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“One of the more delicate feats of great journalism is knowing how to be intensely present yet invisible. Stephania Taladrid has an extraordinary talent for releasing the storyteller in those she interviews; writing from the still eye of spiraling controversy or upheaval, she finds and protects the unforgettably human. Whether at an abortion clinic on the day Roe v. Wade is overturned or standing witness to the pain of Uvalde’s stricken parents, Taladrid draws out what otherwise would remain hidden.”
- Whiting Awards Citation
Stephania Taladrid
Photo credit: Willy Somma

Stephania Taladrid is a contributing writer at The New Yorker, where she covers Latino communities across the United States. She has written on topics ranging from the 2020 Presidential election to the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. For her reporting on the fall of Roe v. Wade, Taladrid was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist, won a Whiting Award in nonfiction, and was recognized as a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Public Interest.

In 2022, Taladrid reported and produced “American Scar,” a short documentary on the environmental implications of the border wall, which received a special mention from the jury at the film festival DOC NYC. She has also reported from Latin America and Spain, writing about the legacy of the Franco dictatorship, Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis, and foreign affairs.

Taladrid grew up in Mexico, the United States, Spain, and France, and earned a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and, before joining the magazine, she was a political speechwriter.

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The Pulitzer Prizes
The Pulitzer Prizes

On May 8th, the Pulitzer Prizes were announced and Stephania Taladrid was recognized as a finalist in National Reporting for her work on the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Judges highlighted Taladrid's "sweeping and empathetic reporting on individuals caught in the abortion fight in New Mexico, Texas and Mexico."

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The Whiting Awards
The Whiting Awards

On March 29th, the 38th Whiting Awards Ceremony was held at the New-York Historical Society. Every year, the Whiting Foundation recognizes ten writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama on the basis of “early accomplishment and the promise of great work to come.” Stephania Taladrid received a Whiting Award in nonfiction.

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The National Magazine Awards
The National Magazine Awards

On February 23rd, the American Society of Magazine editors announced the finalists for the 2023 National Magazine Awards. Established in 1966, the awards honor “the best in print and digital journalism;” Stephania Taladrid was a finalist in the Public Interest category for her coverage on the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

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Selected Works
As long as our stories and voices continue to be written out of textbooks, omitted in film, TV, and print, and minimized in the halls of power, people will continue to see Latinos as something other than inherently American.
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Speaking Engagements
Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY
A Panel on the Changing Landscape on the News
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Reporting on Latinos: A Two-Day Symposium
Center for Fiction, Brooklyn, NY
A Reading by the 2023 Whiting Award Winners
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Keynote Address at the Laurie Chair in Women’s Studies Symposium
PEN, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
A Conversation with Award-Winning Photographer Alejandro Cegarra on the State of the Immigration Debate
Sky Island Alliance, Tucson, AZ
American Scar Virtual Screening
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Missoula, MT
Presentation of American Scar and Q&A with Filmmakers
SVA Theatre, New York, NY
Van Alen Sessions: Premiere Screening of Borderlands
Instituto Cervantes, New York, NY
A Conversation with Aaron Shulman, Author of “The Age of Disenchantments”
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