We’re excited to welcome Nick Fouriezos as part of our first cohort of national reporters. He’ll be covering the role of colleges in rural America, writing in-depth stories, publishing a regular newsletter, and collaborating on projects with our Local Network of higher education reporters.

Nick is an experienced enterprise and investigative reporter with bylines in The New York Times, Baltimore Sun, Daily Beast, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and USA Today, among others. As OZY Magazine’s Washington correspondent for six years, he wrote stories from six continents and covered two presidential elections. In 2017, he created and led “States of the Nation,” a year-long reporting project where he spent a week each in all 50 U.S. states to spotlight under-covered communities and reintroduce people to their neighbors.

“As I’ve traveled and reported across the country, it’s become so abundantly clear the pivotal role higher education plays — in advancing opportunity or stymying it, in healing communities or hindering them, in bridging a divided nation or dividing it further,” Nick said. “Open Campus is right at the crossroads of that discussion, which is why I’m so excited to join the great work started by Scott and Sara. My entire career has been about spotlighting the people and ideas that get missed by the all-too-myopic media shuffle, and I’m thrilled to have the chance to continue breaking new ground with Open Campus.”

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