• Chris Benderev

    Host / Reporter / Producer

    Chris Benderev has more than a decade of experience producing and reporting for NPR’s newsroom, Science Desk, and podcasts. He was a founding producer and reporter on NPR’s Embedded podcast and, earlier in his career, he was a producer at NPR's Weekend EditionMorning EditionHidden Brain and the TED Radio Hour. He is currently a producer for This American Life.

  • Tony Gillies


    Tony Gillies has been a journalist and editor for 40 years. He is the former Editor in Chief of the Australian Associated Press, where he had full editorial and commercial responsibility for 16 years, navigating the national newswire agency through profound industry change. Until recently, he was also President of the global news agency network MINDS International. Prior to his time at the Australian Associated Press, Tony spent almost 25 years in newspaper publishing as a reporter, editor and editorial trainer.

  • Muna Abbas

    Plan International, Jordan
    Head of Mission

    Muna Abbas is Head of Mission for Plan International in Jordan, which supports early development and access to quality education for vulnerable children. She oversees the design and implementation of humanitarian and development programs focused on education, children’s rights, child protection, ECD, girls’ rights and women’s empowerment.

    Abbas has been involved in child advocacy for twenty years; prior to her current job, she held management positions at United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and Save the Children.

  • Mohammad Abo-Hilal

    Syria Bright Future

    Mohammad Abo-Hilal, MD, is a clinical psychiatrist who founded Syria Bright Future to help Syrian refugees, particularly children. Its programs include one-on-one therapy and group sessions that try to help children cope with nightmares and flashbacks.

    Syria Bright Future  organization also offers activities to help children deal with the day-to-day challenges of being refugees. In the Za’atari Refugee Camp, Syria Bright Future provides awareness sessions for teenagers on underage marriage and gender-based violence, and safe spaces for younger children to play.

    Himself a refugee, Abo-Hilal fled Syria in 2011 after being arrested and tortured by the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

  • Lindsay Adams

    SABER-ECD - The World Bank
    Education Specialist

    Lindsay Adams is a consultant specializing in early childhood development at the World Bank. Based in Washington D.C., Adams provides technical support and disseminates best practices on ECD to regional teams across the Bank, and has authored numerous SABER-ECD (Systems Assessment for Better Education Results—Early Childhood Development) country reports. She has worked with Results for Development Institute to conduct research and policy analysis for the Global Partnership for Education and the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity. She has also worked with Save the Children on ECD research and advocacy.

    Prior to focusing on ECD, Adams worked with foundations to promote social development and human rights in the Middle East. She holds a B.A. in Politics from Princeton University, an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from New York University, and an Ed.M. in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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  • Reza Afshari

    Reza Afshari is a professor of history and human rights at Pace University. He specializes in the historiography of human rights, focusing on the Middle East.

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  • Erin Alberty

    Erin Alberty is a reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune where she has covered public safety and outdoor recreation for 10 years. Previously she worked for The Saginaw News and The Houghton Daily Mining Gazette in Michigan, and The Ottumwa Courier in her hometown of Ottumwa, Iowa. Her work has received national awards from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, as well as state and regional reporting awards in Utah and Michigan.

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  • Yamiche Alcindor

    Yamiche Alcindor is a USA TODAY national breaking news reporter and a documentary filmmaker based in New York City. She splits her time covering quickly developing incidents and stories about the social issues affecting the United States. She’s traveled across the country to cover stories including the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Boston Marathon bombing, the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. as well as protests in both Ferguson, Mo. and Baltimore, Md. She also spends time writing and producing videos about societal concerns such as wrongful convictions, human trafficking, gun violence and poverty. She has been a frequent guest on MSNBC and has also explained her reporting on PBS, C-SPAN, NPR and a variety of local television stations across the nation. She earned a bachelor's degree in Government and English at Georgetown University and a master's degree in broadcast news and documentary filmmaking at New York University.

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  • Stan Alcorn

    Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting
    Reporter and Producer

    Stan Alcorn is a reporter and producer for Reveal. He previously was a reporter for Marketplace, covering business and economic news – from debit card fees levied on the formerly incarcerated to the economic impact of Beyoncé's hair. He also has helped launch new shows at Marketplace and Slate, researched books by journalists at Time and CNBC, and reported for outlets including FiveThirtyEight, High Country News, Narratively, Digg, WNYC and NPR.

  • Kael Alford

    Kael Alford, is a documentary photographer, writer and educator whose work has been published in international magazines. Her work is featured in the book Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq. During her Nieman fellowship at Harvard University in 2009-2010, Alford made her first short film, "After the Storm." An essay about her current project appears in the Spring 2010 issue of The Nieman Reports. Alford teaches at Southern Methodist Univesrity in Dallas and is represented by Panos Pictures in London.

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  • Hassan Ali

    Hassan S. Ali, 23, is the founder of Tame The Bear, a comedic blogazine and video website aimed at satirizing the current financial crisis. As an alum of the University of Chicago, where he was news editor of the Chicago Maroon student newspaper, he had close ties to the journalism community at NIU.

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  • Her Royal Highness Princess Rym al-Ali

    Her Royal Highness Princess Rym Ali founded the Jordan Media Institute (JMI), a non-profit institution whose aim is to establish an Arab center of excellence for journalism education with a Master’s program at its core. She is also a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Royal Film Commission of Jordan.

    Prior to marrying HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Princess Rym worked extensively for international broadcasters including CNN, where she began as a producer in 1998 and later worked as a Baghdad correspondent from 2001 until 2004. She developed her portfolio working for the BBC, Dubai TV, Bloomberg TV, Radio Monte-Carlo Moyen-Orient and United Press International-UPI.

    In 2011, Princess Rym Ali received a prestigious Alumni Award from the Columbia University School of Journalism. That year, she was also awarded the “Best International Journalist” prize at the 32nd Ischia International Journalism Awards Ceremony in Italy, as well as the French Knight of the Legion of Honor decoration from the French government. In 2012, the Global Thinkers Forum awarded Princess Rym Ali the Excellence in Media Award. And in November 2013, Princess Rym Ali received a PhD honoris causa from Coventry University in England for her contribution to the field of Journalism and Media.

    A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Princess Rym Ali also holds a MPhil in Political Science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and a MA in English Literature from the Sorbonne.

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  • Leon Alligood

    Leon Alligood is a state news reporter for The Tennessean, a position he has held since the Nashville Banner, the afternoon newspaper, ceased publication in 1998. He worked there for 11 ½ years. Prior to his arrival in Nashville, he began his career with stints at two weekly newspapers.

    Assignments have taken him as far away as Afghanistan and Iraq, but usually he is found covering the small towns of Middle Tennessee. Over the years his writing has won numerous state, regional and national honors. He is a Georgia native and a graduate of the University of Georgia. He is married and his wife, Bertie, is an 8th grade teacher and they have two grown sons, Arthur and Shep, and a dog named U.G. Lee.

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  • Jay Allison

    Jay Allison is an independent journalist and leader in public broadcasting. He produces The Moth Radio Hour and has created hundreds of documentary programs and series. Over the past 35 years, he has been a frequent contributor to NPR news programs and This American Life, and is a six-time Peabody Award winner. He hosted and produced This I Believe on NPR and co-edited the best-selling companion books. With The Kitchen Sisters, Allison co-produced and curated the series Lost & Found SoundThe Sonic Memorial Project, and Hidden Kitchens

    Through his non-profit organization – Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts – he co-founded the acclaimed website, which helps people tell their own stories, and the Public Radio Exchange (, which helps get those stories to listeners. He also founded WCAI, the public radio service for Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cape Cod, where Allison lives with his family.

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  • Erika Almiron

    Erika Almiron is Executive Director of Juntos, a Latino immigrant-led community organization working for human rights. Almiron was born in South Philadelphia to immigrant parents from Paraguay and has spent almost two decades working in the Latino community. In her youth she served as president of various Latino leadership organizations in her high school in Norristown and at Penn State University. She went on to work with Latino communities in Philadelphia and surrounding counties on issues ranging from women’s health, gentrification, prison reform, and poverty. Several years ago she helped start the Media Mobilizing Project while working at the American Friends Service Committee with the Mexico/US border program on the issue of living and working conditions for maquiladora workers. Prior to joining Juntos as Executive Director, Almiron was the assistant director of the Philadelphia Student Union working with young people on leadership development and education reform. In her spare time she is a freelance photographer and her pictures have been published and exhibited over the last several years in Philadelphia and beyond. She has documented prison conditions in South America, mountain top removal in West Virginia, homelessness in Harlem, and most recently she received the prestigious Leeway Foundation Award to document agricultural reform and land distribution in Brazil and Paraguay.

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  • Barbara Ammirati

    Barbara Ammirati started her humanitarian career with Save the Children in 2005 as part of the first domestic emergency response following Hurricane Katrina on the US Gulf Coast. She has since gained extensive international experience managing child rights and protection program development, implementation and evaluation - with hands on field experience including three years in Afghanistan, program oversight in Kenya, Liberia, and the Philippines.

    Most recently, Ammirati led response and recovery programs across five Save the Children disaster programs including Puerto Rico, North Carolina, and Florida in 2017 and 2018 and is currently serving as Team Lead for Save the Children’s Border Response. She holds an MA in Human Rights from Columbia University.

  • Deborah Amos


    Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR and is also reporting on refugee resettlement and immigration in the U.S. Her reports can be heard on NPR’s award-winning Morning EditionAll Things Considered and Weekend Edition

    Amos teaches Migration Reporting at Princeton University in the Fall term. She was first named a Ferris Professor in 2012 and has returned to Princeton to continue teaching as the University expands its journalism program. 

  • Robert Anda, M.D.

    Senior Researcher of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology

    Robert Anda is a Senior Researcher in Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is the principal investigator with the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, which examines the health and social effects of adverse childhood experiences over the lifespan.

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  • Roseanna Ander

    Roseanna Ander, MPH, is the founding Executive Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the University of Chicago Urban Education Lab.  The University of Chicago Crime Lab and Urban Education Lab each works to help develop, implement and evaluate promising social policy interventions in a way that generates objective outcome data about what works and why. It is based in part on the success of MIT’s “Poverty Action Lab” which has quickly become a world leader in applying similarly rigorous research methods to understanding how to address poverty and other social problems in the developing world. In January 2010, Ander was appointed to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Research Advisory Committee and to the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission. In March 2011, she was named co-chair of Chicago Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel’s Public Safety Transition Committee.

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  • Catherine Anderson


    Catherine is a composer, sound designer, and producer based in NYC. She worked as a freelance audio engineer at various studios around the city before getting a full time position with Gimlet Media. Her work can be heard on a variety of different shows across the network. Currently, she is mixing and making music for Resistance. When she isn't working on podcasts, you can find her playing keytar in a band called Robot Princess.

  • Jenny Anderson

    Jenny Anderson has been a journalist for more than 20 years, including four years at Institutional Investor magazine, and 10 years at the New York Times. In 2008 she won a Gerald Loeb award for her coverage of Merrill Lynch leading up to the financial crisis. After more than a decade covering Wall Street, she moved to cover schools and learning at the New York Times. She wrote a book about marriage and behavioral economics called It's Not You, It's the Dishes which won a Books for a Better Life award in 2011. In 2015 she left the Times to join Quartz, creating two "obsessions": the Science of Learning and the Art of Parenting, later adding early childhood development and the future of schools. She is a frequent speaker, moderating or speaking on panels at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Brookings Institution and for Teach for All, among others. She lives in London with her husband and two daughters. 

  • Jon Anderson

    Jon Anderson graduated from Drexel University’s Film and Video program in 2010.  In 2011 he began working as an editor and producer for’s video department, where he produces, shoots, and edits much of the original video content for the website. Outside of he has directed and produced a few music videos.

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  • Jon Lee Anderson

    New Yorker
    Staff Writer

    Jon Lee Anderson has been a staff writer for the The New Yorker since 1998. He has covered numerous conflicts for the magazine, including those in Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Angola, Somalia, Sudan, Mali, and Liberia. He has also reported frequently from Latin America and the Caribbean, writing about Rio de Janeiro’s gangs, the Panama Canal, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and a Caracas slum, among other subjects, and has written Profiles of Augusto Pinochet, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, and Gabriel García Márquez.

  • Al Anstey

    Al Anstey is the managing director of Al Jazeera English (AJE), the international news and current affairs channel that broadcasts to over 260 million households in more than 130 countries around the world. Al is responsible for leading the channel into its next stage of evolution, and oversees its day-to-day operations across its international bureau and programming. Under his leadership, the channel has picked up numerous awards and accolades including RTS News Channel of the Year, a Peabody, a DuPont and the Columbia Journalism Award. Prior to joining Al Jazeera in 2005, Al was as head of foreign news at ITN in the UK, after many years as their senior foreign editor. He also ran ITN's American operations for two years after 9/11. Al started his career as a producer at CBS News, and then moved to the start-up of Reuters GMTV as a reporter and news editor. He then joined Associated Press Television News (APTN) as senior producer for South Asia based in New Delhi, and then Sydney, before taking on the position of Asia editor with responsibility for APTN's bureaus and coverage across Asia.

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  • Melanie Anstey

    Melanie Anstey is married to a high profile foreign correspondent. She is a freelance documentary maker, and now works for the Rory Peck Trust in London.

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  • Jose Antonio Vargas

    Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of Define American, a campaign that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration.

    In June 2011, the New York Times Magazine published a groundbreaking essay he wrote in which he revealed and chronicled his life in America as an undocumented immigrant, stunning media and political circles and attracting worldwide coverage. A year later, he appeared on the cover of TIME magazine internationally with fellow undocumented immigrants as part of a follow-up cover story. Since then, he has testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform, and written and directed Documented, a documentary film on his undocumented experience. It world premiered in June 2013 as the centerpiece of the AFIDOCS film festival in Washington, D.C.

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  • Matt Apuzzo

    Matt Apuzzo is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times based in Washington. He has covered law enforcement and security matters for more than a decade and is the co-author of the book "Enemies Within." A graduate of Colby College, he joined The New York Times in 2014 after 11 years with The Associated Press. He teaches journalism at Georgetown University and once successfully argued a motion from the audience in federal court.

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  • Ana Arana

    Ana Arana is an investigative journalist with extensive international experience. A former U.S. foreign correspondent, she is currently based in Mexico City where she is director of Fundacion MEPI, an investigative journalist project that promotes binational and regional investigative projects.

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  • Alberto Arce

    Ochberg Fellow

    Alberto Arce is the editor of The New York Times en Español and a freelance journalist based in Mexico City. Prior to joining The New York Times, he was the Mexico Correspondent for The Associated Press. Before that, he was AP’s Honduras Correspondent, where he also covered El Salvador. Since 2004, Arce has covered conflicts in Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine as a freelance cameraman and writer for Spanish and international media. He has also written investigative narratives for Guatemala’s Plaza Pública. Arce has been recognized with the 2009 Anna Lindh Award for his coverage of Cast Lead Operation from the Gaza Strip, a 2012 Rory Peck Award for his coverage of the battle of Misrata in Libya, and a 2013 Overseas Press Club Award for his work in Central America.

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  • Jose Arreola

    Jose Arreola is the outreach and organizing manager at Educators for Fair Consideration in Oakland, CA. He was born in Durango, Mexico and came to the United States when he was four years old. With the unconditional love and support of his family and the guidance of many mentors, Arreola went on to study Political Science, History and Ethnic Studies at Santa Clara University, where he received a full scholarship. During his college career, Arreola was an outspoken leader on campus around issues of racism, inequality, and oppression. His work culminated in him becoming Executive Director of the Multicultural Center of Santa Clara University. Upon graduation, he was trained as a community organizer for racial and economic justice by the Center for Third World Organizing in Oakland, CA. As an undocumented immigrant himself, he utilizes his experiences to help empower and support other undocumented immigrants across the country.

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  • Lorena Arroyo

    El País
    Multimedia editor

    Lorena Arroyo is a multimedia editor who reports on Latin America, immigration, and more for El País. Based in Mexico City, she also has been a correspondent in Brazil and Bolivia for the Spanish news agency EFE. Her experience includes being an editor and reporter for the BBC World Service and Univision Noticias. Her stories have been awarded with an Emmy, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and a World Press Photo.

  • Dart Award Photographers

    For more than a decade, the Dart Center has honored teams of journalists whose reporting of violence and disaster goes beyond the ordinary with the Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma. Dart Media curator Donna DeCesare with Jose Castillo selected a few exemplary images by a few exemplary photographers from this extraordinary group.

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  • Zenobia Azeem

    Zenobia Azeem is a Web Assistant at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, and currently an MPA candidate at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. She previously worked in the field of international election observation in Lebanon, Sudan, South Sudan, and Egypt. Prior to starting at Columbia, she spent time freelancing in Egypt and studying Arabic.

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  • Isaac Bailey

    Ochberg Fellow

    Isaac Bailey is a freelance journalist whose work has been published by Esquire Magazine, Politico,, Longreads and Nieman Reports, as well as several dozen newspapers and online publications throughout the United States. He was a 2014 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

    Bailey has written about issues ranging from real estate and politics to criminal justice and left-lane driving. He has won numerous writing awards, including the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism and others from the South Carolina Press Association, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, the National Association of Black Journalists and the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors. His first book, “Proud. Black. Southern. (But I Still Don’t Eat Watermelon in Front of White People)”, was released in 2009. Bailey’s second book will be published by Other Press in the fall of 2017.

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  • Melissa Bailey

    Ochberg Fellow

    Melissa Bailey is a Boston-based reporter on the enterprise and investigative team for Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit U.S. health news service. Her focus is terminal illness, aging and dying. Her investigative stories have shed light on elderly suicide, hospice patients abandoned in their final days of life, and violence perpetrated by gun owners who develop dementia. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, PBS NewsHour and other publications. 

  • Cecilia Ballí


    Cecilia Ballí is a contributor to Texas Monthly and Harper’s magazines. A native of Brownsville, Texas, she has researched and written about the U.S.-Mexico border for many years. Her personal essays have appeared in various anthologies, including “Puro Border” (Cinco Puntos Press), “Colonize This!” (Seal Press), “Border-line Personalities” (Rayo/Harpercollins), “Rio Grande” (UT Press), and “Hecho en Tejas” (UNM Press). 

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  • Christoph Bangert

    Christoph Bangert has worked in Palestine, Japan, Darfur, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Pakistan, the US, Lebanon, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Iraq, where he spent about nine months in 2005 and 2006 on assignment for The New York Times. His work from Iraq is collected in his book "Iraq: The Space Between."

    His pictures have been published in leading international publications and he regularly photographs on assignment for The New York Times, Stern Magazine and Neue Zürcher Zeitung. 

    Bangert won awards from World Press Photo, POYi and others and participated in the Joop Swart Masterclass. After completing a 14 month long overland journey with his Land Rover across Africa he published a book called "Africa Overland" with National Geographic Germany in 2013.

    Currently he is working on a long term project about the Fukushima nuclear disaster. His new book "War Porn" was released in May 2014.

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  • Chris Bannon

    Chris Bannon is the program director for WNYC AM and FM, as well as for New Jersey Public Radio. Since 2006, he has also managed a portfolio of award-winning local and national programs, including the Brian Lehrer Show, the Leonard Lopate Show, Soundcheck, Freakonomics Radio and Studio 360.

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  • Ann Louise Bardach

    Ann Louise Bardach is an award-winning author and journalist who has covered a wide range of political and cultural issues - from crime reporting to elections to matters of faith and belief to the nature of celebrity. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal’s Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate, The New Republic, Newsweek/The Daily Beast as Writer-at-Large and Vanity Fair, where she was a reporter for a decade.

  • Anne Barnard

    Ochberg Fellow

    Anne Barnard is Beirut Bureau Chief for The New York Times, where she has covered the Syrian crisis and its impact on individuals and communities since 2013. Prior to this post, Barnard was a reporter on the Times Metro Desk where she primarily covered New York City. During that time she did several foreign stints in Russia, Libya, Lebanon and Haiti. Before joining the Times in 2007, Barnard was The Boston Globe’s Middle East Bureau Chief from 2005 to 2007, and their Iraq Bureau Chief from 2003 to 2005.

    Barnard has also worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Moscow Times. She has won several awards for her journalism including Columbia’s Meyer Berger Award for in-depth reporting on ordinary lives, and the New York Press Club’s Heart of New York Award.

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  • Neil Barsky

    Creator & Executive Producer

    Neil Barsky is the chairman and founder of the Marshall Project, a non-profit journalism enterprise that covers the American system of criminal justice with the goal of sparking a national conversation about reform. He has enjoyed a varied career in the fields of journalism, finance and film. He has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, working for the New York Daily News and the Wall Street Journal. Later, he embarked on a career in finance, and served as an equity research analyst in the areas of real estate, casinos and hotels for Morgan Stanley. Neil next went on to build two hedge fund businesses, Midtown Capital and Alson Capital Partners. He retired from the money management business in 2009. Neil directed and also produced the critically-acclaimed documentary film KOCH, which aired nationally on PBS's POV series. He also recently taught economics at Oberlin College. Neil is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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  • John Barth

    John Barth is Managing Director of the Public Radio Exchange (, an online distributor and archive of radio programs and audio that serves public radio networks, stations, producers, podcasts, satellite radio and commercial digital companies.

    Barth was the founding producer of the public radio business program Marketplace. From there he went on to run all of AOL's news operations and business, and later was in charge of original content for the premium spoken word site He was the Editorial Director of the 2003 Public Radio Collaboration project, “Whose Democracy Is It?” and forged collaborations with NPR, the BBC, Microsoft, PBS and

    Barth has been a reporter, producer and news director at public radio stations in Missouri, Minnesota and Philadelphia. His radio work has been heard on NPR's various programs. In addition, he was an adjunct professor at George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs where he also serves on its advisory council, and has been a judge for the Third Coast Audio Festival and Dart Awards, and has served on the board of the Public Radio Program Directors and has advised many funding evaluation panels for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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  • Emily Bazelon

    Emily Bazelon is the author of the national bestseller "Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy." She is a senior editor at Slate, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. She is also a frequent guest on the Colbert Report. Before joining Slate, Bazelon was a Soros media fellow. She worked as an editor and writer at Legal Affairs magazine and as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. Bazelon is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.

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  • Grace Beahm

    Grace Beahm is a photojournalist for The Post and Courier. She was named Photojournalist of the Year in 2013 by the South Carolina Press Association and served as president of the South Carolina News Photographers Association for several years. A native of Maryland, she worked for a group of community newspapers in the Washington, DC area before joining the staff of The Post and Courier in 2001. She is also a graduate of Ohio University's School of Visual Communication.

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  • Hector Becerra

    Los Angeles Times
    Deputy Managing Editor


    Hector Becerra is the deputy managing editor for California and Metro, at the helm of our largest staff with a charge of refining its mission and mining for new coverage gold. He oversees the coalition of beats, teams and distinctive voices that comprise our signature local and statewide coverage — from the 88 cities in greater L.A., to our evolving approach to communities of color, investigative journalism and the narratives that define the contours of the most populous state in America.

  • Shelagh Beckett

    Shelagh Beckett gained extensive experience as a practitioner and manager specialising in children’s services, adoption and fostering. She works independently providing consultancy to local authorities, the third sector and the media. Beckett is regularly appointed as an expert witness and also lectures on specialist post graduate and post qualifying child care courses. She has been series consultant to many documentary programmes featuring social work, child protection, fostering and adoption – including various award-winning BBC series.

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  • Nicole Beemsterboer

    Executive Producer

    Nicole Beemsterboer is the former Senior Supervising Producer of NPR’s Enterprise Storytelling Unit, where she oversaw NPR’s seasonal longform narrative properties, including InvisibiliaRough TranslationEmbedded, and short-run special series. Previously she was the Senior Producer of Investigations at NPR, where she oversaw the conceptualization, development and execution of the network’s investigative reporting. 

