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Christina Roman

Freelance journalist and Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellow

Christina Roman is a freelance journalist and current Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellow with support from the Li Center for Global Journalism. She is a 2023 graduate of Columbia Journalism School. While at Columbia, she served as board member for the campus chapter of The Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists and produced a documentary on transgender families fleeing Texas. 

She attended the 2022 Disarming Disinformation masterclasses with ICFJ and the Knight Center, where her cross-border investigative work was presented. 

In 2017 she founded Immigrant Report, a literary magazine that centres immigrant voices through non-fiction essays, art, and interviews. Prior to journalism, Christina worked as an actor and as a web designer. 

Christina is interested in how the way people think shapes cultural and political structures. Her reporting has explored the gamification of conspiracy thinking, the impact of cultural tourism on local communities, and regulation for mental health pharmaceuticals. She is an advocate for representation in media and is based in New York City. 

Project topic: Reckoning with media coverage of ADHD 

Sponsor: Columbia J School