Ukraine | Reporter, Kyiv Post
Alfred Friendly Fellow | Host: KCUR, the National Public Radio affiliate in Kansas City, and the Chicago Tribune
As a reporter at the Kyiv Post, Anna Yakutenko has primarily covered social problems throughout Ukraine. She was a lead reporters for a Journalism of Tolerance project that highlighted challenges faced by sexual, ethnic and other minorities in the country, as well as people with physical disabilities and those living in poverty. She also covered social changes in war-damaged areas of Eastern Ukraine.
Yakutenko spearheads many of the Post’s innovative efforts. She produces KP Podcast, a program that discusses the most important stories of the week/month by interviewing the journalists who cover them. She is also the primary reporter for their video department, which is currently making a series of interviews with successful young Ukrainians.
“I think that the Kyiv Post has already taught me the most vital things the journalism profession requires – the ability to find interesting and important stories and convey them in the most accurate and honest form,” Yakutenko wrote in her application. “What I am looking for now is a way to improve my video toolkit to be able to tell those stories in another format.”
Yakutenko, the fifth-consecutive Fellow from the Kyiv Post, will work at KCUR, the National Public Radio affiliate in Kansas City, and the Chicago Tribune.