  • Emily Bell

    Emily Bell is Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism based at Columbia Journalism School.

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  • Emily Bell

    Emily Bell is Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School.

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  • Helen Benedict

    Professor, Columbia Journalism School

    Helen Benedict, a professor of journalism at Columbia University, is the author of "The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq." 

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  • Kelley Benham French

    Narrative Editor

    Kelley Benham French is a Professor of Practice in journalism in the Media School at Indiana University. She is also Senior Editor for Narrative and Special Projects at USA TODAY. She has edited three series that were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Her series on the birth of her extremely premature daughter, Juniper, was also a Pulitzer finalist.

  • Robert Benincasa

    Robert Benincasa is a producer for National Public Radio in Washington, DC. He works mainly on web and radio stories that involve data analysis and multimedia data presentations.

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  • Jessica Benko

    Ochberg Fellow

    Jessica Benko is an independent print and radio journalist. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Wired, This American Life, and elsewhere. Formerly a producer for WNYC's Radiolab and science editor for WNYC's Studio 360, she often pursues stories where the practice of science aims to address human suffering, in areas of medicine, psychology, poverty, public health, or appropriate technology. Her recent reporting topics include humane prison reform, epidemic prevention in the aftermath of Ebola, and the impact of extremist violence in East and West Africa.

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  • Rafael J. Bentacourt

    Havanada Consulting
    Urban Economist

    Rafael J. Bentacourt an urban economist with over 25 years experience in international development, urban economics and planning, business administration and consulting. He is a partner in Havanada Consulting, a progressive consulting firm, which focuses on non-profit sustainable development projects and social enterprise initiatives in Cuba and the Caribbean Basin. He is Senior Associate of the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and a research consultant for the Canadian Embassy in Cuba.

  • Amanda Bergson-Shilcock

    Amanda Bergson-Shilcock currently serves as the director of outreach and program evaluation at the nonprofit Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, where she coordinates data collection and analysis. Ms. Bergson-Shilcock is also a member of the International Visitors Council. Previously, she worked at the nonprofit OMG Center for Collaborative Learning, where her duties included grants management for the Pew Fund for Health and Human Services in Philadelphia. She was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied American Civilization with an emphasis on minority populations.

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  • Sam Berkhead

    Sam Berkhead is IJNet’s English and engagement editor, overseeing IJNet's English content and social media accounts. Originally from Western New York, she graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a degree in journalism and mass communication.

  • Nina Berman

    Nina Berman is a documentary photographer, filmmaker, author and educator. Her wide-ranging work looks at  American politics, militarism,  post violence trauma and resistance.  Her photographs and videos have been exhibited at more than 100 venues from the security walls of the Za'atari refugee camp to the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is the author of Purple Hearts – Back from Iraq, (2004) portraits and interviews with wounded American veterans, Homeland, (2008) an examination of the militarization of American life post September 11, and most recently, An autobiography of Miss Wish (2017) a story told with a survivor of sexual violence which was shortlisted for both the Aperture and Arles book prizes. Additional fellowships, awards and grants include:  the New York Foundation for the Arts, the World Press Photo Foundation, Pictures of the Year International, the Open Society Foundation, the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the Aftermath Project. She is a member of the photography and film collective NOOR images and a Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she directs the photography program.

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  • Emily Bernard

    Emily Bernard is the author of “Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White.” Her other books include “Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten” (2001), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. “Some of My Best Friends: Writers on Interracial Friendship” (2004) was chosen by the New York Public Library as a Book for the Teen Age. “Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs” (2009), a book she co-authored with Deborah Willis, received a 2010 NAACP Image Award.

  • Jennifer Berry Hawes

    Jennifer Berry Hawes is a feature writer for The Post and Courier who covers faith and values with a special interest in social issues. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including being named South Carolina Journalist of the Year and the Religion Newswriters Association's Cornell Reporter of the Year award, given to the top religion writer at mid-size newspapers. A journalist for two decades, she also is the mother of two.

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  • Kathy Best

    Executive Editor

    Kathy Best was editor of the Missoulian in Missoula, Mont., and the Ravalli Republic in nearby Hamilton from June 2016 through April 2019. She previously worked as executive editor and managing editor of The Seattle Times and as a top editor for the Baltimore Sun, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She was also a reporter for the Post-Dispatch in its Washington, D.C., and Illinois statehouse bureaus. Best now leads the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

  • Theresa S. Betancourt

    Theresa S. BetancourtScD, is the Salem Professor in Global Practice at the Boston College School of Social Work and Director of the Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA). Her central research interests include the developmental and psychosocial consequences of concentrated adversity on children, youth and families; resilience and protective processes in child and adolescent mental health and child development; refugee families; and applied cross-cultural mental health research. She is Principal Investigator of an intergenerational study of war/prospective longitudinal study of war-affected youth in Sierra Leone (LSWAY). This research led to the development of a group mental health intervention for war-affected youth that demonstrated effectiveness for improving emotion regulation, daily functioning and school functioning in war-affected youth. This intervention, the Youth Readiness Intervention (YRI), is now at the core of a scale-up study within youth employment programs now underway in collaboration with the World Bank and Government of Sierra Leone as a part of the NIMH-funded Mental Health Services and Implementation Science Research Hub called Youth FORWARD.

  • Brittany Birkett

    Brittany Birkett, a senior at University of Washington, works with Dart Center West as an undergraduate intern.

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  • Jennifer Bjorhus

    Star Tribune
    Jennifer Bjorhus covers the environment for the Star Tribune. During her 12 years with the company, she has covered business and criminal justice as well as been an investigative reporter. She was a reporter on the newspaper’s 2018 “Denied Justice” series about systemic failures in the criminal justice system’s response to reported sexual assaults in Minnesota, a Pulitzer finalist and winner of a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the national Society of Professional Journalists. Her projects on police use of force and on discipline by the state’s police licensing board won national awards including the Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting and a National Headliner Award for investigative reporting. Jennifer was named Journalist of the Year in 2018 by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She started in journalism as a general assignment reporter at the Seattle Times and covered a range of business beats at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Oregonian and the San Jose Mercury News. A native of Minnesota, she graduated from Carleton College in 1986 and the University of California-Berkeley in 1994 with master’s degrees in journalism and Asian studies. She lives in St. Paul with her husband, Ranjit. They have two sons.
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  • ​Maureen Black

    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    John A. Scholl, M.D. and Mary Louise Scholl, M.D. Professor in Pediatrics

    Maureen Black is the John A. Scholl, M.D. and Mary Louise Scholl, M.D. Endowed Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and founder/director of the Growth and Nutrition Clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic that provides services to Maryland children with poor growth and feeding problems. She is an adjunct professor in the Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Black is a pediatric psychologist who specializes in intervention research related to children’s nutrition, health, and development conducted in low-income communities in Baltimore and in developing countries.

    Black is chief of the University of Maryland’s Division of Growth and Nutrition.  She has a long-standing interest in child development, beginning with a fellowship in developmental disabilities at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA. She is a principal investigator for Children’s HealthWatch, a multi-site initiative among Growth and Nutrition Clinics in seven cities that monitors the wellbeing of young children in low-income communities. She has successfully attracted federal funding from NIH, USDA, and several national foundations to conduct intervention trials to promote growth and development among undernourished children, to build parenting skills among adolescent mothers, to follow children who have been prenatally exposed to drugs, and to prevent obesity among toddlers and adolescence.

    Black has been president of two divisions of the American Psychological Association, chair of the Maryland WIC Advisory Committee, chair of the Child Health Foundation, a founding member of the Global Child Development Group, and has served on committees for several professional societies, UNICEF, WHO, and the Institute of Medicine. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Penn State University, an M.A. from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in psychology from Emory University in Atlanta.

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  • Scott Blanchard


    Scott Blanchard is the Sunday editor at the York Daily Record (York, PA), which he joined in 2001. He has edited stories about the 30-year old York riots murder investigations, parents who discovered the military’s mistakes had led to the death of their son, and a teenager who survived a machete attack in her kindergarten classroom. He helped edit a short documentary film about the psychological impact on first responders of the beating death of a 2-year-old girl. In 2012, Blanchard edited a story about the lasting trauma caused by a school shooting nine years earlier, which received a 2013 Dart Award Honorable Mention. He also received an Honorable Mention for the Ochberg Society’s Mimi Award for Editors.

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  • Karina Bland

    Karina Bland is a reporter with The Arizona Republic for 22 years, covering everything from the police beat and city politics to child welfare and family issues, Karina Bland, 47, also writes popular Sunday column, “My So-Called Midlife.”

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  • Hannah Bloch


    Hannah Bloch is lead digital editor on NPR's international desk. Her first contributions to NPR were on the other side of the microphone when, as a writer and editor at National Geographic, she was interviewed about her reporting from Afghanistan and on the role failure plays in exploration. From 2014-2017, Bloch wrote the "Work in Progress" column at The Wall Street Journal. Earlier in her career, she was Time Magazine's first full-time correspondent in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

  • Sandra L. Bloom, M.D.

    Psychiatrist and Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy

    Sandra L. Bloom, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist and associate professor of health
    management and policy and co-director of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at
    the School of Public Health of Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is also past president of
    the International Society for Traumatic Studies. From 1980 to 2001, Bloom was
    medical director of the Sanctuary programs. Her first book, Creating Sanctuary: Toward the
    Evolution of Sane Societies
    , describes the experience of Bloom and her colleagues as they
    learned what it means to become “trauma-informed.”

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  • Sarah Blustain

    The Investigative Fund
    Deputy Editor

    Sarah Blustain is Investigative Fund Deputy Editor. She is a former senior editor of Newsweek/Daily Beast and lives in Montclair, NJ. Previously she was a senior editor at the New Republic, deputy editor of the American Prospect, and senior editor for the feminist magazine Lilith.

  • Emily Bogle

    Photo Editor

    Emily Bogle is a photo editor and art director at NPR where she works with staff and freelance photographers and illustrators.

  • Seth Bomse


    Seth Bomse is a freelance editor whose films have received top honors including multiple Emmy and Peabody awards and have screened all over the world. His films have premiered at Sundance (Memphis), the Tribeca Film Festival (Earth Made of Glass, Big Men, The Diplomat, Enlighten Us) and South by Southwest (Pavilion). He has edited films for HBO Documentary Films, CNN Films, POV, Frontline, and The American Experience. Most recently, Seth edited The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee, which was produced for HBO. He lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn.

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  • Courtney Bonnell

    Associated Press
    Editor, western states

    Courtney Bonnell is the day supervisor for the editing operation overseeing AP’s 13 Western states and is a key editor and collaborator on immigration coverage. She has edited and helped write major stories, including devastating wildfires and racial injustice protests. Before the AP, she worked as a copy editor, metro editor and front-page coordinator for the Arizona Republic.

  • Niala Boodhoo

    Niala Boodhoo is the only Miami Herald reporter who also does regular radio reporting, including hosting, and producing the weekly Miami Herald Friday Business Report.

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  • Anna Boone

    Star Tribune
    Digital designer and journalist

    Anna Boone is a digital designer and journalist at the Star Tribune. Since joining the company in 2017, she has worked on a variety of enterprise projects, including investigations into police handlings of sex assault cases, the events that led to the destruction of a police station, breaking down body camera footage from Daunte Wright's killing and creating a visual timeline of the week after George Floyd's death that changed the world.

  • Michelle Theriault Boots

    Anchorage Daily News

    Michelle Theriault Boots is a reporter with the Anchorage Daily News, where she often reports on the justice and correctional systems in Alaska. She was a 2020 John Jay College Harry Frank Guggenheim criminal justice reporting fellow and a 2017 Kiplinger Program fellow. She holds a master's degree in literary nonfiction writing from the University of Oregon. 

  • Emily Botein

    Emily Botein is a Peabody Award-winning independent radio producer based in New York, with a focus on documentaries and cultural programming. She has launched national shows; produced pilots and selected series; and edited and produced individual pieces. Her work has aired on a range of shows and institutions, including American Routes, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The Metropolitan Opera, National Public Radio, The Next Big Thing, Studio 360, Weekend America and WNYC Radio. Emily was a producer at WNYC in 2001 when the World Trade Center was attacked.

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  • Jabin Botsford

    Washington Post
    Staff Photographer

    Jabin Botsford was hired as a staff photographer at The Washington Post in March, 2016.

    Previously, Botsford interned at The Washington Post, the New York Times (twice), the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch and the Los Angeles Times. His assignments included covering politics, Capitol Hill, the White House and presidential trips. Botsford lives in Washington, D.C.

  • Anne Bourges

    Anne Bourges is a journalist on the French daily newspaper La Montagne. For more than 15 years she has been covering crime, social affairs and general news. She began writing for French regional papers in the early 1990s after a period working on publications in Canada. Since 2007 she has been involved in creating a Dart network for France and the Francophone world.

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  • Kelly Boyce

    Assistant Director

    Kelly Boyce is the former assistant director for the Dart Center, where she worked from 2009-2020. She was a FASPE Fellow and holds a Master of Science in Journalism degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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  • Kate Bramson

    Kate Bramson, a 1993 graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, has been on the Providence Journal reporting staff since August, 2002. Prior to joining the Journal, she was the education writer for the Duluth News Tribune in Minnesota. From October, 1995 to Feburary, 1997, she was news editor for Budapest Week and The Budapest Sun in Hungary.

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  • John Branch

    John Branch joined The New York Times in September 2005 as a reporter in Sports. Mr. Branch was a sports columnist at The Fresno Bee from 2002 to 2005, and worked at the Colorado Springs Gazette as a business reporter from 1996 to 1998 and a sports reporter from 1998 to 2002.

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  • Jennifer Braunschweiger

    Jennifer Braunschweiger is the deputy editor of More magazine, where she covers news, work and personal finance. She is a frequent guest on national news outlets including the TODAY Show, MSNBC, and ABC News. Previously, Braunschweiger served as an articles editor at Good Housekeeping and as health editor at Organic Style. She has also been a freelance writer and an editor at Reader’s Digest and Seventeen. Braunschweiger holds a degree in Literature from Harvard University.

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  • Thomas J. Brennan

    2017 Ochberg Fellow

    Thomas James Brennan is a retired Marine Corps sergeant who served in Iraq during the Second Battle of Fallujah, and as a squad leader in Afghanistan’s Helmand province with the First Battalion, Eighth Marines. He was medically retired in December 2012 and is a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Since 2012, he has turned to journalism and in 2016 founded The War Horse, a nonprofit investigative newsroom. In March 2017 he broke the nude photo sharing scandal in the military, forcing Pentagon and Congressional investigations that have changed legislation about sexual exploitation across the Department of Defense. Brennan profiled Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter for Vanity Fair and has been a regular contributor to The New York Times At War blog. His work for At War earned him a 2013 Honorable Mention from the Dart Center at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Brennan was the military affairs reporter at The Daily News from early 2013 through mid-2014, when he was accepted to the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. He earned his Masters in Journalism in May 2015. He won the 2014 American Legion Fourth Estate Award for exposing how government sequestration in 2013 hindered mental health care at Camp Lejeune, N.C. and at U.S. military bases worldwide, prompting then-secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to restore staffing and treatment to full capacity across the Department of Defense.  Brennan is based in Jacksonville, N.C.

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  • Pia Britto

    Chief and Senior Advisor, Early Childhood Development

    Pia Britto joined UNICEF in 2014 as Chief of Early Childhood Development, bringing with her many years of expertise in early childhood policy and programs. Prior to joining UNICEF she was an Assistant Professor at Yale University and is internationally renowned for her work on developing, implementing and evaluating early childhood programs and policies around the world. This includes providing evidence for the role of governance and finance in national systems in achieving equity, developing models for quality early childhood services, promoting women’s economic empowerment, and the role of parents and caregivers. Britto has been the recipient of various awards and grants, has published articles, books and reports, and made numerous presentations at both academic and non-academic conferences and seminars.

    She obtained her doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University.

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  • Marcia Brophy

    Marcia Brophy, PhD, MsC, is a Child Psychologist, and Wellbeing and Mental Health Specialist working in this field for over 15 years. She is currenly working as Global Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Advisor for International Medical Corps, supporting the organisation’s global leading role in the advancement of mental health from emergency response through to long-term development in humanitarian settings. 

    Prior to this Marcia spent three years as Senior Regional Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Specialist (Middle East & Eurasia) for Save the Children International, based in Amman, Jordan.  Her role as Regional MHPSS Specialist was to ensure access among children, youth and families affected by the conflict in the Middle East to high quality and well-coordinated MHPSS programming. During this time Marcia co-authored four key reports highlighting the mental health needs of children and adolescents growing up in the Syria crises; in Iraq post-ISIS; and in Gaza.  She has also worked as a Mental Health Specialist for refugee communities for UNHCR based in Bangladesh; Regional Technical Advisor for ChildFund International based in Sri Lanka, advising on their youth programmes across Asia; and as a Mental Health Training Advisor in Jaffna, North of Sri Lanka for the Sri Lankan Government’s Department of Health. Marcia holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the Institute of Education and the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London, U.K. respectively.

  • Samantha Broun

    Samantha Broun is a radio and video producer, and the Managing Editor for the Peabody Award-winning website She works with Atlantic Public Media on all its projects, including the Transom Story Workshops. Her documentary work was honored with the Silver Award at the Third Coast International Audio Festival in 2016. For the new podcast from PBS FRONTLINE, she is currently working on a story about the re-sentencing of juveniles now serving life without parole. You can find her collaborative work with photographer Amanda Kowalski at SoundLight Media. Prior to working in radio, Samantha earned a masters degree in education and worked with youth in public schools and after-school programs for 15 years.

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  • Dorothy Brown

    Dorothy Brown, who until recently was enterprise editor for print and multimedia at The Philadelphia Inquirer, has worked closely with April Saul and other photographers working to tell stories in both visual media and in words. Her particular interest is in narrative writing.

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  • Jason Brown

    Jason Brown, 28, began his career as an intern at The Daily Advertiser in 2004 and was promoted to a full-time night cops position shortly afterward.

    Since then, Brown has worked as a general assignment reporter focusing on public safety and environmental issues.

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  • Karen Brown

    Karen Brown covers health care and general assignment stories for WFCR public radio (Amherst, MA) - with a focus on mental health, children's issues, and community-based initiatives. Her features have aired nationally on National Public Radio, American RadioWorks, Marketplace Radio, Justice Talking, and other outlets.

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  • Karen Brown

    Dart ECD Expert
    2015 Ochberg Fellow

    Karen Brown has been a reporter at New England Public Radio since 1998, focusing primarily on health and mental health issues. She also freelances for NPR, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, NOVA Next, and other national outlets. Brown has produced several radio documentaries that address the effects of trauma, including "Life After Stress: The Biology of Trauma and Resilience," "Never Forget: Holocaust Survivors Contend With New Memories of Past Trauma," and "Love, War, and PTSD: Anna and Peter Mohan.” She was a 2015 Dart Center Ochberg Fellow, a 2012-13 MIT-Knight Fellow in Science Journalism and a 2004-5 Rosalynn Carter Fellow in Mental Health Journalism. She received a Master of Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996.

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  • Katherine Brown

    Katherine E Brown is a lecturer in Islamic Studies at University of Birmingham, specialising in gender, jihad and counter-terrorism.  Her research examines Muslim women's involvement in political violence, the role of gender in jihadist ideology, and the gendered impact of counter-terrorism policies and practices worldwide. This work engages directly with public debates on security, Islamophobia and women's rights. 

  • Bradley Brummel

    Bradley Brummel is an Associate Professor of Psychology at The University of Tulsa. His research interests include employee engagement, personality in the workplace and sexual harassment and occupational intimidation. Brummel has a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois. 

  • Chris Bull


    Chris Bull is a book author and contributor to USA Today, The Washington Post Magazine and GQ. He was national correspondent for The Advocate where he covered congress, the White House, Supreme Court and federal agencies. He has written on hate crimes, political activism, and education issues.

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  • Jonathan Bullington | The Times-Picayune
    Lead Investigative Reporter

    Jonathan Bullington is a lead investigative reporter and Chicago native who previously worked at the Chicago Tribune before joining | The Times-Picayune as a crime reporter in 2014. His work has earned national and regional journalism honors.

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  • Ung Bun Y

    Ung Bun Y is a journalist based in Cambodia and a student at the Department of Media & Communication of the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

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  • Shaheen Buneri

    Shaheen Buneri is a journalist based in Peshawar, Pakistan. He covers issues related to politics, society and cultural heritage for national and international media.

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  • Nadine Burke Harris

    Nadine Burke Harris MD, MPF, FAAP is a pediatrician and a leader in the movement to transform how we respond to early childhood adversity and the resulting toxic stress that dramatically impacts our health and longevity. By exploring the science behind childhood adversity, she offers a new way to understand the adverse events that affect all of us throughout our lifetimes. As the found/CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, she has brought these scientific discoveries and her new approach to audiences at the Mayo Clinic, American Academy of Pediatrics, Google Zeitgeist and Dreamforce.

    Her TED Talk, “How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime,” has been viewed more than four million times. Her work has been profiled in the New Yorker, in Paul Tough’s best-selling book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, and in Jamie Redford’s feature film, “Resilience”. Burke Harris’s work has also earned her the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Heinz Award for the Human Condition. She serves an expert advisor on the Too Small to Fail initiative to improve the lives of children, and on the American Academy of Pediatrics National Advisory Board for Screening. Burke Harris recently released a book on the issue of childhood adversity and health called The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity.

  • Mimi Burkhardt

    Mimi Burkhardt has served in several roles since joining the Providence Journal's copy desk in 1980. She has been night metro editor, an assistant city editor, and a projects editor. For the past three years she has been a training editor, working closely with the newspaper's two-year interns and other reporters on the state staff. It was in her role as a consultive editor she worked with Kate Bramson on the award-winning story.

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  • Victoria Burnett

    Victoria Burnett is a British freelance journalist. For four years, starting in late 2009, she lived in Havana and wrote dispatches for The New York Times about Cuba's economic reforms, architecture, culture, media and society. She moved to Havana from Madrid, where she wrote for the International Herald Tribune and the Times. Before living in Madrid, Burnett was based in Pakistan and covered Afghanistan for the Financial Times. She has also lived in New York, Bogotá and Caracas and written for other publications, including The Boston Globe and The Toronto Globe and Mail.

  • Geoff Buteau

    Research Assistant

    Geoff Buteau is a graduate student at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a research assistant for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

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  • Renee Byer

    Renee C. Byer is an award winning photographer who started her photojournalism career at the Peoria Journal Star. (Illinois). Other photo positions include stints at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA) Statesman Journal in Salem (OR), The Oregonian in Portland (OR), Syracuse newspapers in Syracuse (NY), The Hartford Currant (CT), The Transcript-Telegram in Holyoke (MA). She currently is on the photo staff of the Sacramento Bee, (CA).

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  • Yvette Cabrera

    Yvette Cabrera is an Orange County Register local news columnist who writes about the Latino community in Orange County, and also serves as the newspaper’s Latino coverage coordinator.

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  • Feilding Cage

    Feilding Cage is special projects editor for the Guardian. Before coming to the Guardian, Feilding was an interactive designer at and the supervising interactive developer at Associated Press.

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  • Ben Calhoun

    Ben Calhoun joined This American Life as a Producer in 2010. Before that, he was a reporter who contributed to most every major public radio news entity heard in the country—including Radiolab, NPR, the BBC, and Marketplace. Ben worked in WBEZ’s newsroom for eight years, where he reported on politics and did documentary work.

