Zeke Turner '09

After I finished at Dartmouth, I worked two years as a reporter in New York.
My time on the FSP in Rome with Professor Stewart was probably my happiest
time in college, and eventually in New York I got the idea to apply for
funding to research something related to my work as a journalist in Germany.
I won a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst stipend to research German
quality newspapers — I was working as a media reporter in New York
covering print media. I was supposed to stay in Berlin 10 months and that was
almost four years ago. During my grant, I began to work as a freelance
correspondent, traveling across Europe and eventually the world. Among other
places, my writing has appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, Grantland, The New
York Times, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, The New Yorker and The Wall
Street Journal's magazine, WSJ. Now I'm starting my staff job in Europe
covering economics and finance for Politico Europe, a partnership between the
American organization and Axel Springer, a German publisher.

The appreciation for travel, language, critical and inquiry that I learned as
a classics major has been central to my work since graduation. I planned to
study economics when I started at Dartmouth and, even as that is directly
related to my work now, I've never regretted changing my mind.