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  • Agnes Callamard

    Agnes Callamard is the director of the Columbia Global Free Expression Project. She is the former Executive Director of ARTICLE 19, an international human rights organisation that defends freedom of expression and information. She is the founding director of Humanitarian Accountability Partnership, the first self-regulatory body for humanitarian organisations and a former Chef de Cabinet for the Secretary General of Amnesty International. Agnes is an expert on a number of international and UN human rights initiatives and has conducted human rights investigations in a large number of countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. She has published broadly in the field of human rights, women’s rights, refugee movements and accountability and holds a PhD in Political Science from the New School for Social Research in New York.

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  • Mike Cane

    Mike Cane is a recent graduate of the University of Washington and a Seattle-based freelance writer.

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  • Minerva Canto

    Minerva Canto covered immigration and U.S.-Mexico issues for the Register from 1999 to 2004, reporting in both countries on topics such as the effects of Mexico's crackdown along its border with Guatemala, unemployment in the maquiladora industry and Vicente Fox's presidential campaign.

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  • Cindy Carcamo

    Cindy Carcamo is a National Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times where she covers the Southwestern United States, focusing on border and immigration issues. She was a fellow for ICFJ's 2012 "Bringing Home the World" Program, and a recipient of the French American Foundation's 2012 Immigration Journalism Award. She was also named finalist for the 2012 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Journalism and the 2011 Livingston Award. Carcamo also reported as a correspondent in Argentina and Mexico during her time as an Inter American Press Association scholar.

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  • Jenny Carchman

    Director and Producer

    Jenny Carchman has been making award-winning documentaries for both theatrical release and broadcast television for PBS’s FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, POV, CNN, SHOWTIME and HBO. She has produced several documentary films for Academy-Award winning director, Martin Scorsese (Public Speaking, George Harrison: Living in the Material World) and directed HBO’s documentary One Nation Under Dog, which was the winner of the Television Academy Honors Award for “Television with a Conscious”.  Jenny produced the documentary KOCH on Ed Koch, the former mayor of New York City, Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, a feature documentary about Jane Jacobs, and Long Strange Trip, a six-part documentary series about the Grateful Dead. She directed, Enlighten Us, a film for CNN Films about a motivational speaker who went to prison after leading a deadly retreat and she is the producer and co- director of The Fourth Estate, a four-part series for Showtime about The New York Times' coverage of President Trump's first year in office. 

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  • Ana Cardenes

    Ochberg Fellow

    Ana Cardenes is Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the Spanish news Agency EFE. She works in print, video and radio, and focuses primarily on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including reporting from Gaza during the 2012 war. Previously, Cardenes was EFE’s Tehran Bureau Chief and a correspondent in Jerusalem, Jakarta and New Delhi, both for EFE and as a freelancer for various media outlets, such as CNN in Spanish and German TV DW. Over the last fifteen years, Cardenes has been covering conflict, natural disasters and their aftermath, and is often in contact with victims of violence and catastrophe.

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  • Ricky Carioti

    Ricky Carioti joined The Washington Post as a full-time photographer in 2005 after having been a freelancer and part-time staff photographer for The Post since 1998.  

    The 2011 Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti for their up-close portrait of grief and desperation after a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti.

    He was born in Washington, D.C., to parents who immigrated from Italy in 1964. He grew up in the Maryland suburb of Hyattsville and graduated from Northwestern High School. Carioti is fluent in Italian. After stints at Prince George's Community College and the University College at the University of Maryland, he began working as a carpenter's apprentice, pizza delivery man and automotive parts rebuilder, and at several bars.

    Carioti started in photography in his basement, where his father, for whom photography was a hobby, had a full darkroom and other camera equipment. That led to a job shooting school yearbook photos for a company in Baltimore before beginning freelance work for the Associated Press in 1995

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  • Mackenzie Carpenter

    Mackenzie Carpenter is a staff writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where she has worked since 1990. She has written numerous prize-winning series on such diverse issues as liver transplant allocation; child care in the United States; the education of gifted children; domestic violence, and divorce and custody issues. Her 1997 series, "Children of the Underground," dealt with mothers who hide their children in violation of custody orders. It won a number of national, state and local awards and was republished in international newspapers and magazines, including Corriere Della Serra and Elle. Ms. Carpenter began her career as an assistant to Washington D.C. political correspondents Martin Agronsky and Paul Duke, moving on to become a field producer for public television in Washington, D.C. and, later, as host and producer of a program on politics for the Pennsylvania Public Television Network. She also worked as a reporter for the Journal-Inquirer in Manchester, CT, and United Press International's state capitol bureau in Harrisburg. She was raised in Princeton, N.J. and Tokyo and received a bachelor's degree in English from Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 1976 and a master's degree in studies in law from Yale Law School in 1987.

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  • Wendy Carr McManamon

    Copy Editor

    Wendy Carr McManamon was an award-winning copy editor at The Plain Dealer for 17 years. Her work includes subjects as diverse as Joanna Connors’ personal story of rape; a fraudulent house flipper who contributed to a neighborhood’s downfall; the effects of lead poisoning on Cleveland’s children; a day in the life of patients and doctors at Cleveland Clinic’s Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute; the $350 million expansion of the Cleveland Museum of Art; and the hope and heartbreak of patients undergoing experimental cancer treatments at University Hospitals.

  • Jason Carroll

    Jason Carroll is a national correspondent for CNN based in the network’s New York bureau.

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  • Olivia Carville

    Ochberg Fellow

    Olivia Carville is an investigative journalist with The New Zealand HeraldShe regularly covers stories about trauma, violence, mental health and inequality, and was one of the lead reporters in the deadly 2011 earthquake that hit her hometown of Christchurch. Carville previously worked on the investigations unit at The Toronto Star in Canada, where her in-depth exposé on sex trafficking led to a $10 million funding boost for victims. Her stories have influenced legislation in both New Zealand and Canada, and she has been nominated for and awarded eight major national media awards in both countries.

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  • Andy Carvin

    Andy Carvin (, @acarvin) leads NPR's social media strategy and is NPR's primary voice on Twitter and Facebook, where NPR became the first news organization to reach one million fans. He also advises NPR staff on how to better engage the NPR audience in editorial activities to enhance the quality and diversity of NPR's journalism.

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  • Irene Caselli

    ​​Irene Caselli is a multimedia reporter and writer, with over 15 years of experience in radio, TV and print, now focusing on early childhood, reproductive rights, and carers. She is also a senior advisor for The Early Childhood Reporting Initiative at the Dart Center. 

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  • Michael Casey

    Associated Press
    Administrative correspondent, northern New England

    Michael Casey is a Boston-based journalist who oversees editorial operations for the AP in Northern New England. Before that, he was based in the Middle East and Asia, and wrote a wide range of stories on everything from illegal logging in Indonesia to Formula One racing in the Middle East. He is currently part of the AP’s environmental team and has started a beat covering the pandemic’s impact on housing, especially the threat posed by evictions.

  • Nat Castañeda

    Associated Press

    Nat Castañeda specializes in video, photo and digital storytelling. Her work focuses on bringing out the humanity of subjects in visually engaging ways, blending formats in digital presentations and reaching audiences on social platforms. She has worked for AP in New York since 2008

  • Eduardo Castillo

    The Associated Press
    Mexico and Central America Bureau Chief
    E. Eduardo Castillo is acting Bureau Chief for The Associated Press in Mexico and Central America. He joined the AP in 2003 in Mexico, where he has covered every major news event in the country since then, from the war on drugs to two presidential elections. He has covered overseas international summits and major events in the hemisphere, like the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the death of Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez and the beginning of a new era for Cuba and the U.S. In 2006 he won the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Breaking News award for his Spanish-language coverage of the effects of Hurricane Katrina on Latinos and Latin American immigrants. He studied journalism at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  • Natalie Caula Hauff

    Natalie Caula Hauff is a former court reporter for The Post and Courier. She helped produce "Till Death Do Us Part" before leaving the newspaper to take a job as a media relations coordinator for Charleston County government. Prior to working at The Post and Courier, Caula Hauff was a television reporter for WCIV-TV in Charleston.

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  • Miriam Celaya

    Independent Journalist

    Miriam Celaya is an independent journalist who regularly publishes articles in 14ymedio, Diario de Cuba, Convivencia, and Voces magazine, and was a co-founder with Yoani Sánchez and Reinaldo Escobar of the independent digital magazine Consenso (2004–2007). She is also the author of "Sin Evasión", one of Cuba's most incisive and widely read blogs.

  • Manoucheka Celeste

    Manoucheka Celeste is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington.  Originally from Port-au-Prince, she earned her B.S. in Journalism and M.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Florida.

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  • Mimi Chakarova

    For the past decade, photographer and filmmaker Mimi Chakarova has covered global issues examining conflict, corruption and the sex trade. Her film "The Price of Sex," a feature-length documentary on trafficking and corruption premiered in 2011. Chakarova was awarded the Nestor Almendros Award for courage in filmmaking at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York. She was also the winner of the prestigious Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting and a 2012 Dart Awards Finalist for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma.

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  • Gus Chan

    Gus Chan has worked in Cleveland for the past 15 years, and his greatest enjoyment comes from documenting the comings and goings of city life. He was named photographer of the year by the Cleveland Press Club in 2005 and has twice been named runner-up by the Ohio News Photographer Association. He came to The Plain Dealer after working with The Detroit News.

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  • Ying Chan

    Ying Chan is founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at Hong Kong University. She spent 23 years as a journalist in New York City, reporting for the New York Daily News, NBC News, and Chinese-language dailies. Karen Chang is a researcher at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre.

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  • Anita Chandra, Ph.D.

    Manager, RAND Corporation Behavioral and Social Sciences Group

    Anita Chandra, Ph.D., is a behavioral scientist and manager of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Group at the RAND Corporation. Her background is in public health, child and adolescent health and community-based participatory research and evaluation. She has led efforts to evaluate the state of child health in Washington, D.C. to assess its school health program and examine the impact of deployment on children from military families. She also leads efforts to examine issues of community resilience and long-term disaster recovery. She has been involved in the national evaluation of the Safe Start program for children exposed to violence, projects with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that examine community capacity to build systems of public health preparedness and an intervention study on teen depression in primary care settings.

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  • Agnes Chang

    Creative story technologist

    Agnes Chang is a creative story technologist at ProPublica working on combining visual storytelling and data. Previously, she worked on the New York Times Research & Development, Cooking, and Video teams. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design and Columbia University.

  • Fernando Chang-Muy

    Fernando Chang-Muy is the Thomas O’Boyle Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where he teaches Refugee Law and Policy. In addition, at the Graduate School of Social Policy and Practice, he lectures on Immigration and Social Work, and on Organizational Effectiveness, in the Executive Education Program, with a focus on strategic planning, board governance, staff communications, and resource development. He is former Assistant Dean and Equal Opportunity Officer at Swarthmore College, where he also taught International Human Rights.

    Chang-Muy is the founding director of the Liberty Center for Survivors of Torture, a federally funded project. From 1988 to 1993, he served as Legal Officer with two United Nations agencies: the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) and the World Health Organization (WHO), serving as the human rights officer for its Global Program on AIDS. He has served as former Program Officer at The Philadelphia Foundation, and past coordinator of two funding collaboratives: the Emma Lazarus Collaborative, a funding collaborative that, through matching grants from the Open Society Institute, supported non-profit organizations providing service and advocacy for immigrants and refugees; and Funders Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities, awarding grants to Latino led organizations. Before joining the UN, he was a staff attorney at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia where he served as Director of the Southeast Asian Refugee Project, managing the provision of free legal aid to low-income people in Philadelphia.

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  • Johnathan Charles

    Charles is the BBC's Frankfurt-based correspondent, covering Germany and the wider Europe. This article and the accompanying photos are used here by permission of the BBC.

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  • Karestan Chase Koenen

    Karestan Chase Koenen, PhD is an associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in developmental psychology, epidemiology, and molecular genetics. She uses a developmental approach to examine the interplay of genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of stress-related mental disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. For this work, she was awarded the Chaim Danieli Young Professional Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Robins-Guze Young Investigator Award from the American Psychopathological Association. She has published over 80 scientific papers and co-authored several books including Treating Survivors of Chilhood Abuse: Psychotherapy for the Interrupted Life with Drs. Marylene Cloitre and Lisa Cohen. Her research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Koenen serves on the board of directors for the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies and on the editorial board of the Journal of Psychological Trauma. She is also an experienced clinician, specializing in empirically validated treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder. In 2012, she served as a judge for the Dart Awards for Exemplary Coverage of Trauma. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College, her M.A. from Columbia University and her Ph.D. from Boston University.

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  • Stella Chavez

    Stella M. Chávez is a staff writer for The Dallas Morning News where she covers neighborhoods and diversity in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Chávez began her career at The (Lakeland) Ledger covering small towns in Polk County, Florida and the migrant farm worker community. She also wrote the paper’s first weekly column about diversity called “Faces of Polk.”  After leaving The Ledger, she joined the staff of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where she covered local government as well as immigrant communities. She helped cover several national stories, including the Elian Gonzalez saga and the 2000 election debacle.  A native Texan, Chávez graduated in 1995 from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is the daughter of Mexican immigrants.

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  • Lakeidra Chavis

    ProPublica Illinois
    Reporting Fellow

    Lakeidra Chavis was the 2019 reporting fellow for ProPublica Illinois and is now a reporter at The Trace. Previously, Lakeidra was a producer for WBEZ’s News Desk (Chicago Public Media), where she reported an in-depth piece on how Chicago’s black communities have been impacted by the opioid crisis.

  • Lisa Chedekel

    Co-Founder, Connecticut Health Investigative Team

    Lisa Chedekel is a senior writer and co-founder of the online news service C-HIT (the Connecticut Health Investigative Team), which has a section devoted to veterans’ issues. She is an award-winning investigative reporter who wrote for the Hartford Courant for 15 years, covering a wide range of beats, from politics to healthcare.

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  • Umar Cheema

    Umar Cheema is an investigative reporter with The News (Pakistan) and the founder of the Centre for Investigative Reporting in Pakistan. In June 2014 he was elected to the board of directors of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, where he serves as its Asia representative. Cheema writes on corruption, politics, and intelligence agencies, work that has resulted in his being abducted and abused. His refusal to stay silent about the attack has drawn wide attention to anti-press violence in Pakistan. Among his honors are the Knight International Journalism Award, the International Press Freedom Award, and the Missouri Medal Honor for Distinguished Services in Journalism. In 2008 he became the first Daniel Pearl Fellow to work at The New York Times. He holds a master’s degree in comparative politics from the London School of Economics.

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  • Natasha Chen

    Natasha Chen is a general assignment reporter for KIRO 7 Eyewitness News in Seattle. Before joining JIRO 7, Chen covered education, crime and politics for WREG-TV in Memphis. In addition to breaking news in a city with one of the highest murder rates per capita, Natasha became the education reporter amidst a controversial merger between city and county school districts. Previously, she worked as a reporter and weekend anchor for KXXV-TV in Killeen, TX

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  • Alan Chin

    Since 1996 photojournalist Alan Chin has covered conflicts in Iraq, the ex-Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Middle East. He contributes regularly to the New York Times, Newsweek, Esquire and Time magazines. The New York Times nominated his Kosovo coverage for the Pulitzer Prize twice, in 1999 and 2000. He is also a member of the independent journalism storytelling initiatives, Facing Change Documenting America and

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  • Elie Choueifaty

    Elie Choueifaty currently works as an Editorial & Legal Research Assistant at the Judicial Commission of NSW. He is in his final-year as a Journalism and Law student at the University of Technology, Sydney, where enjoys reporting on human interest stories, arts and culture, and travel. He has worked in various capacities for the Sydney Morning Herald, Seven Network, and 2ser radio station.

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  • T. Christian Miller

    Senior Reporter, ProPublica

    T. Christian Miller is a senior reporter at ProPublica, based in Washington D.C. Before he joined ProPublica in 2008, he spent the previous 11 years reporting for the Los Angeles Times.

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  • Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

    Editorial Assistant

    Jessica Ciencin Henriquez is the Editorial Assistant for the Dart Center. She is also an MFA candidate at Columbia University's School of the Arts, focusing on creative non-fiction. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Observer, New York Magazine, Marie Claire and Elle among others. A graduate of East Carolina University, she holds an MS in Elementary Education and Child Psychology.

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  • Patricia Clarembaux

    Univision Noticias Digital
    Senior national reporter

    Patricia Clarembaux is a senior national reporter with Univision Noticias Digital, mainly covering immigration in the US and Latin American features. She produces text, video and social media while in the field. She has two books published in Venezuela: 'A ese infierno no vuelvo’ (I won’t return to that hell), related to prisons in her country, and 'Barrio Adentro: historias de una misión' (Barrio Adentro, stories of a mission), related to the wealth social program that former president Hugo Chavez implemented to gain votes.

  • Zoe Clark

    Michigan Radio
    Program Director

    Zoe Clark is Michigan Radio’s Program Director. In that role, Clark oversees all programming on the state’s largest public radio station – including the station’s award-winning newsroom, commentary, and daily news-magazine Stateside.

    Clark also co-hosts, with Michigan Public Radio Network’s Lansing Bureau Chief Rick Pluta,  It’s Just Politics, a weekly look at Michigan politics airing Monday mornings on Morning Edition.

    Clark previously produced Michigan Radio’s Morning Edition, Jack Lessenberry’s interviews and essays, and was the founder and executive producer of Stateside with Cynthia Canty.

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  • Lenz Claure


    Based in Mexico City, Lenz Claure is an experienced editor whose career has spanned over 15 years. During that time, he has collaborated with a variety of directors and leading companies, working as Lead Editor for the likes of HBO, Netflix and Star Channel. As an editor, Claure tries to focus deeply on research, believing that emotional exploration combined with technical precision underpins successful storytelling. 

  • Bradley Clift

    Bradley Clift is a Connecticut-based photojournalist with more than 25 years of experience.

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  • John H. Coatsworth

    Columbia University

    John H. Coatsworth PhD is Provost of Columbia University, as well as Professor of International and Public Affairs and of History. Provost Coatsworth is a leading scholar of Latin American economic and international history. Previously, he was Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs. Before joining Columbia, he served as the Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs at Harvard University (1992–2007).

  • Anna Codrea-Rado

    Anna Codrea-Rado is the digital media fellow at Columbia's Tow Center for Digital Journalism. She writes about technology and the media. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Columbia Journalism Review and the Guardian.

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  • Marley Cogan

    Associate Producer

    Marley Cogan is a documentary producer who has worked on numerous television and online documentaries. She previously worked as an associate producer on America Uprising, a short documentary series published on Refinery29, which explores protest movements and activism across the country. Prior to working on America Uprising, Marley was an AP on the Firelight Media documentary about President Barack Obama, Through the Fire: The Legacy of Barack Obama. Marley began her career in non-fiction storytelling working as an AP for the award-winning Marshall Project web series, We Are Witnesses. She is currently a co-producer for a four-hour EPIX documentary series exploring issues of economic, racial, and social inequality in the U.S. called America Divided. Marley is a graduate of Harvard University where she studied Sociology and Spanish.

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  • Jodi S. Cohen

    ProPublica Illinois

    Jodi S. Cohen is a reporter for ProPublica Illinois, where she has revealed misconduct in a psychiatric research study at the University of Illinois at Chicago, exposed a college financial aid scam and uncovered flaws in the Chicago Police Department’s disciplinary system.

  • Rhaina Cohen


    Rhaina Cohen is a producer and editor for NPR's Enterprise Storytelling unit, working across Embedded, Invisibilia, and Rough Translation. Previously, she was a producer for Hidden Brain and she joined NPR as an intern for Planet Money. She periodically writes for outlets such as The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The New Republic.

  • Steve Coll

    Columbia Journalism School

    Steve Coll is Dean & Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism
 at the Columbia Journalism School. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker, the author of seven books of nonfiction, and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Between 1985 and 2005, Coll was a reporter, foreign correspondent and senior editor at The Washington Post, where he covered Wall Street, served as the paper’s South Asia correspondent, and was the Post’s first international investigative correspondent, based in London. Over the years, he won the Gerald R. Loeb Award for his business coverage; the Livingston Award for his work from India and Pakistan; and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for his coverage of the civil war in Sierra Leone. He served as managing editor of the Post between 1998 and 2004. The following year, he joined The New Yorker, where he has written on international politics, American politics and national security, intelligence controversies and the media.

    Coll is the author of “Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001,” published in 2004, for which he received an Overseas Press Club Award and a Pulitzer Prize. His 2008 book, “The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century,” won the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction in 2009 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. His most recent book is “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power,” which won the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Award as the best business book of 2012.

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  • Marjorie Connelly

    The New York Times
    Editor of Special Polling Projects on the News Surveys & Election Analysis Desk

    Marjorie Connelly is Editor of Special Polling Projects on the News Surveys & Election Analysis Desk for The New York Times, which helps to shape all phases of polling, from questionnaire design and data interpretation to the reporting and editing of the findings. She works on the coordination of multi-platform survey coverage with editors and interactive graphic artists. She and her colleagues guide reporters and columnists on the proper use of public opinion data and vet outside surveys that are considered for publication. 

  • Joanna Connors

    Joanna Connors specializes in narrative features for The Plain Dealer of Cleveland.  She came to the paper in 1983 to be the theater critic, and has been the paper’s Arts and Entertainment Editor, the film critic and a columnist.

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  • Andrea Patiño Contreras

    Univision News Digital
    Video Journalist

    Andrea Patiño Contreras is an Emmy-nominated video journalist from Bogotá, Colombia. She is based in Boston and works for the features video team at Univision News Digital, where she produces, shoots and edits short documentaries. Most of her work revolves around questions of migration and mobility, and the Latino community in the U.S. and across Latin America. She has a BA in cultural anthropology from Duke University and an MA in Media and Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Nigel Cook

    Nigel Cook is an undergraduate psychology major at the University of Tulsa. He is interested in the study of trauma, specifically how traumatic experiences influence individuals within the workplace.

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  • Philip J. Cook

    Philip J. Cook, PhD, is ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy, and Professor of Economics and Sociology, at Duke University. This year he is a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York. Dr. Cook completed his PhD in economics at the University of California, Berkeley in 1973. His substantive interests include topics in public health and social policy: alcohol and tobacco control, crime prevention, firearms regulation, state lotteries, structural influences on educational achievement, and sources of growing economic inequality. His research contributions include the first use of “diff in diff” evaluations of policy change using panel regression methods (1982 and 1984, with George Tauchen), and (with Daniel Graham) the development of the normative theory of irreplaceable commodities.

    He has served as an advisor to the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and to the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Department of Treasury. He has also served on a number of expert panels of the National Academy of Sciences, dealing with alcohol-abuse prevention, injury control, violence, school rampage shootings, underage drinking, the prospects for a ballistics reference data base, the deterrent effect of the death sentence, and tax evasion for tobacco products. He serves as co-organizer of the NBER Workshop on the Economics of Crime.

    He has authored or co-authored a number of books on such topics as growing inequality of earnings, alcohol control policy, state lotteries, crime control, and the costs of gun violence.  His most recent book, co-authored with Kristin Goss, is "The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know" (Oxford University Press, 2014).  

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  • Mary Cooney

    Los Angeles Times Director of Photography/Video Mary Cooney is responsible for video, multimedia, in-depth projects and the national and foreign report

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  • Marc Cooper

    Marc Cooper is an award winning journalist and author who has written about politics and culture for more than three decades. He has covered rebellion, revolution and war from Egypt, Lebanon, and South Africa, to South and Central America, to Western and Eastern Europe. Cooper has also done extensive writing about American politics and has reported on several presidential campaigns.  

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  • Rebecca Corbett

    Rebecca Corbett is the assistant managing editor at New York Times Digital. Formerly she was a senior editor focused on enterprise journalism.

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  • Alfredo Corchado

    Alfredo Corchado is the Mexico Bureau Chief for The Dallas Morning News and a 2009 Neiman Fellow at Harvard University. His 2013 memoir, Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness, has been optioned by Mexico and LA-based Canana Films. The book’s paperback version is out May 27th. He’s a Maria Moors Cabot award winner and winner of the Elijah Parrish Lovejoy prize presented by Colby College. More info at:


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  • Haley Corell | The Times-Picayune
    Manager of Social Media and Digital Strategy

    Haley Correll is Manager of Social Media and Digital Strategy for | The Times-Picayune. She’s played a critical role in developing the newsroom’s approach to digital storytelling, particularly on its social media channels, which collectively have over 1.5 million followers. She previously was engagement producer for The Washington Post and Director of Editorial Engagement and Tools for American City Business Journals.

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  • Paige Cornwell

    Paige Cornwell is a night breaking news reporter at The Seattle Times. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is originally from Kansas City, Kan.

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  • Sheila S. Coronel

    Sheila S. Coronel is director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is a co-founder of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and author and editor of more than a dozen books, including “Coups, Cults & Cannibals,” a collection of reportage; “The Rulemakers: How the Wealthy and Well-Born Dominate Congress;” and “Pork and Other Perks: Corruption and Governance in the Philippines.”

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  • Ellis Cose

    Ellis Cose is the author of a dozen books on issues of national and international concern, including the The Rage of a Privileged Class, Color-Blind, and The Envy of the World. A Chicago native, Cose began his career at the age of 19 with the Chicago Sun-Times, where he was a columnist, editor and national correspondent. He has been a contributor and press critic for Time magazine, president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Journalism Education, chief writer on management and workplace issues for USA Today (where he is now a columnist and member of the board of contributors) and a member of the editorial board of the Detroit Free Press. 

    A longtime columnist and contributing editor for Newsweek magazine (1993 through 2010) and former chairman of the editorial board and editorial page editor of the New York Daily News, Cose was a senior fellow at the Center for Talent Innovation, a fellow at the Gannett Center for Media Studies at Columbia University, a fellow at the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences, a senior fellow and director of energy policy studies at the Washington-based Joint Center for Political Studies, and a consultant to the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations.

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  • William Coté

    William Coté is emeritus professor of journalism at Michigan State University where he was coordinator of the Victims and the Media Program. For almost twenty years he was a professional journalist at the Ypsilanti Press and the Booth Newspapers State Capitol Bureau.

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  • Christy Cox

    Christy Cox has extensive experience working with publishers, editors, agents, producers, filmmakers and educators, and has written and edited content for both print and online media.

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  • John Woodrow Cox

    John Woodrow Cox, an enterprise reporter at The Washington Post, is currently working on a book that will expand on his series about kids and gun violence, a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing.

    He has won the Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, Columbia Journalism School’s Meyer “Mike” Berger Award for human-interest reporting, Scripps Howard's Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Storytelling and the Education Writers Association's Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting. He has also been named a finalist for the Michael Kelly Award and for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.

    John previously worked at the Tampa Bay Times and at the Valley News in New Hampshire. He attended the University of Florida and currently serves on the Department of Journalism's Advisory Council

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  • Patrick Cox

    Patrick Cox has reported and written series on international terrorism (1999), Middle East history (2002), the U.S.- Mexico border (2004) and Hiroshima's Survivors (2005). Cox has also filed reports from around the world: the Balkans and the former Soviet Union (ethnic conflicts and emerging democracies), South Korea and Japan (soccer's 2002 World Cup) and Chile (some of the world's largest telescopes).

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  • Margaret E. Crahan

    Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion
    Senior Fellow

    Margaret E. Crahan PhD is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion and Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Latin American Studies at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.  She received her doctorate in history from Columbia. Until September 2009 she was the Kozmetsky Distinguished Professor and Director of the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward’s University. From 1982-1994 she was the Henry R.

  • Gregory B. Craig

    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

    Gregory B. Craig is a partner with the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He has more than 35 years experience representing corporations, individuals and sovereign entities in a range of matters, including criminal and civil litigations, and congressional and government agency investigations. He represents clients before a variety of agencies, such as the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Treasury and State Departments.

  • Virginia Crompton

    Virginia Crompton is a BBC producer, whose experience recording a World Service radio programme on water in Africa is a reminder that trauma is a part of daily experience in many parts of the world – and how important it is for journalists and their editors to be aware of that as they prepare for assignments there.

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  • June Cross

    June Cross is an award-winning producer and writer with over thirty years of television news and documentary experience, and a professor at the Columbia Journalism School. Her latest documentary, "The Old Man and the Storm," followed the travails of an extended New Orleans family for three years post-Katrina, aired on PBS' "Frontline" in early 2009. She was an executive producer for "This Far by Faith," a six-part PBS series on the African- American religious experience that broadcast in 2003. During her thirty-five year career, she completed eight documentaries PBS’s "Frontline.” CBS News, and PBS’s "MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour." Her reporting for the "NewsHour" on the US invasion of Grenada won the 1983 Emmy for Outstanding Coverage of a Single Breaking News Story. "Secret Daughter," an autobiographical film that examined how race and color had affected her family, won an Emmy in 1997 and was honored that same year with a duPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. She is also the author of a memoir, Secret Daughter published by Viking in 2006.

    Cross has covered the defense industry, the Middle East, and the intersection of poverty, politics, and race in the US and in Haiti. She received her B.A. from Harvard, and was a fellow at Carnegie-Mellon University's School of Urban and Public Affairs and the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Studies at Harvard.

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  • Nancy Crown

    Dr. Nancy Crown is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. She works with adults and children, and presents, teaches and publishes on various topics, including developmental disabilities. Dr. Crown is Assistant Clinical Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Faculty in the Child and Adolescent Program at the William Alanson White Institute.

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  • Dave Cullen

    Dave Cullen is the author of the New York Times bestseller Columbine, a haunting portrait of two killers and their victims. He has written for New York Times, Newsweek, Times of London, Washington Post, Slate, Salon, Daily Beast and Guardian. 

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  • Kevin Cullen

    Kevin Cullen is a metro columnist at The Boston Globe. He has been a reporter at The Globe since 1985, working as a law enforcement reporter, legal affairs correspondent, reporter-at-large and foreign correspondent.

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  • Flávio Cunha

    Rice University
    Associate Professor of Economics

    Flávio Cunha is Associate Professor of Economics at Rice University, Research Associate at the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Research Associate at Rede de Economia Aplicada. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Capital.

    Cunha’s areas of expertise are labor economics with a special emphasis on the economics of education. He was recently awarded the Econometric Society's Frisch Medal for "Estimating the Technology of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skill Formation," a paper published in Econometrica that he wrote with James Heckman and Susanne M. Schennach.

    He received his M.Sc. in Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

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  • S.E. Cupp

    S.E. Cupp is a conservative columnist, author and commentator. She is the author of the book “Losing Our Religion: The Liberal media’s Attack on Christianity” and co-author of the book “Why You’re Wrong About the Right.” She is co-host of the new Crossfire program on CNN, and a contributor on TheBlaze show “Real News”. She is a columnist at the New York Daily News and a contributing editor at Townhall Magazine. She has been published in the Washington Post, the Detroit Free Press, the American Spectator, Politico, the Daily Caller, Slate, Maxim,, Sports Illustrated, Human Events,,, and elsewhere. She is a consultant on the HBO program, “The Newsroom.”

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  • David D'Omni

    David D'Omni is a multidisciplinary artist formed out of the underground art and poetry movement in the massive government housing project of Alamar in eastern Havana, Cuba. A member of the OMNI-ZonaFranca artistic collective, D Omni writes and performs "conscience poetry" in a style he has dubbed "FreeHop." He is also a music and video producer and entrepreneur who has an independent recording studio and label called "Omnibus Producciones”.

  • Erin Smith

    Dart Centre Asia Pacific

    Dr. Erin Smith (PhD) is the CEO of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific. A longtime advocate for supporting the mental health and wellbeing of first responders and those impacted by trauma, Dr. Smith is a board director for the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine and the Australian First Responder Foundation, an editorial board director for the journals Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, the Journal of High Threat and Austere Medicine, and the Journal of Addictive Diseases, and she writes a regular column for the Australian Emergency Services Magazine. Her research can also be found published widely in academic journals and online media including in The Conversation, where her commentary on the Australian bushfires, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the COVID-19 pandemic have reached a global audience of over 600 million. 

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  • Jacobia Dahm


    Jacobia Dahm is a freelance photographer based in Berlin, with a focus on portraiture and reportage, and frequently on assignment for national and international newspapers and organizations. She studied photojournalism at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York between 2013-2014.

  • Rana Dajani

    We Love to Read, Jordan
    Founder and Director

    Rana Dajani has developed a community-based model to encourage children to read for pleasure, We Love Reading (WLR). Based in Jordan, WLR has spread to more than 30 countries across the globe and has received numerous honors, including the 2009 Synergos award for Arab world social innovators, membership to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2010, the Library of Congress Literary Award for Best Practices in 2013, the 2014 WISE Qatar Award, the 2014 King Hussein Medal of Honor, a 2015 honor for the 50 Most Talented Social Innovators at the World CSR Congress, the 2015 OpenIDEO top idea for refugee education and a 2015 Star Award for education impact. 

    Dajani has been an Eisenhower fellow, a two-time Fulbright alumnus, an Associate Professor and Director of the center of studies at the Hashemite University in Jordan, a visiting professor at the Yale Stem Cell Center, a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge and a visiting professor at the Stem Cell Therapy center in Jordan. Her lab is comprised of world experts on the genetics of Circassian and Chechan populations in Jordan, focusing on diabetes and cancer. Dajani spearheaded the effort to establish a law for stem cell research ethics in Jordan, and is a strong advocate for the theory of biological evolution and of its compatibility with Islam.

    Dajani is a consultant to the higher council for science and technology in Jordan. She has written in Science and Nature about women and science in the Arab world, and is on the UN Women Jordan advisory council. She has established a network for women mentors and mentees and received the PEER Award for the model Three Circles of Alemat. In 2014, she was chosen as one of the 20 most influential women scientists in the Islamic world, and in 2015, among the 100 most powerful women in the Arab world and elected to the women in science hall of fame. She was awarded the King Hussein Cancer & Biotechnology Institute award in 2009, and the 2017 Global Change maker Award from IIE/Fulbright.

    She has a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Iowa.

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  • Emma Daly

    Human Rights Watch
    Communications Director

    Emma Daly is the Communications Director at Human Rights Watch, overseeing all media communication coming from the organization, a position she has held since July 2007. Prior to that, she worked as Press Director after joining HRW in November 2005. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Daly spent 18 years as a journalist, mostly as a foreign correspondent, working for the New York Times, the Independent, Newsweek, the Observer and Reuters, among others.

  • James Dao

    James Dao is a reporter covering military and veterans affairs for the national desk of The New York Times. He writes about the military world from the ground up, looking at issues ranging from health care for veterans to the culture and daily lives of active duty troops and their families, at war and at home.

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  • Dave Hage

    Star Tribune
    Assignment Editor

    Dave Hage is an editor at the Star Tribune overseeing coverage of medicine, the environment and social services. As an editor, he supervised a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into child care deaths for the Star Tribune in 2013. As a writer, he has freelanced for the New York Times, The New Republic, The Nation and The American Prospect, and is the author of two books: No Retreat, No Surrender: Labor’s War at Hormel (1989) and Reforming Welfare by Rewarding Work (2004). Hage is a 1977 graduate of Yale University. He and his wife, Therese, live in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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  • Barbara Davidson

    Barbara Davidson has been a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times since 2007. Previously, she worked at the Dallas Morning News, the Washington Times and the Record in Ontario, Canada. Davidson won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for her work on innocent victims trapped in the crossfire of Los Angeles’ deadly gang violence.

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  • Alan Davis

    Alan Davis is Asia & Eurasia Director for the Institute for War & Peace Reporting. Previously he was an award-winning journalist covering Asia and the former Yugoslavia.
  • Kenan Davis

    Kenan Davis is an interactive journalist for the Guardian US. Previously, he was the coordinator of the Digital Media program at the Columbia Journalism School, where he taught multimedia storytelling and web design.

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  • Kevin Dayton

    Kevin Dayton came to The Honolulu Advertiser in 1997 as the capitol bureau reporter. Previously he worked at the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, the Associated Press, Tucson Citizen and Arizona Daily Star. He holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Hawaii and an undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona.

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  • Alejandro de la Fuente

    Harvard University
    Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin-American History and Economics

    Alejandro de la Fuente PhD is the Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin-American History and Economics and a Professor of African and African American Studies and History at Harvard University. A historian of Latin America and the Caribbean who specializes in the study of comparative slavery and race relations, de la Fuente joined Harvard University after holding faculty appointments at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of South Florida in Tampa, and the University of Havana.

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  • Donna DeCesare

    University of Texas, Austin

    Donna DeCesare is an award-winning documentary photographer and Associate Professor at the University of Texas School of Journalism, a faculty affiliate of the Latin American Studies program, and an Advisory Board member of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. For more than two decades, DeCesare photographed gang members and their families in Central America and in refugee communities in the U.S. In 2013, those images and stories were published in her book "Unsettled / Desasosiego: Children in the World of Gangs." Later that year, she was awarded the Cabot Prize for her distinguished work and contribution to Inter-American understanding. 

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  • Lisa DeJong

    Lisa DeJong has been a staff photographer for The Plain Dealer of Clevaland since 2007. She was previously on staff at the Flint Journal and Muskegon Chronicle in Michigan and the St. Petersburg Times in Florida.  DeJong was named Photographer of the Year in the Ohio News Photographers Association competition in 2009, and was runner-up in 2008.

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  • Melissa del Bosque

    2013 Ochberg Fellow

    Melissa del Bosque has covered the US-Mexico border since 1998. She has been an investigative reporter with The Texas Observer since 2008. Her work has been published in national and international media outlets, including TIME magazine, The Guardian, and the Mexico City-based Nexos magazine. Del Bosque’s work has also been featured in television and radio on Democracy Now!, PBS, Al Jazeera, the BBC and National Public Radio. Through her work along the U.S.-Mexico border, del Bosque has reported on topics including border militarization, the plight of unaccompanied migrant children deported to Mexico and Mexican asylum seekers in the United States. Her 2012 investigative feature about massacres in the Juarez Valley, Mexico, was a National Magazine Award finalist in the reporting category, and won awards from both the Association of Alternative News Media and the Pan American Health Organization. Del Bosque has also been honored with the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism from the Journalism Center on Children and Families at the University of Maryland. She is a 2014-15 Lannan Fellow at The Investigative Fund.

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  • Eugenio del Bosque Gómez

    Eugenio del Bosque Gómez is a photographer, filmmaker and non-profit executive based in Austin, Texas. For the past fifteen years, Eugenio has collaborated in award winning documentary and narrative films, as well as multimedia journalism projects as a photographer, producer, editor, cultural liaison and translator. From 2006 to 2014, Eugenio served as Executive Director of the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, creating theatrical exhibition opportunities for over 1600 independent Latino and indigenous films, and fostering industry networking, cultural and artistic exchange between the United States, Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

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  • Samantha Dellinger

    Now in her 13th year at the York Daily Record, digital artist Samantha Dellinger continues to be a visual and interactive technology leader and newsroom innovator.

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  • Bryan Denton

    Bryan Denton is an award-winning freelance photographer based in Beirut, Lebanon. He began his career covering cultural issues and conflicts in the Arab World after graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, focusing on Photography and Middle Eastern and Islamic studies. Based in Lebanon since 2006, Denton is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and has also completed assignments throughout the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia and Afghanistan for clients including TIME, Stern, The UNHCR, Vanity Fair Italy, Der Spiegel, and Human Rights Watch. Winner of the 2016 Robert Capa Gold Medal for his work on the battle against ISIS in Iraq, and an alum of the 2014 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, Bryan's work has also been recognized by Pictures of the Year, the Chris Hondros Foundation, The Magenta Foundation, Prix-Bayeux Calvados and Foto8. His first solo exhibition, featuring his work from the Libyan Revolution, curated by Fred Ritchin, was exhibited at the Gulf and Western Gallery in New York in 2011, and his prints are held in the Sir Elton John Photography Collection, among others.

  • Sima Diab

    Sima Diab is a Syrian-American photographer based between Cairo, Egypt and Beirut, Lebanon. Her photographic work focuses on environmental and social conditions in the Arab diaspora and Arab world including refugee and migration, climate change and water scarcity. She has lived and worked across the Middle East in Damascus, Dubai, Beirut and Baghdad until setting up base between Cairo and Beirut in 2007.

  • Sima Diab

    Sima Diab is a Syrian-American photographer based between Cairo, Egypt and Beirut, Lebanon. Her photographic work focuses on environmental and social conditions in the Arab diaspora and Arab world including refugee and migration, climate change and water scarcity. She has lived and worked across the Middle East in Damascus, Dubai, Beirut and Baghdad until setting up base between Cairo and Beirut in 2007.

    Her work has been published in The New York Times, M Magazine Le Monde , The Guardian, BuzzfeedNews, LA Times, The Financial Times, NRC Handelsblad, The Daily Telegraph, The Globe and Mail, Foreign Policy among others. Diab also works extensively with NGO and aid organizations like Save the Children, the UN agenices, SmileTrain and others.

    Diab received the 2016 James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting, was a selected winner for American Photography Best of Photography 2015 AP32. She is a 2015 grant recipient of the 2015 Arab Documentary Photography Program from AFAC/Prince Claus Fund and the Magnum Foundation.

    Diab is a member of the Frontline Freelance Register and the Overseas Press Club. 

  • John Dinges

    John Dinges is the Godfrey Lowell Cabot Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He began his career as a reporter and copy editor for The Des Moines Register & Tribune. He was a freelance correspondent in Latin America for many years, during the period of military governments and civil wars in South and Central America, writing for Time, The Washington Post, ABC Radio, The Miami Herald and other news organizations. On his return to the U.S., he worked as assistant editor on the foreign desk at The Washington Post.

  • Rachel Dissell

    Rachel Dissell was a reporter for The Plain Dealer from 2002 until 2020. Her investigative pieces have changed laws, policies, hearts and minds.

    Reinvestigating Rape, a series with reporter Leila Atassi, led to the testing of nearly 14,000 rape kits and investigations that resulted in indictments in nearly 800 cold cases in Cleveland. Researchers built on the project’s early discoveries to redefine the understanding of serial rape in Ohio and beyond. Toxic Neglect, a series with colleague Brie Zeltner, exposed Cleveland’s poor track record for investigating when children were lead poisoned. The series sparked a communitywide effort to proactively protect children from the toxin, including a grassroots citizen petition drive and the formation of a coalition of more than 300 public, private and philanthropic partners who worked to pass a law that requires all rental homes in the city to be inspected for lead hazards.

    In 2019, Case Closed, a series with Andrea Simakis, explored the systemic failures of Cleveland police through the experience of a woman who had to solve her own rape. Dissell was a 2016 Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma Ochberg Fellow and has received training in the neurobiology of trauma and trauma-informed interviewing and storytelling techniques and ethics. Her series, Johanna: Facing Forward, won the 2008 Dart Award, and her story, Case Closed, won the 2020 Dart Award.

    Dissell also has trained law enforcement, nurses and advocates and community groups for End Violence Against Women International and the National Center for Victims of Crime. She also has taught emerging journalists at her alma mater, Kent State University.

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  • Pamela Dix

    Pamela Dix is a founding member and the former executive director of Disaster Action, an NGO established in 1991 whose members were survivors and bereaved people from 29 disasters both the UK and overseas. Her brother Peter Dix was killed in the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, in December 1988. Pamela is also a book publishing editor, writer and researcher

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  • Mea Dols de Jong

    Documentary Filmmaker, Reporter

    Mea Dols de Jong (1988) is one of Netherlands’ leading documentary makers, recognized by Variety magazine as one of the top Ten Filmmakers to watch in Europe. Her first film If Mama Aint Happy Nobody’s Happy won 27 international festival awards. Mea’s work features human interest stories touching on broader political issues. Always thinking cross generational, her work often shows how the personal is also political.

  • Paula Domenici, Ph.D

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, USU Center for Deployment Psychology

    Paula Domenici, Ph.D., is a licensed counseling psychologist working as head of the Division of Training Programs at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. In this capacity, she oversees training courses for military and civilian mental health professionals and presents workshops to clinicians from various disciplines on psychology-related topics.  From 2006 to 2007, she worked as the deployment behavioral health psychologist for the CDP at the National Naval Medical Center, where she saw Marines in both the outpatient behavioral health clinic and inpatient casualty care unit. She performed psychological evaluations and provided individual and group treatment for PTSD and other post-deployment concerns.

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  • David Donald

    David Donald is data editor at the Center for Public Integrity, where he leads the computer-assisted reporting program. His current interest is in financial, economic, and housing analysis and new tools for data analysis. 

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  • Joel Downey

    Copy Editor

    Joel Downey has been at The Plain Dealer for over 40 years. For most of his career he was in the Graphics Department and worked as an Artist and then the Graphics Coordinator. He had a short stint, 2 years, filling in as the acting Graphics Editor. The last seven years his focus has been on Design and Layout as an Assistant News Editor.

  • Kerry Drake

    Kerry Drake, opinion editor for The Casper Star-Tribune, covered the Matthew Shepard case 10 years ago.
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  • Joanna Dreby

    Joanna Dreby is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, State University of New York and received her PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2007. She is author of the book Divided by Borders: Mexican Migrants and their Children (University of California Press 2010), which is the recipient of the Goode Book Award and the Thomas and Znaniecki Best Book Award from the American Sociological Association (Family Section) (2011) and also the 2011 Book Award from the Association for Humanist Sociology (International Migration Section). The book is based on a four year ethnographic study that draws on fieldwork and interviews with over 140 members of Mexican transnational families including migrant parents in Central New Jersey and children in the Mixteca region of Oaxaca and children’s caregivers. It explores how family separation during international migration, and the sacrifices such separations entail, affect the relationships between family members.

    Dreby is an ethnographer of family life, whose research focuses on the ways migratory patterns and families’ decisions about work and child care affect children. Her current research, funded by the Foundation for Child Development, explores the experiences of young children growing up in Mexican immigrant households in Ohio and New Jersey. The project documents the ways variations in legal status within families and settlement patterns in new destination sites impact the lives of children.

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  • Susan Drevo

    Susan Drevo, a clinical psychology doctoral student ​, is a research assistant for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma’s research unit based out of The University of Tulsa and is currently a project coordinator of an international, anonymous online survey of journalists’ occupational experiences. Additionally, Susan serves as research lab coordinator for the Treatment and Assessment Center for Traumatic Stress (TACTS) and is a member of the Tulsa Institute for Trauma, Adversity and Injustice (TITAN), at The University of Tulsa.

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  • Marko Drobnjakovic

    Ochberg Fellow

    Marko Drobnjakovic is a documentary photographer and videographer based out of Belgrade, Serbia. From 2005-2016 he covered international breaking news, sports and enterprise events as a freelance photographer and videographer for AP and other outlets in Europe and the Middle East. His long-term photography projects include work on stories related to the Iraq conflict, the turmoil and subsequent escalation of conflict in Ukraine, the rise and fall of ISIS in northern Iraq, the refugee crisis in Europe and the aftermath and consequences of the Yugoslav wars. Drobnjakovic has worked on feature assignments for publications and clients that include The Associated Press, NBC, MSF, International Rescue Committee, Der Spiegel, El Pais and The New York Times.

    His awards and grants include a Magnum Foundation Grant (2017), finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography (2017), Yunghi Kim Grant (2018), and a finalist for the Aftermath Project Grant (2019).

  • Rebecca Droke

    Rebecca Droke has been a staff photographer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for three years. Before that she worked at the Durango Herald. She graduated from Ohio Unversity's School of Visual Communication in 2005.
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  • Peter Drought

    Peter Drought is Senior Camera Operator and Senior Field Operator for News and Current Affairs at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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  • Stacy Drury

    Department of Pediatrics, Tulane University
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Vice Chair of Research

    Stacy Drury is a clinician scientist focused on the life-long effects of early child adversity, including child maltreatment. She co-directs the Stress Environment Research Collaborative in Health Disparities (SERCH) at Tulane University and serves as the Associate Director of the Tulane Brain Institute. She is also the Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Pediatrics and holds the Remigio Gonzalez, M.D. endowed professor of Child Psychiatry. She also directs the genetic and epigenetic studies of the on-going Bucharest Early Intervention Project.

    Drury explores how the interaction of genetic and epigenetic factors with early experience shapes neurodevelopment and long term health outcomes in children. Her clinical practice and translational research focuses on improving long-term outcomes in at-risk children and infants through an enhanced understanding of the interaction between early life experiences, the stress response systems, child health and neurodevelopment. She is the director of the Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Laboratory (BANGL), which includes both a molecular genetics basic science “wet” laboratory and a translational research program.

    She holds a B.A. in Religious Studies & Biology from the University of Virginia, an M.S. in Human Genetics from the University of Michigan, a Ph.D. in Genetics and Biometry from Louisiana State University Health Center and an M.D. from the same institution.

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  • Vincent Duffy

    Michigan Radio
    News Director

    Vincent Duffy has been news director at Michigan Radio since May 2007. In his years leading the Michigan Radio news room, the news team has won scores of national, regional and state awards including Murrow Awards, Sigma Delta Chi awards, a duPont award and others.

    Duffy is the Chair of the Radio/Television/Digital News Foundation (RTDNA), the charitable arm of the world’s largest organization representing electronic journalists. He has twice been Chair of RTDNA in 2012, and 2017. Duffy has won seven national Edward R. Murrow awards for his radio journalism, as well as a Sigma Delta Chi award, a National Headliner award, a national Unity award, and many others.

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  • Patrick Dugan

    Chief Judge, Philadelphia Veterans Court

    Patrick Dugan is the chief judge of the Philadelphia Veterans Court, which provides a holistic “Treatment Court” approach to criminal justice involving veterans. Judge Dugan is also a Captain in the US Army Reserves. He first enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1981 as a Nuclear Biological Warfare Specialist, and from 1983-1989 was active duty as an airborne infantryman. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division as a M60 Gunner in Recon 1/505 Airborne Infantry, in South Korea with the 2nd Infantry Division, and in Panama with the 1/508th Airborne Infantry. Upon returning home he earned his B.A. and J.D., and for over a decade practiced law with a special emphasis on children and the poor.

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  • Brett Duke | The Times-Picayune

    Brett Duke has been a staff photographer at | The Times-Picayune since 2001, documenting life in communities across south Louisiana. He was part of the team awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for work covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He works with the investigative and environment reporting teams.

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  • Brett Duke | The Times-Picayune

    Brett Duke has been a staff photographer at | The Times-Picayune since 2001, documenting life in communities across south Louisiana. He was part of the team awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for work covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He works with the investigative and environment reporting teams.

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  • Clarence W. Dupnik

    Clarence W. Dupnik is the Sheriff of Pima County Arizona. A veteran with over 50 years in local law enforcement, he has served as the Sheriff of Pima County, Arizona, since his appointment in February 1980. County voters have re-elected him nine times. As Sheriff, he oversees a department of 1,513 employees and a $135 million budget.

    Since Sheriff Dupnik has been in office, the population of the unincorporated area of Pima County has increased from 191,216 in 1980 to more than 350,000. He is nationally known for his implementation of innovative and effective law enforcement programs. He oversaw the police response to the 2011 mass shooting in Tuscon involving Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Sheriff Dupnik remains active in many professional, civic, and fraternal organizations, including the National Sheriffs Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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  • Alex Duval Smith

    2015 Ochberg Fellow, 2017 Senior Fellow

    Alex Duval Smith is a freelance journalist who works mainly for British and French text, audio and visual media. In 1998 she was appointed The Guardian's Africa Correspondent. Since then, most of her work has focused on Africa where she has covered all aspects of life across the continent. She has also reported from many conflicts and their aftermath. Most recently as the BBC's resident correspondent in Mali, she dealt with safety threats on many levels. After years of parachuting into stories, she faced the new challenge of living among people who had experienced extreme levels of trauma. In October 2015 she moved to Poland, where she is reporting primarily for The Guardian.

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  • Kimina Lyall

    Dart Centre Asia Pacific
    Deputy CEO

    Dr Kimina Lyall (DPsych, clinical) is a former journalist with The Australian newspaper and Time Australia. During her 15 year career as a reporter, she worked across the paper, on stories as diverse as politics, the Olympics, features and as Southeast Asia correspondent. During that posting she became a survivor of the Boxing Day tsunami, and later wrote a book on the experience Out of the Blue: Facing the Tsunami.

    She has been involved with the Dart Centre as a trainer since 2008 and was a director on the Dart Centre Asia Pacific board up until 2015. She has had a successful career as an executive with Australian Unity, and is currently practicing as a psychologist. She commenced her role as Deputy CEO of Dart Centre Asia Pacific in February 2020.
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  • Dr. Edward Rynearson

    Dr. Edward Rynearson, a psychiatrist, founded the Separation and Loss Services program at Seattle's Virginia Mason Medical Center in 1989. He is also author of the book, Retelling Violent Death.

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  • Ismail Einashe

    Ochberg Fellow

    Ismail Einashe is a feature writer and investigative journalist who primarily reports on migration and refugee issues. He has written for The Sunday Times, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Nation, BBC, NPR, Prospect and The National, among many other places. He has worked for BBC Radio Current Affairs and presented on BBC Radio. 

    He is a 2017 Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University Journalism School and an associate at the Cambridge University Migration Research Network (CAMMIGRES). He sits on the editorial board of Tate Etc. the magazine of the Tate Museums which has the largest print circulation of any art magazine in the world.

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  • Tara Eisenberg

    Tara Eisenberg joined Gehl Institute in 2017 as Program Manager to lead projects that drive the organization’s mission to transform cities through prioritizing decisions about public life. She works collaboratively with the team to grow the organization and amplify its impact. Prior to joining Gehl Institute, Eisenberg worked at Rebuild by Design, an organization reimagining how communities and government work together to solve complex, urban problems. At Rebuild, she managed ongoing research projects, including facilitating a longitudinal survey on the long-term health effects for communities that self-select to move away from high-risk geographies. She also worked directly with cities and local NGO’s to develop processes for creating more resilient building codes and educating and planning for sea level rise. She is a lifelong New Yorker who received both her BS and MA degrees from NYU’s Steinhardt school.

  • John Ellis

    John Ellis composed music for WNYC's Dart Award-winning story, "Living 9/11."

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  • J. Emory Parker

    J. Emory Parker is the Interactive Editor at The Post in Courier. He graduated with a degree in biology from the College of Charleston in 2010, where he focused his research efforts on bioinformatics as well as co-created and developed the student media portal Before joining the paper in 2013, he assisted with molecular biology research at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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  • Jose Jaime "Nonoy" Espina

    Jose Jaime "Nonoy" Espina is a senior editor at, the online news portal of the TV5 network and is a director of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines. He has been a journalist for more than 30 years, most of these spent in the field.

    Among the subjects he has covered in the Philippines are the communist insurgency and related issues of human rights, internal displacement and social justice. He is also deeply involved with the NUJP's work to advocate press freedom and to advance media protection and safety. 

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  • María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés

    The President of the seventy-third session of the General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés has more than 20 years of multilateral experience in international negotiations, peace, security, defense, disarmament, human rights, indigenous peoples, gender equality, sustainable development, environment, biodiversity, climate change and multilateral cooperation. She has served Ecuador as Minister of Foreign Affairs (twice), Minister of National Defence, and Coordinating Minister of Natural and Cultural Heritage.

  • Whitney Eulich

    Whitney Eulich is the Latin America editor at the Christian Science Monitor, where she oversees regional coverage for the online and print editions. She also curates the Latin America Monitor Blog. Prior to The Monitor she was a freelance print and radio reporter focusing on human rights, gender and violence, international development, conflict resolution, and Latino issues.

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  • Patricia Evangelista


    Patricia Evangelista is a multimedia reporter working in text, video and photography. She covers conflict, disaster and human rights for the online news agency Rappler, and is a writer-at-large for Esquire Philippines. Her work ranges from the largely taboo issues of abortion and contraception in Catholic Philippines to the 2009 massacre of journalists in Ampatuan, Maguindanao. In 2014, she won the Kate Webb Prize for her coverage of the siege of Zamboanga and the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

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  • Cameron Evans


    Cameron Evans has covered K-12 schools for the Missoulian since August 2018. She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2017, where she minored in Women's and Gender Studies. In 2019, she was the co-recipient of a fellowship from the Education Writers Association to cover the role education plays in upward mobility. She previously worked as a health writing intern for Insider, editorial intern for Psychology Today, and university correspondent for Men's Health.

  • Tim Evans

    Tim Evans is the Consumer Advocate for the Indianapolis Star, where he has worked since in 1997. Before taking his new position in January, he spent the last five years as an investigative reporter.

    During his time on The Star’s investigations team, Evans wrote about a wide range of topics including gun laws and violence, government fraud and waste, the state's troubled nursing home industry, the deadly State Fair stage collapse, questionable asset seizures by police and prosecutors, the Litebox fiasco (Google it), problems at the state Department of Toxicology, and the inappropriate actions of the former head of the Department of Child Services in a case involving his grandchildren. He also reported extensively on the toll abuse and neglect on innocent children and the shortcomings of the public safety nets intended to protect them.

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  • Arthur C. Evans Jr, Ph.D.

    Director, Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services

    Arthur C. Evans Jr, Ph.D., a clinical and community psychologist, is director of Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services. He is leading a major initiative to transform how behavioral health care and mental retardation services are delivered in the city. Since Evans' appointment in November 2004, Philadelphia has begun a transformation of its entire system, focusing on recovery for adults, resiliency for children and self-determination for all who use mental retardation services.  He holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and has held faculty appointments at the Yale University School of Medicine and Quinnipiac University.

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  • Gavin Rees

    Dart Center
    Senior Advisor for Training and Innovation
    Gavin Rees is the Dart Center's Senior Advisor for Training and Innovation. For many years, Gavin Rees was the director of Dart Centre Europe. Responsible for implementing the Centre’s work across Europe, Gavin ran workshops and discussion groups on trauma awareness, resilience and interviewing skills for working journalists and journalism students in a range of countries around the world.  
    Prior to working at the Dart Centre, Gavin produced business and political news for US, British and Japanese news channels, and has worked on drama and documentary films for the BBC, Channel 4 and independent film companies. He was a leading producer on the BBC film Hiroshima, which won an  International Emmy in 2006. He is a visiting fellow in the Media School at Bournemouth University, a board member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society, and was a board member of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies for more than ten years. 
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  • Anna Feigenbaum

    Anna Feigenbaum is author of the book Tear Gas (Verso 2017), and a co-author of the book Protest Camps (Zed 2013). Her work has appeared in Vice, the Atlantic, the Guardian, Open Democracy, New Internationalist, and Waging Nonviolence, among other outlets. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication & Journalism at Bournemouth University in the UK. Follow her on Twitter at @drfigtree.

  • Jane Feinmann

    Jane Feinmann is a freelance journalist based in London and writes on healthcare and patient safety for the Daily Mail, the British Medical Journal, Saga magazine and others, and has received several awards for her work. She has produced radio programmes and written four books.

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  • Adam Ferguson

    Adam Ferguson first gained recognition for his work in 2009 when he embarked on a sustained survey of the war in Afghanistan, contributing to Time Magazine, The New York Times, and National Geographic. He has been the recipient of numerous awards from American Photography, World Press Photo,  Photo District News, Pictures of the Year International, National Portrait Gallery of Australia and his photographs have been included in several solo and group exhibitions worldwide.

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  • Donna Ferrato

    Documentary Photographer

    Donna Ferrato’s documentary work has appeared in nearly 500 exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide and is included in various permanent collections such as the International Center for Photography in New York City, the Corcoran in Washington D.C. and the Henry Buhl's Hands Collection. She first won acclaim for her landmark work on family violence.

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  • Beth Fertig

    Beth Fertig has been covering city politics, education, and social services for WNYC News since 1995. Her reporting honors include the 2001 Columbia DuPont Silver Baton Journalism Award; the 2000 New York Press Club's Golden Gavel Award for her reporting on New York family courts; and the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award for a 1998 series uncovering the lack of shelter for homeless teenagers.

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  • Brian Feulner

    Brian Feulner is a freelance photographer and multimedia journalist in Portland, Ore. Brian has worked as a photo editor and staff photographer for several daily newspapers after getting a degree in photojournalism from the Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York.

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  • Robin Fields

    Robin Fields has worked for the Los Angeles Times since 1999, and as a full-time investigative reporter since 2002. Stories she has done in recent years include investigations into rogue political fundraiser Norman Hsu, California’s adult guardianship system and abuses at the J. Paul Getty Trust. Fields began her career at the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida. Fields has received a National Journalism Award for investigative reporting, a Sigma Delta Chi Public Service Award and an Associated Press Managing Editors Public Service Award.


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  • Sheri Fink

    Sheri Fink is a correspondent for The New York Times and the author of the bestselling book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (Crown, 2013) about choices made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She is a correspondent at the New York Times, where her and her colleagues' stories on the West Africa Ebola crisis were recognized with the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, the George Polk Award for health reporting, and the Overseas Press Club Hal Boyle Award. Her story "The Deadly Choices at Memorial," co-published by ProPublica and the New York Times Magazine, received a 2010 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, a National Magazine Award for reporting and the 2010 Dart Award. A former relief worker in disaster and conflict zones, Fink received her M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

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  • David Finkel

    The Washington Post
    Enterprise Editor and Reporter

    David Finkel is an enterprise editor and reporter for The Washington Post, where he leads the national reporting team.

  • Deanne Fitzmaurice

    Deanne Fitzmaurice was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography in 2005. She has been a staff photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle for 16 years. Her work has been published in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, NY Times Magazine and People Magazine. She has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, National Press Photographers Association, Best of Photojournalism, Pictures of the Year International, California Press Photographers Association, Atlanta Photojournalism Competition, Mark Twain Award in 2004 and was named the 2002 Photographer of the Year by Bay Area Press Photographers Association. She has been a contract photographer for Day in the Life book projects and is a graduate of the Academy of Art College in San Francisco with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.

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  • Debbie Fleming Caffery

    Debbie Fleming Caffery has been making photographs of the people and culture of her native Louisiana for more than 30 years. Caffery's photography has been included in exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. to the Photo Gallery International, Tokyo. Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the George Eastman House, Rochester; the Cleveland Museum of Art; and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France. Four monographs have been published of Caffery's work: Carry Me Home (Smithsonian, 1990), Polly (Twin Palms, 2002), The Shadows (Twin Palms, 2002), and The Spirit & The Flesh (Radius, 2009). Her awards include a Katrina Media Fellowship from the Open Society Institute in 2006 to continue her work in New Orleans, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005, and the Michael P. Smith Documentary Award and Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in 2011.

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  • Gwen Florio

    City Editor

    Gwen Florio has covered stories ranging from the Oklahoma City bombing trials and the mass shooting at Columbine High School, to the glitz of the Miss America pageant and the more practical Miss Navajo contest, whose participants slaughter a sheep. She's reported from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, as well as Lost Springs, Wyoming, population three. Florio has worked at daily newspapers in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Denver and now Montana, where she's the editor of the Missoulian and the Ravalli Republic. She's the author of six novels.

  • Mark Follman

    Mark Follman is National Affairs Editor at Mother Jones. He is a former editor of Salon and a cofounder of the MediaBugs project. His reporting and commentary have also appeared in The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and on Fox News, MSNBC, and NPR's All Things Considered. Since 2012, his in-depth investigations into mass shootings, child gun deaths, and other issues of gun violence have been honored with multiple journalism awards.

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  • Yosri Fouda

    Yosri Fouda is a senior editor with the Arabic television station Al-Jazeera, and was the first journalist to interview leaders of Al-Qaeda following the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.

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  • Edmund D. Fountain

    Edmund D. Fountain is a photojournalist for the St. Petersburg Times. He joined the paper as an intern in the fall of 2004.
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  • Lloyd Fox

    Lloyd Fox began working as a staff photographer for The Baltimore Sun in 1990. Before joining the Sun, he worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer as a stringer and then contract photographer. He also freelanced for United Press International at that time. Fox graduated from the University of Delaware.

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  • Kristen French

    Kristen French is a Brooklyn-based journalist and editor. She has written features, news, blogs and critical essays for a number of New York-based publications, including and Guernica magazine. She will graduate in May with an M.A. in science journalism from Columbia Journalism School.

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  • Karen Frillmann

    Karen Frillmann is WNYC’s managing editor for news. She works on the many and varied stories that emerge from the microphones and recorders of the reporting staff. 

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  • Cathy Frye

    Cathy Frye is a general assignment reporter at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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  • Julia Fullerton-Batten

    Julia Fullerton-Batten is a fine-art photographer. She has won numerous international awards, and her work is on permanent display at the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Musee de l'Eysee, Lausanne, among others. Fullerton-Batten has been profiled many times in international professional photographic magazines. Her book, "Teenage Stories," was published in 2007. Fullerton-Batten is represented by Vaughan Hannigan for commercial work and Randall Scott Projects for her Fine Art prints.

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  • Michael A. Fuoco

    Michael A. Fuoco is an enterprise reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Since joining the paper in 1983, he has written spot news stories, features, enterprise pieces, and investigative stories.
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  • Kelly Furnas

    Kelly Furnas became editorial adviser of Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech in 2005 after working for newspapers in Las Vegas and Tallahassee, Fla.

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  • Ariel Ritchin

    Senior Producer, Content & Programs

    Ariel Ritchin is the Senior Producer for the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, a project of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide. He directs and oversees all editorial content and leads strategic and digital initiatives, while managing specialized programs, workshops and trainings for reporters all over the worldAriel is also a multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker whose audio and video work has appeared on Life of the Law, NBC News and PBS Newshour, among others. He has previously worked in the multimedia department at the ACLU and as a video editor for Lucky Tiger Productions. He is a Logan Nonfiction Fellow, a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow and a Posse Foundation Scholar. Ariel holds an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from Middlebury College. 

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  • Adriana Gallardo

    Engagement reporter

    Adriana Gallardo is an engagement reporter at ProPublica working on community-sourced investigations. Prior to ProPublica, she worked in public media and education. Gallardo is an adjunct professor at The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

  • Joe Galvin

    OSINT Editor

    Joe Galvin is the OSINT Editor for The Outlaw Ocean Project, specializing in open-source research and verification. He was previously the Director of News for Storyful, the world's first social media news agency.

  • Michelle García

    Michelle García is a writer, radio reporter and video journalist whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, Salon, The Boston Review, Time and numerous other media outlets. Her media criticism about the violence in Mexico has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review and NACLA. She is the producer and director of the PBS documentary "Against Mexico: The making of heroes and enemies" and she is traveling the U.S.-Mexico border working on a book about the U.S.Mexico border, myth and masculinity. More info at:

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  • Lisa Gardner

    Lisa Gardner is an Australian journalism trainer currently based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. There she develops models of best media practice, and trains journalists in both online media and investigative journalism at the country's foremost English language news outlet. Lisa’s recent work speaks to conflict, new media and human rights across Asia. Follow her on Twitter @leesebkk.

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  • Arnessa M. Garrett

    A professional journalist since 1990, Arnessa M. Garrett, 35, began her career as an intern at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

    She attended Tulane University and was named a Truman Scholar in 1990. She spent her junior year of college at the Institut d’etudes politiques in Paris.

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  • Yehia Ghanem

    Yehia Ghanem is the international journalist in residence at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. An Egyptian journalist and writer for more than 30 years, Ghanem has been a foreign correspondent and an editor for Al-Ahram International newspaper, and is currently living in exile in New York following a sham trial that convicted several dozen Egyptians with connections to international NGO's. His wife and three children remain in Egypt. Ghanem is also the supervisor of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism Network (ARIJ) in Cairo, Egypt. He worked as the Bureau Chief for Al-Ahram newspaper in Southern Africa, and has won numerous awards for his work covering wars around the globe including 1995 Man of the Year from the Egyptian Doctors Syndicate for coverage of the war in Bosnia from 1992-1995, and Best Foreign Investigative Reporting on the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo from the South African Association of Foreign Correspondents in 2002. Ghanem has published four books based on his experience in covering war zones: “I was there: Journal of Military Correspondent in Bosnia,” “What is Going On in Asia?: Impacts of Pakistan & India Nuclear Testing on Strategic Balance,” “Media Disinformation: Applied Study on Iraq, Libya,” and “Egypt and Bosnia and the True Account of Arab-Israeli Arms Reduction Negotiations.” He has participated as a panelist in numerous national and international seminars, workshops and conference. Ghanem is also a senior mentor and trainer on investigative journalism in Egypt and the Middle East.

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  • Ghalia Ghawi

    Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development
    Research and Program Development Officer

    Ghalia Ghawi works as a Research and Program Development Officer at the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development, with a focus on research conducted to inform policy in Jordan. She is the lead author of QRF's National Early Childhood Development Nurseries Survey and supports other ECD related efforts at the foundation. Ghalia has a master's degree in Education (Childhood Development and Education) from the University of Oxford.

  • Stella Girkins

    Stella Girkins is a Web Assistant at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and plans to graduate from Columbia College in May 2015 with a degree in Art History. She has previously worked as a student web editor for the Columbia College website and as a correspondent for Mandarin Quarterly NYC. Her work has also appeared in the Columbia Daily Spectator and Bullett Media. For more information, visit

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  • Todd Gitlin

    Todd Gitlin attended New York City public schools, where he graduated as valedictorian of the Bronx High School of Science. He holds degrees in three different subjects: mathematics (B.A., Harvard), political science (M.A., Michigan), and sociology (Ph.D., Berkeley). Along the way, he became a political activist in the New Left of the 1960s, contributed to the so-called underground press, and began to write books.


    Gitlin's newest book is "Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street" (April 2012.) Gitlin's two previous books are, "The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election" (with Liel Leibovitz, Journalism M. S. and Communications Ph.D., September 2010, Simon & Schuster); and a novel, "Undying,” (Counterpoint, 2011). Other works include 12 books, chiefly on media and recent America:" Uptown: Poor Whites in Chicago" (co-author, 1970); "The Whole World is Watching: Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of the Left" (1980); "Inside Prime Time" (1983); "The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage" (1987); "The Twilight of Common Dreams: Why America is Wracked by Culture Wars" (1995); "Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives" (2002); "Letters To a Young Activist" (2003); "The Intellectuals and the Flag" (2006); and most recently, "The Bulldozer and the Big Tent: Of Identities and Ideals in the Uproar of American Politics" (John Wiley, September 2007). He has also written a book of poetry, "Busy Being Born" (1974), and two additional novels: "The Murder of Albert Einstein" (1992) and "Sacrifice" (1999), the latter of which won the Harold U. Ribalow Prize for novels on Jewish themes. His books have been translated into many languages.


    He contributes to many newspapers and magazines, lectures frequently in the United States and abroad, is a member of the editorial board of Dissent,and is online regularly at Tablet, Tomdispatch, Dissent and

    His website is:

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  • Aaron Glantz

    2011 Ochberg Fellow
    Aaron Glantz is an investigative reporter at Reveal. He is the author of two books on the Iraq war, The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans and How America Lost Iraq.
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  • Ira Glass

    Ira Glass started working in public radio in 1978, when he was 19, as an intern at NPR's headquarters in DC. Over the next 17 years, he worked on nearly every NPR news show and did nearly every production job they had: tape-cutter, desk assistant, newscast writer, editor, producer, reporter, and substitute host. He spent a year in a high school for NPR, and a year in an elementary school, filing stories for All Things Considered. He moved to Chicago in 1989 and put This American Life on the air in 1995. He is the show's host and executive producer.

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  • Mike Glenn

    Houston Chronicle

    Mike Glenn grew up in the Navy but enlisted in the Army after graduating from high school in Rockwall, Texas. Following his honorable discharge, Glenn attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he received a BA in History and a commission as a lieutenant in the Army. He led a platoon of cavalry troopers in combat during the Gulf War. Glenn spent about six years in the Army - both as an enlisted soldier and officer. He then studied journalism in graduate school and began his career in the news business.

  • Maria Godoy

    Maria Godoy is an editor with NPR's digital news division, where she oversees national news coverage.  From the national debate over gay marriage, to the downfall of GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff, to a colorful virtual journey with an aerial photographer, Maria uses a mix of formats — text, images, audio, video and interactive Web tools — to tell news and feature stories online.  She was part of the NPR news teams that won the 2007 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for Excellence in Reporting on Drug and Alcohol Issues and the 33rd annual Gracie Award from the American Women in Radio & Television.

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  • Esther Goh

    Esther Goh is an early childhood development specialist at the Bernard Van Leer Foundation, where she supports the Parents+ and Building Blocks programs in particular and providing more general technical assistance and knowledge on early childhood development globally.

    Originally from Singapore, Goh has lived in Australia and the US and is currently based in the Netherlands. She has over five years of experience in the sector: prior to joining the Bernard Van Leer Foundation, she worked for the government of Singapore, and she has also taught kindergarten. Goh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a Master’s degree in International Comparative Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York.

  • David Goldman

    Associated Press
    National enterprise staff photographer

    David Goldman is a national enterprise staff photographer for the Associated Press. He has documented assignments ranging from presidential campaigns to Olympic Games, the war in Afghanistan to the struggles of rural America. He has been named Photographer of the Year four times by the New York Press Photographer’s Association and his work has also been recognized by, Pictures of the Year International, World Press Photo, and as part of the AP’s 2010 Breaking News Photography Pulitzer finalist for the war in Afghanistan.

  • Zahara Gómez Lucini


    Through photography and video, Zahara Gómez Lucini explores stories of violence and memory across Latin America. Her work has been featured in Le Monde, Travel + Leisure, and Accent, and it has been exhibited around the world. She seeks collaborative and empathic ways of telling stories, which is why she created The Memory Recipe Book alongside Las Rastreadoras.

  • Peter Gonzales

    Peter Gonzales is President & CEO of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians. An immigration attorney by training, he has a distinguished record of civic and business leadership and advocacy, and a longtime interest in and commitment to community economic development. Prior to joining the Welcoming Center, he was a founding partner of the Gonzales Tiagha law firm.

    He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and a past Pennsylvania State Chair of the International Municipal Lawyers Association. In 2008, he was appointed by Mayor Michael A. Nutter to serve on the Zoning Board of Adjustment in Philadelphia, where he served until 2012.

    Previously, Gonzalez also worked in the Solicitor’s Office for the City of Philadelphia, with the nonprofit Project HOME, and with the US Agency for International Development.

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  • Carlos Gonzalez

    Star Tribune
    Staff photographer

    Carlos Gonzalez is an award-winning staff photographer at the Star Tribune. He covers a variety of assignments including news, features, and sports.  

  • Anand Gopal

    Anand Gopal is a fellow at The Nation Institute, a journalist covering the Middle East, and a scholar studying political violence. His reporting on Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and elsewhere. He is the author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes, which won the Ridenhour Book Prize, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He has won the George Polk Award, a National Magazine Award, an Overseas Press Club Award for his reporting from Iraq. He received his PhD from Columbia University, where he studied network analysis, and is a professor at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University.
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  • Jennifer Goren

    Jennifer Goren is senior editor of PRI’s "The World."   She works with the program's global staff of correspondents and reporters, helping them to craft their stories for broadcast. She was a staff producer and writer at public radio station WBUR, Boston, before joining the staff of "The World" in 2005.

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  • Ginger Gorman

    Ginger Gorman is an award winning print and radio journalist based in the Australian Capital Territory. She has worked for ABC Local Radio, ABC Emergency, Triple J, Radio Netherlands Worldwide and Fairfax Community Newspapers, and her freelance work has been published in print and online in, The Guardian, The Age, Daily Life, Mamamia and Her Canberra. In 2006, Gorman became the first ABC employee to win the prestigious World Press Institute Fellowship, based in the United States.

  • Tom Gorman

    Project Editor

    Tom Gorman came to the Las Vegas Sun after 32 years with the Los Angeles Times , where he was a reporter, national correspondent and an assistant metro editor. He joined the Sun in 2005 as a columnist and six months later asked to become an editor so he could be assigned a shady parking spot. With various promotions, in time he earned a reserved spot in the parking garage as the Sun's executive editor. His passion remains editing from his newsroom desk and mentoring young journalists.

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  • Sally Grantham-McGregor

    Sally Grantham-McGregor, MD, is Emeritus Professor of International Child Health at the Institute of Child Health, University College London and Honorary Professor at University of the West Indies. She has served as a Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Lancet Series on Child Development in Developing Countries and of the Subcommittee of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences on Nutrition and Mental Development. Grantham-McGregor was also a founding member of the Global Child Development Group, Chairman of the Subcommittee of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences on Nutrition and Mental Development, Board member of the Open Society Foundation’s Early Childhood Program and a member of the Advisory Panel on Early Childhood and Readiness to Learn for the Inter-American Development Bank. She has published extensively in peer reviewed journals on the development of disadvantaged children in low and middle-income countries.

  • Bill Greene

    Bill Greene has been a staff photographer with The Boston Globe for 25 years.

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  • Guillermo Grenier

    Florida International University
    Professor of Sociology in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies

    Guillermo Grenier PhD is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University, the State university of Florida in Miami. Born in Havana, Cuba, Grenier is one of the founders of the Miami School of social analysis. Grenier is the author of numerous books and dozens of articles on labor, migration, immigrant incorporation, and Cuban-American ideological profiles, particularly in the Greater Miami area and lectures nationally and internationally on his research.

  • Kenna Griffin

    Kenna Griffin is a doctoral student in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. She is a former student in University of Central Oklahoma’s groundbreaking Victims in the Media course.

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  • Anya Grundmann

    Senior Vice President of Programming

    Anya Grundmann oversees NPR's industry-leading podcast portfolio with 150 million monthly global downloads, in addition to NPR Music, NPR Events and NPR's entertainment and talk radio programming.

  • Lisa Guernsey

    New America Foundation
    Director of Early Education Initiative

    Lisa Guernsey is deputy director of the Education Policy program and director of the Learning Technologies project at the New America Foundation. She leads teams of writers and analysts to tell stories, translate research, examine policies, and generate ideas for new approaches to help disadvantaged students succeed.

    Prior to her work at New America, Guernsey worked as a staff writer at The New York Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and has contributed to several other national publications, including The Atlantic, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, Slate, and USA Today. She is co-author with Michael H. Levine of “Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens” (Jossey-Bass, 2015) and author of “Screen Time: How Electronic Media – From Baby Videos to Educational Software – Affects Your Young Child” (Basic Books, 2012). She won a 2012 Eddie magazine gold award for a School Library Journal article on e-books and has served on several national advisory committees on early education, including the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Science of Children Birth To Age Eight.

    Guernsey holds a master’s in English/American studies and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia. 

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  • Jennifer Guerra

    Michigan Radio
    Executive Producer

    Jennifer Guerra is the executive producer of Believed, the station’s first nationally-distributed podcast. She was a 2018 Knight-Wallace journalism fellow at the University of Michigan. She’s been with Michigan Radio since 2005, where she started as an on-air host and arts reporter. From 2012 – 2017 she was part of the State of Opportunity team, covering poverty and education in metro Detroit. She’s won many national awards for her reporting, and her stories have aired on public radio stations across the country. Jennifer got her start in radio as a producer at WFUV in the Bronx.

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  • David Guggenheim

    Ocean Doctor
    President & Founder

    David Guggenheim PhD is a marine scientist, conservation policy specialist, submarine pilot, ocean explorer and educator. He is president and founder of the Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization, Ocean Doctor. Guggenheim directs Cuba Conservancy — an Ocean Doctor Program, and is in his 14th year leading research and conservation efforts in Cuba focused on coral reefs and sea turtles, a joint effort with the University of Havana. His work was recently featured on 60 MINUTES.

  • Juliana Ruhfus

    Dart Centre Europe
    Juliana Ruhfus an award-winning filmmaker, television presenter and executive producer specialising in investigative and current-affairs programming. She took over as Director of Dart Centre Europe (DCE) in September 2022, leading the organization's transition into a more decentralised European organisation with the capacity to deliver a greater range of training, research, and fundable programmes that reflect the changing needs of journalists and media organisations today.
    Prior to joining DCE, Juliana spent 16 years at Al Jazeera English as the channel’s senior presenter on the People & Power investigative and current affairs programme, where she reported and directed over 60 films in nearly 50 countries. Juliana has also worked as an executive producer for BBC World Service TV, tasked with setting up an investigative unit in India, and as a freelance reporter and filmmaker for Channel 4, WDR, NHK and other global broadcasters. She continues to work as a mentor on journalism projects for organisations, including and Open Democracy, while serving on the boards of the Environmental Justice Foundation and eyeWitness to Atrocities, a project of the International Bar Association. 
    She was selected as a Dart Centre Ochberg Fellow in 2012, and then served on DCE’s Board of Directors for a decade. She has received a scholarship for Harvard’s Global Trauma Programme, and is trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy. You can learn more about her work in broadcast TV and journalism here:
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  • Angelina Fusco

    DCE Board Chair, 2014 Senior Fellow, 2012 Ochberg Fellow

    Angelina Fusco is Chair of Dart Centre Europe, and one of its associate trainers in journalism and trauma. She was a recipient of a Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship in 2012 and was a Senior Fellow in 2014.

    Fusco is a communications and media trainer for the Belfast company, Channel56 and sits on Ofcom's Advisory Committee in Northern Ireland and is a former member of the organisation's Content Board. She is on the Board of Tourism NI and Chair of its audit & risk committee. Angelina served two terms at the  National Lottery Heritage Fund, NI.

    Fusco is a communications and media trainer for the Belfast company, Channel56 and sits on Ofcom's Advisory Committee in Northern Ireland and is a former member of the organisation's Content Board. She is on the Board of Tourism NI and Chair of its audit & risk committee. Angelina served two terms at the  National Lottery Heritage Fund, NI.

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  • Tanya Habjouqa

    Tanya Habjouqa is an award-winning photographer, journalist and educator based in East Jerusalem. Her practice links social documentary, collaborative portraiture and participant observation. Her principal interests include gender, representations of otherness, dispossession and human rights, with a particular concern for ever-shifting sociopolitical dynamics in the Middle East.

  • Tanya Habjouqa

    Tanya Habjouqa is an award-winning photographer, journalist and educator based in East Jerusalem. Her practice links social documentary, collaborative portraiture and participant observation. Her principal interests include gender, representations of otherness, dispossession and human rights, with a particular concern for ever-shifting sociopolitical dynamics in the Middle East. Trained in journalism and anthropology with an MA in Global Media and emphasis on Middle East Politics from University of London SOAS, Habjouqa produces in-depth narratives that offer nuanced alternatives to mainstream media depictions of her subjects.

    Habjouqa’s project Occupied Pleasures received support from the Magnum Foundation and achieved a World Press Photo award in 2014. Culminating in a namesake book by FotoEvidence, it was heralded by TIME magazine and the Smithsonian as one of the best photo books of 2015. Habjouqa’s work has been exhibited worldwide and is in the collections of MFA Boston, Institut du Monde Arab, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. She is a founding member of Rawiya, the first all-female photography collective from the Middle East.

    She is a mentor for the educational initiative Arab Documentary Photography Program, organized by the Magnum Foundation, Prince Claus Foundation, and AFAC.

  • Bethel Habte

    Reporter / Producer

    Bethel Habte is a reporter and producer for Resistance at Gimlet Media/Spotify. Previously, she produced radio at Radiolab and edited breaking news and podcasts at Reuters. She's a proud graduate of the Transom Story Workshop, the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the University of Virginia.

  • Peter Hamlin

    Associated Press
    Digital storytelling producer

    Peter Hamlin builds engaging graphics to distill complex information and add a visual storytelling dimension for projects where video or photos may not be available. He has worked for AP in New York since 2005.

  • Chris Hanclosky

    Chris Hanclosky is a videographer and multimedia producer for The Post and Courier. Since graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2005 with a Visual Communications degree, he has worked as a graphic designer, photographer and television and film producer for Fox, ESPN, CBS and NBC and others.

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  • Alex Hannaford

    2012 Ochberg Fellow

    Alex Hannaford is a British journalist based in Texas. He has written about the death penalty, crime, harsh sentencing, religion, culture and human rights issues for the Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph magazines, The Guardian, GQ, Esquire, The Atlantic, The Nation, and the Texas Observer. He is a 2012 Dart Center Ochberg Fellow.

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  • Zahera Harb


    Dr. Zahera Harb is director of MA International Journalism and MA Media and Globalisation (Erasmus Mundus) programs at City University of London. Her publications include an edited collection titled “Reporting the Middle East: the Practice of News in the 21st Century” (IB Tauris 2017) and an edited collection with Dina Matar titled “Narrating Conflict in the Middle East: Discourse, Image and Communication Practices in Palestine and Lebanon” (IB Tauris 2013) and a monograph titled “Channels of Resistance: Liberation Propaganda Hezbollah and the Media“ (IB Tauris, 2011). She has published widely on Journalism and Politics in the Arab region. She is co-editor of Bloomsbury-IB Tauris book series with Dr Dina Matar on “Political Communication and Media Practices in the Middle East and North Africa”. She is co-editor of Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. She is Associate editor of the internationally renowned top ranking academic journal Journalism Practice.

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  • Claire Harbage

    Photo Editor

    Claire Harbage is a visual artist with a focus on photography, based in Washington, DC. She holds an MA in Visual Communication from Ohio University and also attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

  • Jesse Hardman

    Jesse Hardman was working in Chile with the international media development organization Internews when the earthquake struck. He currently lives in New York.

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  • Kristen Hare

    Kristen Hare covers the media for the Poynter Institute. Her work for Poynter has earned her a Mirror Award nomination. Hare, a graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, spent 5 years as the Sunday features writer and an assistant editor at the St. Joseph (Missouri) News-Press, and five years as a staff writer covering race, immigration, the census and aging at the St. Louis Beacon. She also spent two years with the Peace Corps in Guyana, South America. Hare and her family live outside Tampa.

  • Shawn Harrington

    Shawn Harrington is the assistant boys basketball coach at Marshall Metropolitan High School. Harrington was shot twice in 2014, when several men fired bullets into the car he was driving in Humboldt Park, Chicago.

  • John Harris

    John Harris teaches in the Department of Journalism at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.

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  • Michelle Harris

    Fact checker

    Michelle Harris has more than 25 years of magazine, book, newspaper, radio and online publishing experience. Her clients include the National Geographic Society, Gimlet Media, NY Public Radio, This American Life, and The New York Times.

  • Rich Harris

    Rich Harris is an interactive journalist at the Guardian US. He previously worked as a financial reporter, video journalist and web producer at Citywire, before joining the Guardian's UK interactive team as a front-end developer.

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  • Shayla Harris

    Shayla Harris is an award-winning videojournalist with The New York Times where she reports, produces, shoots and edits local, national and international stories. While at the Times, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Digital National Magazine Award for a video on education in Russia, a George Foster Peabody Award for a video on the troubling rise of criminal behavior among veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan and an Overseas Press Club award for a video on human rights abuses in Ethiopia.

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  • Maureen Hartshorn

    Maureen Hartshorn is a designer for The Post and Courier. She has won numerous awards from the South Carolina Press Association, including three consecutive first-place honors for her Page 1 portfolio. Hartshorn’s front pages have been featured on Newseum’s Top 10 Pages and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” news program. Before coming to the Charleston paper in 2008, she was a copy editor and designer at the Marin Independent Journal in Marin County, Calif.

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  • Kristin Harty

    Kristin Harty joined the Delaware News Journal as a general assignment reporter in September 2005. Her most recent narrative project, a three-part series about seven men who drifted for days in the Atlantic on a four-man life raft, appeared in The News Journal earlier this year. Harty graduated from the University of Illinois and received a Masters of Arts from the University of Mississippi.  She has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Marion, Indiana.

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  • Ignatius Haryanto

    Ignatius Haryanto is a former Tempo journalist and is now director of the Institute for Press and Development Studies.

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  • Ron Haviv

    Ron Haviv s a renowned documentary photographer, and co-founder of the VII photo agency. His work on humanitarian crises and conflicts has been published internationally in magazines including Stern, Paris Match, Newsweek, and the New York Times Magazine. In 2004 he was named an Ochberg fellow by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and joined the Dart Society. His books include: "Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal," "Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul" and the recently published "Haiti: January 12, 2010." This latest work is a book/exhibition conceived in collaboration with de.MO, The Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University and VII to benefit Partners In Health and its Stand with Haiti campaign.

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  • Anne Hawke

    Anne Hawke has traveled throughout the United States and across the globe to produce and report stories for NPR's National Desk.  She produced two prize-winning stories by Daniel Zwerdling, each of which prompted the federal government to make swift policy changes: a December 2006 investigation on Iraq veterans suffering mental anguish, which won the George Foster Peabody Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, and a November 2005 series on abuse of immigration detainees, which won the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award.

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  • Jo Healey

    Jo Healey is the author of Trauma Reporting, A Journalist’s Guide to Covering Sensitive Stories. A former BBC journalist, Jo devised and delivers trauma reporting training to journalists all over the world in how best to work with victims, survivors and vulnerable interviewees.

  • Sonya N. Hebert

    Sonya N. Hebert is a staff photographer at The Dallas Morning News. Prior to joining The Dallas Morning News in 2007, Sonya interned at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va. and attended the Ohio University School of Visual Communication.

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  • Chris Heide

    Chris Heide is a Seattle writer and videographer with particular interests in journalism, social media, pop culture, and law. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2008 with a double major in political science and journalism.

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  • Drex Heikes

    Drex Heikes is in his second stint at the Los Angeles Times. In his first 18 years at the newspaper, he worked as executive editor of the Los Angeles Times Sunday magazine, foreign affairs editor in the Washington Bureau and acting New York bureau chief for coverage of the 9/11 attacks.

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  • Ted A. Henken

    Baruch College
    Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology and Black and Latino Studies

    Ted A. Henken PhD is Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology and Black and Latino Studies, Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY). Fluent in Spanish, he has served as an expert for a variety of media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, the AP, CNN, NPR, the BBC, CCTV, Telemundo, and NTN24. He teaches courses on contemporary Cuban culture and society and specializes in social media and Internet use in contemporary Cuba.

  • Molly Hennessy-Fiske

    Molly Hennessy-Fiske is a staff writer for The Los Angeles Times, where she has spent seven years covering metro, national, business and foreign news, including reporting rotations in Afghanistan, Egypt and Iraq.

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  • Marc Herman

    Marc Herman is a reporter based in Barcelona.

  • Charles Herrick

    Charles Herrick is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Western Connecticut Health Network.

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  • Gavin Hewitt

    Gavin Hewitt, one of the BBC’s most distinguished and experienced reporters, covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

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  • Joe Hight

    Project Editor
    Joe Hight is the Edith Kinney Gaylord Chair of Journalism Ethics at the University of Central Oklahoma, a columnist and bookstore owner. He was the editor of The Gazette in Colorado Springs when Dave Philipps and the news organization won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for its "Other Than Honorable" series about the plight of soldiers suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries who were being kicked out of the Army without benefits. Previously, he was the director of information and development for the Oklahoman/ In 1995, he led the team of reporters and editors who covered victims of the Oklahoma City bombing. The Oklahoman’s coverage won several national awards, including the Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma.
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  • Lindsey Hilsum

    Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News International Editor, and the author of Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution, an account of the fall of Colonel Gaddafi. She also reported the "Arab Spring" from Egypt and Bahrain. She reported from Belgrade in 1999 when NATO bombed Serbia, from Baghdad during the 2003 US invasion, and covered the Fallujah assault in November 2004. Her reports from Africa, the Middle East and Russia have earned her several awards. From 2006-8 she was the Channel 4 News China Correspondent, based in Beijing. In 1994, she was the only English-speaking journalist in Rwanda when the genocide started.

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  • Saed Hindash

    Saed Hindash is a photojournalist at the Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper. In 2002 he won the Dart Award, along with reporter Matt Reilly, for a story about a Siberian orphan who was beaten and froze to death in the custody of his adoptive parents in central New Jersey. Before joining the Star-Ledger, Hindash worked for newspapers in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and in Everett, WA.

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  • Juliet Hinely

    Senior Producer

    Juliet Hinely is a freelance story producer and sound designer based in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Prior to producing Believed, Juliet made interactive audio tours for Detour in San Francisco, produced comedic and educational podcasts for Audible, and edited and produced the mental health podcast Advice from Mom. She holds an MFA from the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design with a focus in Sound and Story. Juliet also co-curates the live listening event series Radio Campfire, and hosts a small audio artist residency called The Listen Inn.

  • Jane Hoback

    Jane Hoback is a writer and assistant business editor at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver. She also is the adviser to The Metropolitan student newspaper at Metropolitan State College of Denver. She has a particular interest in covering issues that affect women and minorities.

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  • Brendan Hoffman

    Brendan Hoffman is a freelance photographer based in Washington, DC, where he covers news and politics for a variety of clients including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, and Getty Images.

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  • Andrew Hogg

    Andrew Hogg is a former news editor of the Sunday Times and Observer, and was editor of The Sunday Times Insight Investigative Unit. He was also that paper's Africa correspondent and Middle East correspondent. Before working at Christian Aid, he was head of press at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.


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  • Leah Hogsten

    Leah Hogsten is an award-winning photographer for The Salt Lake Tribune where she has worked for nearly two decades, a career that has fueled her passion for visual storytelling. Her 2016 portraits of people who have been sexually assaulted were a collaborative effort, she says, as she worked with individuals to determine whether they wanted to show their identity and if so, to what degree. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism.

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  • Loren Holmes

    Anchorage Daily News
    Visual journalist

    Loren Holmes is a visual journalist for the Anchorage Daily News, where he has worked since 2012. Born and raised in Anchorage, Holmes studied philosophy and environment and technology studies at Carleton College (Minn.) and photojournalism at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication in Athens.

  • Kyle Hopkins

    Anchorage Daily News
    Reporter and editor

    Kyle Hopkins is a reporter and editor for the Anchorage Daily News and a member of the ProPublica Distinguished Fellows Program. He is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks journalism program and worked as lead reporter on the Daily News & ProPublica collaboration “Lawless,” which received the Pulitzer Prize for public service in 2020. 

  • Patrick Howse

    In a 25 year BBC career, Patrick Howse was a senior broadcast journalist for BBC News, covering news stories in war zones and other challenging environments. He was bureau chief in Baghdad between 2004 and 2009. His last role with the BBC was as an education reporter for the news website. He also lectures on the Hostile Environments Course run by 1st Option Safety and has carried out assignments training BBC journalists ahead of deployment to dangerous place.


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  • Sanda Htyte

    Sanda Htyte is associate producer at Radio Rookies, a New York Public Radio initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world. She has been with Radio Rookies since interning with the program in summer of 2005. 

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  • Paul Hu

    Paul Hu is a photographer for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA.

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  • Thomas Huang

    Thomas Huang is Sunday & Enterprise Editor at The Dallas Morning News. He is also an adjunct faculty member of The Poynter Institute, a school for journalists in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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  • Sarah Hulett

    Michigan Radio
    Senior Editor

    Sarah Hulett is Michigan Radio’s senior editor for enterprise and long-form reporting, helping reporters to do their best work. She’s also worked as newscast editor and spent five years as the station’s Detroit reporter, contributing to several reporting projects that won state and national awards.

    Before coming to Michigan Radio, Hulett spent five years as state Capitol correspondent for Michigan Public Radio Network.

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  • Janice C. Humphreys

    Associate Professor, UCSF

    Janice C Humphreys, RN, CS, NP, PhD is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing at the University of California at San Francisco. Her research addresses the strengths and experiences of battered women and their children using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

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  • Jess Hurd

    Jess Hurd is a London-based photojournalist and campaigning photographer, with 15 years experience supplying images and photo-essays to international newspapers, magazines, trade union journals, NGOs and movements of social change. Her photos are online at and available through her agency .

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  • Jess Hurd

    Jess Hurd is a photojournalist and campaigning photographer, supplying images and photo-essays to international newspapers, magazines, trade union journals and NGO’s both commissioned and through her library Report Digital since the 90’s. She has been a London based freelancer since 2001, working with a broad range of campaigning organisations on social issues often inadequately covered by the mainstream press.

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  • Chris Hurst


    Chris Hurst is an anchor with WDBJ7 in Roanoke Virginia where he has reported major stories including the abduction of Brittany Mae Smith, a New Year’s Eve explosion at the Federal Mogul plant in Blacksburg, the murder of Alex Ernandes, who was posthumously accepted to West Point, and tornadoes across the region.

    Chris is active in the community, singing for the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Chorus and volunteering his time at the Baptist Community Center in Vinton with its after school program.

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  • Annie Hylton

    Annie Hylton is an international human rights lawyer and freelance journalist originally from Canada focusing on conflict, human rights and national security. Since graduating with a Master of Laws in international humanitarian law and human rights in Geneva (and a J.D. in Canada), she worked in the Middle East and Asia on a number of projects related to human rights and the “war on terror”. She is currently a Stabile fellow of investigative journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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  • Jeanny Gering

    Dart Centre Europe
    Network Director

    Jeanny Gering is Network Director at Dart Centre Europe. She is a TV-News and Documentary Film producer in Germany. She has worked with international broadcasters like the BBC, CBS and Arte. She’s also a screenwriter. Jeanny has worked with Dart Centre Europe since 2012 in diverse roles. Since returning from parental leave Jeanny grows and strengthens the outstanding network of journalists and clinicians who are part of Dart Centre Europe. She coordinates Dart Centre Europe trainers and liaises with partner organisations interested in receiving training in trauma informed reporting and self care for journalists. Jeanny is passionate about listening to individual network members and supporting them in creating innovative, timely initiatives with Dart Centre Europe which support trauma informed journalism and a resilient journalism culture. As Network Manager Jeanny works closely with DCEs Development Director Juliana Ruhfus, as well as colleagues at Dart US and Dart Asia Pacific.

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  • Kenny Irby

    Kenny Irby is Poynter’s senior faculty and director of community relations. Currently, he directs The Write Field initiative, a dynamic new academic enrichment and mentoring program for middle school minority male youth. He is an integral figure in visual journalism education, having founded Poynter’s photojournalism program in 1995. He teaches and consults in the areas of photographic reporting, leadership, ethical decision making and diversity.

    During his 18-year tenure at Poynter, Kenny has traveled to Nigeria, the Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa and Russia, preaching excellence in photojournalism and truth-telling. He chaired the 2007 Pulitzer Prize photography categories, lectured at the World Press Photos buddy training program and the International Center of Photography, is a member of the Eddie Adams Workshop board, and is a founding member of National Press Photographers Association, and The Best of Photojournalism (BOP) Committee. He is the recipient of numerous awards: 2007 Sprague Award (the NPPA’s highest honor), 2006 Society for News Design President’s 2002 NPPA President’s Award, 1999 Joseph Costa Award and others. Kenny is a frequent lecturer, teacher and author on photographic reporting issues, most recently with NPR.

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  • Arnold R. Isaacs

    A longtime reporter and editor for The Baltimore Sun, Isaacs is the author of the books Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia and Vietnam Shadows. Since the mid-1990s, Isaacs has conducted training programs for journalists in various places, including several former Soviet republics, the Balkans, and a number of countries in Southeast Asia. He is a member of the Dart Center advisory council.

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  • Lynn Ischay


    Lynn Ischay has worked at The Plain Dealer for 22 years. Her work there has taken her from Switzerland to South Sudan. She spent four years as Chief Photographer, then decided to return to shooting after an illness.

    Prior to The Plain Dealer, Ischay worked at The Columbus Dispatch, and was a finalist in the Robert F. Kennedy Awards for "Fragile Lives," a story about the cost of keeping medical fragile children at home vs institutionalization.

  • Lt. J. Paul Vance

    Lt. J. Paul Vance is the chief spokesperson for the Connecticut State Police. He has been a Connecticut State Trooper for more than 38 years.

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  • Amantha Perera

    Dart Centre Asia Pacific
    Project Lead
    Amantha Perera is a Project Lead for the Dart Centre Asia Pacific and a foreign correspondent based in Melbourne, Australia. He covers the Asia Pacific region with special interest in conflict, post conflict situations, humanitarian disasters and climate change. He works as a contributor for TIMEReuters/Alertnet, the Inter Press News Service – IPS and the Integrated Regional Information Network – IRIN. Perera is currently pursuing post-graduate research on online trauma threats faced by journalists at CQUniveristy in Melbourne. You can follow him on Twitter at @AmanthaP.


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  • David Jacobson

    Director of Photography

    David Jacobson is a New York based cinematographer specializing in commercials and documentaries. He has shot for the Emmy award winning HBO miniseries, The Jinx and the Netflix series The Keepers as well as commercials, music videos and other narrative pieces. 

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  • Ina Jang

    Ina Jang is a freelance photographer. Her work has been published in Time Magazine’s Light Box, Dear Dave Magazine, British Journal of Photography, IMA Magazine, Photo District News, and The New York Times Magazine, among others. Jang’s photographs have been shown at the New York Photo Festival, Daegu Photo Biennale, Paris Photo, Unseen, Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam and other galleries and festivals worldwide. She has been nominated for numerous awards, including Print Magazine’s 20 Under 30 and Flash Forward 2011, and was a Foam Talent and a finalist at the Hyères Festival 2011. She graduated with a BFA in Photography in 2010 and completed her studies in the MPS Fashion Photography Program at SVA in 2012.

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  • Libor Jany

    Star Tribune
    Public safety reporter

    Libor Jany is the Minneapolis public safety reporter for the Star Tribune. He joined the newspaper in 2013, after stints in newsrooms in Connecticut, New Jersey, California and Mississippi. He attended Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Ore.) and Mississippi State University, majoring in communications with a minor in sociology. In his free time, he likes traveling, having visited 25 countries on six continents, including Pakistan in the summer of 2017. He was born in Czechoslovakia, and has lived in Gabon, France and seven U.S. states.

  • Fadah Jassem


    Fadah Jassem is a British journalist of Syrian and Iraqi descent. As a Deputy News Editor, she has covered major international breaking news stories for ITN, NBC news and Al Jazeera English. An expert on Syria and the broader Middle East, she has been interviewed by the BBC, ITV News, Channel 4 News and Voice of America, among others. Jassem is currently working as a Domain Expert at Dataminr, a social media analysis company. 
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  • Mandy Jenkins

    Mandy Jenkins is Interactives Editor with Digital First Media's Project Thunderdome, where she oversees the national video and data journalism teams and works with local newspapers on special projects and social media strategy. 

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  • Brad Jennings

    Brad Jennings is the assistant managing editor for visuals at the York Daily Record.


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  • Alexis Jetter

    Alexis Jetter is a veteran journalist, teacher and radio commentator with a focus on politics, science, activism and popular culture. Her articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Mother Jones, Science Times, Sports Illustrated, The Guardian(UK), Readers Digest, Health, Prevention, More, Ms., Harpers Bazaar, Life, The Village Voice, Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation, among others. She was a metropolitan reporter for New York Newsday. Jetter is also a Pulitzer Prize finalist with top national awards for her writing on education, science and social justice, and teaches journalism at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, NH. She is working on a memoir about her late mother, a pioneering physicist and health researcher at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

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  • Annelise Jolley


    Annelise Jolley is a journalist and essayist who writes about food, ecology, borders, and faith. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, The Millions, The Sunday Long Read, EcoTheo Review, and Hidden Compass, and was noted in The Best American Travel Writing 2019. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction from Seattle Pacific University.

  • Ann Jones

    Writer and Photographer

    Ann Jones is an authority on violence against women. She is a journalist, photographer, activist, and author of eight books of nonfiction, including the seminal work, Women Who Kill.

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  • Chris Jones

    Editorial Assistant

    Chris Jones is an Editorial Assistant at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. He also works as a freelance photojournalist with attending Columbia's School of General Studies. Before his time at Columbia, Chris deployed twice to Afghanistan as a U.S. Marine. He returns to Afghanistan as often as possible to work as a photographer. 

  • Kristin Jones

    Kristin Jones was a staff writer for the Center for Public Integrity. She is now U.S. Correspondent at South China Morning Post and reporter at the Rocky Mountain I-News Network.

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  • Lynne Jones

    Child Psychiatrist, Writer & Relief Worker

    Lynne Jones, OBE, FRCPsych, PhD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, writer, researcher, and relief worker. Jones has been engaged in assessing mental health needs and establishing and running mental health services in disaster, conflict, and post-conflict settings since 1990 around the world. Outside the Asylum: A Memoir of War, Disaster and Humanitarian Psychiatry, her latest book, published by Wiedenfeld and Nicolson (US publication June 2018), explores her experience as a practicing psychiatrist in war and disaster zones for 25 years, along with the changing world of international relief. With her colleague in international development, Luke Pye, Jones has co-created Migrant Child Storytelling, a website where migrant children can tell their stories through their own drawings, videos, and writing.

    Until August 2011, Jones was the senior technical advisor in mental health for International Medical Corps. She is a course director for the program on Mental Health in Complex Emergencies at the International Institute for Humanitarian Affairs, Fordham University, and consults to the World Health Organization. She was a member of ICD 11 stress disorders working group, and is a technical consultant in the development of the mhGAP curriculums by WHO and UNHCR. In October 2013 the new edition of her book, Then They Started Shooting: Children of the Bosnian War and the Adults They Become, was published by Bellevue Literary Press. She has a PhD in social psychology and political science; she has also been a Radcliffe Fellow. In 2001, she was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for her mental health work in conflict-affected areas of Central Europe. She is an honorary consultant at the Maudsley hospital, London, and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation trust; and is a visiting scientist at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Centre for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University. She is currently living and working in Belize.

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  • Renée Jones Schneider

    Star Tribune

    Renée Jones Schneider is a multimedia journalist at the Star Tribune. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, and as a child moved to Minnesota with her parents. She attended St. Olaf College, majoring in studio art. Halfway through that major she discovered photography during two overnights on a documentary project at St. Paul’s famous Mickey’s Diner. 

    For the past 15 years at the Star Tribune, Jones Schneider has covered some of its biggest assignments. Her video and photography work on the 2014 project “Bees on the Brink” won several awards, including best explanatory reporting by a large news organization from the Online News Association, and best documentary in the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism Awards. She won two regional Emmy awards for videos on radicalization prevention and farming accidents, and she was named Journalist of the Year by the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2016. She won a World Press Photo award in 2005. She has also worked for the Owatonna People’s Press and the Faribault Daily News. 

    She lives in Savage, Minnesota, with her husband, Todd, and their four children.

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  • Michael Kamber

    Michael Kamber has worked as a freelance photojournalist and journalist since 1986. He has covered conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, the Sudan, Cote D'Lvoire, Somalia, Haiti, Israel, the Congo and other countries. He has also worked as a writer for the New York Times, contributing numerous articles from Haiti, Iraq and West Africa. His photos have been published in nearly every major news magazine in the United States and Europe, as well as in many newspapers. Kamber is a former Revson Fellow at Columbia University. He is the winner of the Mike Berger Award, the Missouri School of Journalism's Lifestyle Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Award, American Photo Images of the Year and is a member of the New York Times team that won the 2003 Overseas Press Club award. He has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize, twice for photography and once for reporting. He is currently attached to the Baghdad Bureau of the New York Times.

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  • Candice M. Kane

    Candice M. Kane is the Chief Operating Officer of Cure Violence, a strategic public health initiative that supports community-based and city-wide violence prevention. 

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  • Susan Kaplan

    2010 Ochberg Fellow
    Writer, Professional Practice Resources

    Susan Kaplan’s public radio career began at WFCR, now New England Public Radio in western Massachusetts. Her 20-year tenure included hosting "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition", “The Short List” and working as a feature reporter. She also spent a year at WGBH Radio in Boston building and executing a new position as Night Editor.

    Kaplan’s radio stories have aired nationally on NPR's "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," "On the Media," "Only A Game," “Here and Now,” and on PRI's "The World" and "Marketplace." For six years Kaplan hosted "Watercooler," a weekly public affairs program on WGBY Public Television for Western New England. Kaplan has received numerous Associated Press Broadcaster's awards including first-place in 2014 for her feature titled “A Moment with World War II POWs”.

    In 2010 Kaplan was a Dart Center Ochberg Fellow, which supported her reporting on women in the military. Since then, Kaplan has continued to report about veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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  • Larry Kaplow


    As NPR’s Middle East Editor, Larry Kaplow edits the work of NPR’s correspondents in the region and helps coordinate the network’s overall coverage of issues and events there. He’s been at NPR since 2013. He won the network’s Newcomer Award and was on the International Desk team that won the network’s award for Content Excellence. 

  • Arun Karki

    Arun Karki has been a video journalist at Nepal Television News for a decade. He is also the founder and executive director of the Center for Data Journalism Nepal (CDJN), a nonprofit media outlet that publishes data driven news stories online. Over the years, he has produced hundreds of reports on natural calamities and their impact on the public.

    Karki has been awarded fellowships from the Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, Dart Centre Asia-Pacific, the Journalism Fund, SKUP and more. Karki holds a masters degree in Information and Communication Technology.

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  • Pierre Kattar

    Videographer and Photographer

    Pierre Kattar is a Lebanese-American video journalist and documentary filmmaker. He began his career at The Washington Post’s website in 1998 as a multimedia web developer. He soon found a passion in online video journalism and learned to shoot, script, edit and narrate visual stories. Ten years later, Pierre began freelancing and worked with clients like The New York Times, Frontline, National Geographic, NPR and The Outlaw Ocean Project.

  • Jill Kaufman

    Jill Kaufman is the news director at WFCR in Amherst, Massachusetts where she oversees newscasts, features and series reporting. She also reports on issues around western New England. Before coming to WFCR, Kaufman began the global resources desk at PRI’s “The World” at WGBH in Boston. As the executive editor, she commissioned American stories with international angles for the show; for stations, she provided international content to broaden local talk shows, reporter packages and other news production.  Prior to her role at the global resources desk, Kaufman was a reporter at WGBH’s culture desk from 2001 to 2003. She created nationally distributed feature reports for NPR and PRI programs, covering the arts, education and New England history.

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  • Matthew Kaufman

    Matthew Kauffman has been a reporter at The Hartford Courant since 1986 and is currently a reporter on the Courant’s investigative desk. 

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  • Kevin Kawamoto

    Kevin Kawamoto, MSW, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Hawaii School of Communications and teaches courses in journalism and multimedia.

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  • Patrice Keats

    Dr. Patrice Keats is an Assistant Professor in the Counselling Psychology Program at Simon Fraser University, where she focuses on traumatic stress studies and counselor education. Her scholarly work centers on the effects of witnessing trauma, including secondary traumatic stress, vicarious witnessing, acute and posttraumatic stress responses, and trauma treatment. Dr. Keats also practices as a counselor in British Columbia with trauma survivors from civilian and military populations, and trains counselors in Nepal.

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  • Caitlin Kelly

    Caitlin Kelly, a freelance journalist and former reporter for The Globe and Mail and Montreal Gazette, is the author of Blown Away: American Women and Guns.

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  • Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

    Data Journalist & Lecturer, Columbia Journalism School
    Ochberg Fellow, 2008

    Jeff Kelly Lowenstein is a data journalist, blogger, writer, and lecturer at Columbia University. He is the former database and investigative editor at Hoy, the Chicago Tribune's Spanish language newspaper, and a past president of the Ochberg Society, international organization of journalists who cover issues of trauma and violence with sensitivity and compassion. 

    He previously worked as a staff reporter at The Chicago Reporter and South Shore Community News. Kelly Lowenstein’s work has garnered local, national and international recognition, including awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of News Design and the National Association of Black Journalists. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Santiago Chile at the University of Diego Portales, and is now a lecturer at the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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  • Don Kelsen

    Don Kelsen joined the Times photography staff in 1978. But his connection with Los Angeles and the paper that serves it started much earlier.

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  • Seamus Kelters

    Ochberg Fellow

    Seamus Kelters, who died suddenly on September 27, 2017, was an influential chronicler of Northern Ireland’s civil conflict and co-author of Lost Lives, a highly detailed chronicle of the lives of the more than 3,600 men, women, and children killed in Northern Ireland from 1966-2000. He was a television producer for the British Broadcasting Corporation, and a reporter for the Irish News newspaper. An early Dart Center Ochberg Fellow, Kelters played a central role in the evolution of trauma-aware journalism.

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  • Nat Kendall-Taylor

    The FrameWorks Institute
    Chief Executive Officer

    Nat Kendall-Taylor is Chief Executive Officer at the FrameWorks Institute. He oversees the organization’s pioneering, research-based approach to strategic communications, which uses methods from the social and behavioral sciences to measure how people understand complex socio-political issues, and tests ways to reframe them to drive social change. As CEO, he leads a multi-disciplinary team of social scientists and communications practitioners who investigate ways to apply innovative framing research methods to social issues, and train nonprofit organizations to put the findings into practice.

    An expert in psychological anthropology and communications science, Kendall-Taylor published widely in the popular and professional press and lectures frequently in the United States and abroad. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Science Communication, Human Organization, Applied Communications Research, Child Abuse and Neglect, and the Annals of Anthropological Practice. He has presented at numerous conferences and organizations in the United States and around the world, ranging from Harvard University and the National Academy of Sciences to the Parenting Research Centre in Australia, the Science and Society Symposium in Canada, and Amnesty International in the United Kingdom. He is also a visiting professor at the Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine, and a fellow at the British-American Project.

    Kendall-Taylor joined FrameWorks in 2008. Since then, he has led work across the FrameWorks portfolio, with a special focus on issues related to early childhood development and mental health, criminal justice, and aging. He has also led the expansion of FrameWorks’ work outside the United States, working in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Kenya, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining FrameWorks, his research focused on understanding the social and cultural factors that create health disparities and affect decision-making. He has conducted fieldwork on the Swahili coast of Kenya, where he studied pediatric epilepsy, traditional healing, and the impacts of chronic illness on family wellbeing, and in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, where he studied child marriage and higher education. He has also conducted ethnographic research on theories of motivation in “extreme” athletes. Kendall-Taylor holds a B.A. from Emory University and Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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  • Azmat Khan

    Azmat Khan is an investigative reporter, a Future of War Fellow at New America and Arizona State University, and contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. Her reporting from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan for the PBS series FRONTLINE, the New York Times Magazine, and BuzzFeed's Investigative Unit has won the National Magazine Award for Reporting, the Overseas Press Club Award for Magazine Reporting, the Deadline Club Award for Independent Digital Reporting, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting on South Asia, and other honors. She received an MSt. from Oxford University, where she was a Clarendon Scholar, and is an adjunct professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
  • Shane M. Khan

    Household Survey Specialist - Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS)

    Shane Khan has worked with UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) since 2009. He is the focal point for methodological work on the MICS surveys. His work involves analysis of household survey data, partnering with others on indicator and questionnaire development and leading such development as stand-alone MICS activities or in conjunction with other testing activities.

    Prior to this role, Khan was the Regional MICS Coordinator for UNICEF in Latin America and the Caribbean, where he worked with countries to implement MICS and further, to analyze data and disseminate findings from the surveys.

    Before joining UNICEF, Khan worked with the Demographic and Health Surveys as a research associate mainly on population and health issues. He has a Ph.D. in public health, with a focus on maternal and newborn health. His primary research interests are on newborn care, care for women around the time of delivery and improving survey methods. His skills set is primarily demographic and econometric techniques.

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  • Kathy Kieliszewski

    Kathy Kieliszewski is a four-time National Emmy Award winning multimedia producer at the Detroit Free Press.

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  • Mia-Lia Kiernan

    Mia-Lia Kiernan is a co-founder and organizer for One Love Movement. One Love Movement formed in the Fall of 2010 in response to the rise in detention and deportation of Cambodian-Americans on the basis of prior criminal convictions in Philadelphia, and nationwide. The Obama Administration officially announced a new policy prescription in August 2011 that targets and prioritizes “criminal aliens,” or anyone with criminal histories, for removal from the United States. These policies neglect to consider the severe flaws in the immigration system, including the presence of retroactive punishment, denial of individualized review, the broad range of crimes deemed deportable, and the value of rehabilitation. The experience of Cambodian families who have been broken apart by deportation has led One Love Movement to stand up to keep their families together and create more awareness of the deeper story behind what the government labels “criminal deportations.” Kiernan's work addresses the multi-faceted issues of deportation in the Cambodian community ~ including issues of foreign relations, refugee resettlement, behavioral health and PTSD, education, the links between the criminal justice and immigration systems, and the current political landscape around immigration policy.

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  • Jim Killam

    Jim Killam is a freelance journalist, a journalism educator at Northern Illinois University and, since 1995, the adviser for the Northern Star, the NIU student newspaper.

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  • Jim Killam

    Jim Killam has been a journalist for more than 30 years. He's done writing, editing, design, photography and videography for newspapers, magazines, websites, newsletters and more. He's co-written three books, including "Go Tell It: How and Why to Report God's Stories in Words, Photos and Video" (2014, Moody Publishers). From 1995 to 2012 he served as adviser for the Northern Star, the daily student newspaper at Northern Illinois University. The paper was recognized as one of the best in the nation.

  • Danica Kirka

    Associated Press

    Danica Kirka is a London-based correspondent for The Associated Press who has written about topics ranging from the 2012 Olympics to the stories of D-Day veterans returning to the beaches of Normandy. She previously covered the breakup of Yugoslavia, including the struggles of people living through the siege of Sarajevo.

  • Kole Kleeman

    Kole Kleeman is a professor in the mass communications department at the University of Central Oklahoma. His research focus in the Victims and the Media Unit at U.C.O. concerns anti-violence education for print and broadcast journalists, understanding trauma and victimization, and creating greater awareness and sensitivity to under-represented groups in the media. 

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  • Brendan Klinkenberg

    Supervising Editor

    Brendan Klinkenberg is a Supervising Editor at Gimlet Media. He lives in Brooklyn.

  • Jeffrey Kluger

    Editor at Large

    Jeffrey Kluger is Editor at Large for TIME magazine and, overseeing coverage of science and human behavior. He is the author of nine books, including Apollo 13, upon which the 1995 movie was based, and two novels for young adults. His newest book is Apollo 8, which will be published in May 2017.

    Kluger began his work with TIME in 1996 specializing in science coverage, and was named a senior writer in 1998. During his career at TIME magazine, Kluger has authored or co-authored more than 40 cover stories, including Time's coverage of the Oklahoma tornadoes of 2013, the Fukushima disaster in 2011, the battle to eradicate polio (2011) and the developing science of caring for premature babies (2014). Previously, Kluger has worked as a writer and editor for the New York Times, Business World Magazine, Discover magazine, Family Circle magazine, and Science Digest, and has taught journalism at New York University.

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  • Bree Knoester

    Lawyer Bree Knoester has practised in personal injury litigation for twelve years – first as a law clerk in a national personal injury firm, then as a solicitor in the insurance litigation group in an international firm and since 2006, as a barrister at the Victorian Bar practising exclusively in this field.  From March 2010 to October 2013, she was involved in the first case involving a psychiatrically injured journalist brought against a media organisation. 

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  • Daniel Koehler

    Daniel Koehler is one of the leading experts on Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and deradicalization worldwide. He is a researcher at the Competence Center for the Coordination of the Prevention Network against (Islamic) Extremism in Baden-Württemberg (KPEBW), the Director of the German Institute on Radicalization and De-Radicalization Studies (GIRDS), a Fellow at the George Washington University's Program on Extremism, and the Editor in Chief of the Journal for Deradicalization.

  • Meridith Kohut

    Independent Photojournalist

    Photojournalist Meridith Kohut has spent years documenting the impact of health and economic crises on people in Latin America and the U.S. From a base in Caracas, Venezuela, she drew global attention to that country's crumbling hospitals amid its financial crash. Her investigation and photo essay revealing that hundreds of children had died of malnutrition in public hospitals was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography in 2018. Kohut earned a Courage in Journalism Award in 2018 from the International Women’s Media Foundation. In 2017, Ms.

  • Kern Konwiser

    Kern Konwiser is a writer, director and producer of award-winning theatrical films, documentaries, cable and network movies and series, new media, live events and dance.
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  • David B. Kopel

    David B. Kopel, JD is Research Director of the Independence Institute in Golden, Colorado, Associate Policy Analyst at the Cato Institute, in Washington, D.C. and an adjunct professor of Advanced Constitutional Law at Denver University, Sturm College of Law. He has written hundreds of opinion articles for outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Denver Post. He is the author of 12 books, including "No More Wacos: What’s Wrong with Federal Law Enforcement, and How to Fix It," "Antitrust After Microsoft," "The Samurai, the Mountie, and the Cowboy: Should America Adopt the Gun Controls of Other Democracies?" as well as 72 scholarly articles published in journals such as the Michigan Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, SAIS Review, and the Brown Journal on World Affairs.  

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  • Peter Kornbluh

    National Security Archive Cuba and Chile Documentation Projects

    Peter Kornbluh is Director of the National Security Archive Cuba and Chile Documentation Projects. He was co-director of the Iran-contra documentation project and director of the Archive's project on U.S. policy toward Nicaragua. From 1990-1999, he taught at Columbia University, as an adjunct assistant professor of international and public affairs. Kornbluh’s latest book, co-authored with William M.

  • Alex Kotlowitz

    Alex Kotlowitz is perhaps best known for his national bestseller, There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America, which the New York Public Library selected as one of the 150 most important books of the twentieth century. His nonfiction stories, which one critic wrote “inform the heart”,  have appeared in print, radio and film. From his documentary, The Interrupters, to his stories in The New York Times Magazine and on public radio’s This American Life, he’s been honored in all three mediums.

    A Chicago native and graduate of Wesleyan University, Kotlowitz holds eight honorary degrees and has been awarded the John LaFarge Memorial Award for Interracial Justice given by New York’s Catholic Interracial Council.

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  • Lisa Krantz

    Ochberg Fellow

    Lisa Krantz is a staff photographer at the San Antonio Express-News in Texas. Her awards have included the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) Community Award, POYi Third Place Newspaper Photographer of the Year (2010 & 2015), World Press Photo portrait, Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Feature Photography (team entry), and the ASNE Community Service Photojournalism Award. Krantz is a three-time NPPA Region 8 Photographer of the Year. Her project “A Life Apart: The Toll of Obesity” was screened at Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, France, and exhibited at the Festival della Fotografia Etica in Lodi, Italy. Before joining the San Antonio Express-News, Krantz was a photojournalist for the Naples (FL) Daily News.

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  • Imogen Lamb

    2014-2015 Ochberg Fellow

    Imogen Lamb is a British-born journalist and producer with Radio France International, based in Paris. She has been on assignment all over Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America, working in both French and English. She has reported on political, economic and cultural events and has covered issues that include human rights, health, immigration, education and gender. Her assignments have mostly focused on people living in difficult circumstances due to war, violence, famine, abuse, discrimination or disability.

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  • Olly Lambert

    Olly Lambert is a BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. He has shot, produced and directed over 25 documentaries for broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky One. Most recently, his feature length documentary Abused: The Untold Story aired on BBC1. Over 18 months, he interviewed many survivors and victims of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile and others, as well as the key figures who were at the frontline of a story that continues to send shockwaves around British institutions, police forces and the legal system. 
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  • Bill Landauer

    Bill Landauer brought insight, humor and craft to his work as a general assignment reporter at the York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News. He now works at the Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call.

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  • Cassie Landers

    Cassie Landers, EdD, is a Professor of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center. Since 1985, Dr. Landers has worked with UNICEF and other international agencies to promote policies and programs in support of young children and their families. Over the past 20 years, she has provided technical assistance and support to child development programs in over 60 countries throughout Southern Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

  • Claire Landsbaum


    Claire Landsbaum is a New York-based journalist and a deputy features editor at Insider. Previously, she edited Vanity Fair’s Hive, and prior to that she covered politics at New York magazine and The Cut. Her writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, New York, and Slate, among other outlets, and she is a 2022 American Society of Magazine Editors mentor. Follow her on Twitter at @landsbaumshell.

  • Seaborn Larson


    Seaborn Larson is the crime and courts reporter for the Missoulian. He covered business, local government and public safety for papers in Libby and Great Falls in his home state of Montana before joining the Missoulian. Larson, an avid hunter, graduated from the University of Montana School of Journalism in December 2014.

  • Aaron Lavinsky

    Star Tribune
    Staff photographer

    Aaron Lavinsky is a staff photographer for the Star Tribune covering news, sports and everything in between. He joined the visuals staff in 2014 after working at newspapers in Washington and Arizona. Lavinsky is a licensed drone pilot and is passionate about the outdoors.

  • Edward Lawrence

    Edward Lawrence is a video journalist for the BBC News Shanghai Bureau.

  • Claudia Laws

    Claudia B. Laws joined the staff of The Daily Advertiser in 2004. A 2002 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Laws interned at The Bay City Times, The Cedar Rapids Gazette and The Montgomery Advertiser before finding a home with the Lafayette paper.

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  • James F. Leckman

    Yale University
    Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychology and Pediatrics Child Study Center

    James Leckman is the Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at Yale University. For more than 20 years, he served as the Director of Research for the Yale Child Study Center. His peers have regularly selected him as one of the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Leckman is the author or co-author of over 450 original scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

    He has a longstanding interest in Tourette syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). His research on these disorders is multifaceted from phenomenology and natural history to neurobiology to genetics, to risk factor research and treatment studies. A major focus has been on parenting and the role of the biobehavioral systems that closely interconnect our affiliative and stress response bio-behavioral systems. His research has included studies of oxytocin – the love hormone - in new parents as well as brain imaging studies of how new fathers and mothers respond to hearing their babies cry as well as how their brains respond when they are looking a pictures of their child. Currently he is also working with Dr. Ghassan Issa as part of project to assess the impact of a parenting program in the Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon and well as similar parenting project in a poor district of São Paul, Brazil.

    In October 2013, he chaired with Rima Salah and Catherine Panter-Brick the 15th Ernst Strüngmann Forum in Frankfurt, Germany. More than 40 international scholars across diverse fields—from child development to neuroscience and cultural anthropology explored the relevance of early child development to the pursuit of peace. Their deliberations highlighting directions for future research, and proposing novel approaches to translate knowledge into concrete action are summarized in volume entitled, “Formative Childhoods: The Transformative Power of Children and Families”, published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press in 2014. He currently serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC). The mission of the ECPC is to create a legacy of sustained peace by drawing on the transformative power of early childhood development by building a global movement that values the role of young children and families as agents of change in peace building.

    Dr Leckman has a B.A. from the College of Wooster, an M.D. from the University of New Mexico and a Ph.D. in Clinical Science from the University of São Paulo.

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  • Albert Lee

    A native of LA, Albert Lee is a contributing member to the field of visual journalism. He is a multimedia producer at the Los Angeles Times, visual journalism educator and regularly contributes to the Los Angeles Times Framework visual journalism blog. Albert also tweets about multimedia @AlbertLeeInLA.

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  • Chong-ae Lee

    Chong-ae Lee is a journalist for SBS (the Seoul Broadcasting System) in South Korea, where she has worked since 1995. She was the first female investigative reporter for the news magazine program News Pursuit where she worked from 1999 to 2003. This inspired her interest in how journalists should approach a victim of trauma so as to make a positive contribution while getting a story, and conversely how the journalist can handle his/her resultant trauma. She has won 23 awards including Reporter of the Year from the Journalist Association of Korea and the Korean Broadcasting Grand Prize. She is a 2011 Dart Asia Fellow, a regional program of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and also a 2012-2013 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Since 2005, she has worked in the Future and Vision Division of the SBS Newsroom organizing the Seoul Digital Forum, an international conference on digital innovation, and on the Future Korea Report, a forum that looked into the mid and long-term agenda for Korean society. In 2018, when SBS decided to combine technology and social trends together and named the global forum SBS D Forum, she was given the position of editor and team leader of the Future and Vision team in the SBS News Headquarters, which organizes the new combined forum.

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  • Eric Leenson

    Sol Economics

    Eric Leenson is President of Sol Economics, a firm that builds strong links among socially responsible enterprises throughout the Americas. He has been involved in the fields of socially responsible investing and business for more than 25 years, serving as the CEO of Progressive Asset Management, the first full service brokerage to specialize in SRI. Leenson has had a life-long interest in Latin America and co-founded La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, California, in 1974.

  • Alex Leff


    Alex Leff is a digital editor on NPR’s International Desk, helping oversee coverage of journalists around the world for its growing Internet audience. He was previously a senior editor at GlobalPost and PRI, where he wrote stories and edited the work of international correspondents. Among his achievements, Alex was an editor on a GlobalPost investigation into the Catholic Church’s pattern of shielding priests accused of abuse in the United States and resettling them in South American parishes. The series won a Religion News Association award in 2016.

  • Lisa Leff

    Associated Press,
    Europe editor

    Lisa Leff is a Europe editor for The Associated Press, based in London. She previously worked as a reporter for the AP in San Francisco, covering education, LGBT affairs and marijuana legislation. Before that, she was a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post.

  • Marc Lester

    Anchorage Daily News
    Staff photojournalist

    Marc Lester has been a staff photojournalist with the Anchorage Daily News since 1999. In addition to still photography, Marc also produces videos and writes feature stories. He lives in Anchorage with his wife and two sons.

  • Lynn Levy


    Lynn Levy is an editor at Gimlet. She has worked on shows including Resistance, Conviction, Mogul and The Cut on Tuesdays. Before becoming an editor Lynn hosted the serialized documentary The Habitat, about a simulated mission to Mars, and produced stories for Radiolab.

  • Bruce Lieberman

    Bruce Lieberman is a freelance writer based in Carlsbad, California.

  • Patricia Llodra

    Patricia Llodra is the First Selectwoman of Newtown, Connecticut where she has been an educator and community leader for over 30 years. 

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  • Fiona Lloyd-Davies

    Journalist and filmmaker, Fiona Lloyd-Davies, started her career in 1992 in Bosnia from an ad hoc trip to Sarajevo at the height of the war. It led to a job as a researcher on the BAFTA-winning Channel 4 documentary The Unforgiving about the motivations of the Bosnian Serbs. She has since made programmes for BBC, Channel 4, Al Jazeera English for nearly two decades. They include the film Licence to Kill on honour killing in Pakistan for BBC2’s Correspondent series in 2000 and 20 films for Newsnight with Salam Pax, the Baghdad Blogger—both of which won RTS awards. Her most recent feature length documentary Seeds of Hope, about sexual violence in conflict zones in Democratic Republic of Congo, is being screened at the Frontline Club in London on 14th July.


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  • Sue Lockett John

    Sue Lockett John, Ph.D., was a programming and research associate at Dart Center West. She is a former newspaper reporter and editor and a freelance writer, editor and project manager.

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  • Joan Lombardi

    Joan Lombardi, PhD, is an international expert on child development and social policy. She currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Bernard van Leer Foundation on global child development strategies and to the Buffett Early Childhood Fund on national initiatives. She also directs Early Opportunities LLC, focusing on innovation, policy and philanthropy. In 2016, she is serving as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a Senior Advisor to the Center for the Study of Social Policy.

    Over the past 40 years, Lombardi has made significant contributions in the areas of child and family policy as an innovative leader and policy advisor to national and international organizations and foundations and as a public servant. She served in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the first Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development in the Obama Administration, and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and External Affairs in Administration for Children and Families and the first Commissioner of the Child Care Bureau among other positions during the Clinton Administration. Outside of public service, she served as the founding chair of the Birth to Five Policy Alliance (now the Alliance for Early Success) and as the founder of Global Leaders for Young Children.

  • Kristen Lombardi

    Staff Writer, Center for Public Integrity

    Kristen Lombardi is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the Center for Public Integrity since 2007.  Previously she was a reporter at the Village Voice and at the Boston Phoenx, where she provided ground-breaking coverage of the Boston clergy-abuse scandal.

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  • Jennifer Longdon

    Jennifer Longdon is a Phoenix-based speaker, writer, and activist. She contributes to public policy efforts through her work on the Phoenix Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Council, the State Independent Living Council of Arizona and as part of Arizonans for Gun Safety. Longdon is also a Public Impact Advisor to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, and the immediate past Chair of the Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues. She has been profiled in AZ magazine, the Phoenix New Times, Mother Jones and Rolling Stone.

    Longdon has been a featured speaker at TEDx and Ignite events. She received the MASK UNITY award in 2013, the City of Phoenix Impact Volunteer Award, also in 2013, the MLK Celebration I Have a Dream Award in 2014, and the 2014 Citizen of the Year Award from National Association of Social Workers’ Arizona Chapter.

    In 2004, Longdon was paralyzed in a random shooting. Since she has become an outspoken advocate for people with disabilities and strengthening laws to curb gun violence.

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  • Ricardo Lopez

  • Dario Lopez-Mills

    Associated Press
    Digital Storytelling Producer
    Darío López-Mills is a visual storyteller with nearly three decades as a photographer covering conflicts around the world. His work focuses on using video, photos and the latest digital storytelling tools to tell compelling stories for social and digital platforms. He has worked for the AP since 1997.
  • Bobby Lord

    Composer and Engineer

    Bobby Lord is a Senior Audio Engineer/Composer at Gimlet. Before joining Gimlet he did music production/composition for various clients, post mixing/sound design for various ad/creative agencies, and toured as a musician.

  • Audrey Lott

    Audrey Lott Watkins was a member of the Jonesboro Sun news team that was named a finalist in the 1999 Pulitzer Prize competition for coverage of the March 1998 shooting at Westside Middle School near Jonesboro, Ark. She lives in Jonesboro with her husband and two children and is currently pursuing a master's degree in communications at Arkansas State University.

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  • Christopher "Kit" Lukas

    Kit Lukas is an author and Emmy-winning television producer. For over 50 years, Lukas has produced, directed, and written films and video programs for public television and other non-profit organizations. In the 60’s and 70’s, he was at WNET in New York, first as a Producer, then as Director of Programming. He served as a Producer/Director and Executive Producer at KQED in San Francisco, and then spent ten years as senior producer with AHP, Inc., the documentary company in New York.

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  • Natasha Lunn

    Natasha Lunn is the Director of Photography at MORE Magazine. Previously, Lunn was the contributing Photo Editor at T: Style The New York Times Magazine, the Deputy photo editor for The New Yorker and the New York bureau photo editor of US News & World Report. She started her career at Magnum Photos, NY as an editorial agent and has been recognized with many prestigious awards including the Pulitzer Prize winning book “The Looming Tower, Al-Qaeda and The Road to 9/11” by Lawrence Wright and is currently on the board of SPD (Society of Publication Designers).

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  • Alex Lupis

    Alex Lupis attended the RUJ conference and was a panelist during the “Journalists in Danger” discussion. Lupis is a former researcher at the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists and is currently working for the RUJ in Moscow on a fellowship funded by Alfa Bank.

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  • Linda Lutton

    Linda Lutton covers education and youth for WBEZ Chicago. She’s received honors for both print and radio reporting, among them the Studs Terkel Award for reporting from Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods. Lutton received a 2009 Third Coast award and a 2010 Casey Medal for her work on a series about Chicago’s dropout crisis.

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  • Santiago Lyon

    The Associated Press
    vice President and Director of Photography

    Santiago Lyon, USA, is vice president and director of photography of The Associated Press, responsible for the AP’s global photo report and the hundreds of photographers and photo editors worldwide who produce it. He has 26 years of experience in news-service photography and has won multiple photojournalism awards for his coverage of conflicts around the globe, including prizes in both the 1998 and 1999 World Press Photo contests. He joined the AP in 1991, after working for United Press International and Reuters.

  • Alison MacAdam


    Alison MacAdam is an editor for narrative podcasts. Her most recent work includes editing for NPR, Vox Media, National Geographic, and Latino USA. Previously, she spent 15 years at NPR; first, as a producer for All Things Considered, as the program’s Senior Editor, and finally, as Senior Editorial Specialist for the NPR Training team. Alison is honored to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Michigan Radio and the Believed team.

  • Alison MacAdam


    Alison MacAdam is an editor for narrative podcasts. Recent work includes Dart Award winner Believed544 DaysLand of the Giants and The Heist. Previously, she spent 15 years at NPR, working as a producer and, later, Senior Editor for All Things Considered and as NPR's audio storytelling trainer. 

  • Sammy Mack

    Sammy Mack is a freelance writer and assistant producer at WLRN's "Under the Sun." 

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  • Jim MacMillan

    Independent journalist, educator and consultant

    Jim MacMillan is the program manager for the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University. From 2012 through 2014, he managed the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, a small nonprofit news organization focused on solutions to gun violence in Philadelphia.

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  • Beth Macy

    Beth Macy is the author of the Lukas Prize-winning Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town, published in July 2014 by Little, Brown and Company. For 25 years, she was the families beat reporter at The Roanoke Times in Virginia. Her reporting on immigrant families has won several national honors, including a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, a Columbia University race reporting prize and inclusion in “The Best Newspaper Writing: 2007-2008.”

    A 2010 Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, Macy produced a multimedia series called "Age of Uncertainty,” about the challenges facing seniors and caregivers in her region in 2008. The series won Documentary Project of the Year from Pictures of the Year International, as well as the Associated Press Managing Editors' Award for online convergence, a Casey Medal and the Virginia Press Association's top prize for public-service reporting. Macy has taught literary journalism at Hollins University and written articles and essays, most recently for O, The Oprah Magazine; Parade magazine; The Chronicle of Higher Education and American Journalism Review. Her November 2010 story about cholera in Haiti won the 2011 Associated Press Managing Editors award for international reporting.

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  • Samy Magdy

    Associated Press

    Samy Magdy is a Cairo-based correspondent for The Associated Press who has reported on uprisings and conflics in Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Sudan. He has written stories about migrations in Libya; crackdown and sexual harassment and a MeToo wave that has rocked Egypt in the past couple of years.

  • Dale Maharidge

    Dale Maharidge has been teaching at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University since 2001. Before that he was a visiting professor at Stanford University for ten years and spent fifteen years as a newspaperman. Several of his books are illustrated with the work of photographer Michael S. Williamson. The first book, Journey to Nowhere: The Saga of the New Underclass (1985), later inspired Bruce Springsteen to write two songs; it was reissued in 1996 with an introduction by Springsteen. His second book, And Their Children After Them, won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1990. 

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  • Robert Mahoney

    Robert Mahoney is the deputy director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. He worked as a journalist in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East before joining CPJ in August 2005 as senior editor. He reported on politics and economics for Reuters news agency from Brussels and Paris in the late 1970s, and from Southeast Asia in the early 1980s. He covered south Asia from Delhi for three years from 1985, reporting on the aftermath of Indira Gandhi's assassination, the civil war in Sri Lanka, and the fallout from the Soviet presence in Afghanistan. In 1988, Mahoney became Reuters bureau chief for West and Central Africa based in Ivory Coast, spending considerable time in Liberia covering the civil war. He served as Reuters Jerusalem bureau chief from 1990 to 1997, directing print and later television coverage of the Palestinian intifada, the Iraqi missile attacks on Israel, the Oslo peace process, and the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He worked as chief correspondent in Germany from 1997 to 1999 before moving to London to become news editor in charge of politics and general news for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. In 2004, he taught journalism for the Reuters Foundation in the Middle East, and worked as a consultant for Human Rights Watch. He became CPJ deputy director in January 2007.
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  • Frank Main

    Frank Main has been covering crime in Chicago since 1999, reporting on everything from the evolution of street gangs to the “no-snitch code” that keeps witnesses from cooperating with detectives.

  • Nour Malas

    Ochberg Fellow

    Nour Malas is a staff correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, where she has worked for the past ten years. She covers the U.S. West Coast with a focus on economic development issues. From 2009-2017, Malas was a Middle East correspondent, covering regional gyrations from Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, and the Gulf states. 

    Her reporting has focused on the people and communities caught in conflict and violence, from Syrian and Iraqi refugees to victims of mass shootings in Texas and wildfires in California. She is Syrian-American, and has written a reflection of her experiences covering war in her homeland in the forthcoming book, Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World,  edited by Zahra Hankir.

  • Alison Malmon

    Alison Malmon is the founder and executive director of Active Minds, Inc., the leading national organization that uses students as the driving force to change the perception about mental health on college campuses.

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  • David Mann

    Dave Mann joined Texas Monthly as a senior editor in November 2014. Prior to that, he spent nearly 12 years as a writer and editor at The Texas Observer, including serving as editor in chief from 2011 to 2014. During Dave’s tenure as editor, the Observer was twice a finalist for a National Magazine Award for reporting and won the 2014 National Magazine Award for multimedia.

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  • Steven Marans

    Dr. Marans, a child and adult psychoanalyst, is the Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry at the Child Study Center and Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine.

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  • Will T. Mari

    Will T. Mari is a doctoral student in the department of communication at the University of Washington.

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  • Michel Marizco

    KJZZ Fronteras Desk
    Senior Editor

    Michel Marizco is an award-winning investigative reporter and Senior Editor at KJZZ's Fronteras Desk, a public radio news network that reports on immigration, the U.S.-Mexico border and Mexico. His reporting from the border has revealed government wrong-doings and led to lengthy prison sentences for predators targeting vulnerable populations in Southern Arizona.

    In 2016, he received The Associated Press Television-Radio Association’s award for investigative reporting. Previously, his work earned recognition with a National Headliners Award and a Maria Moors Cabot Prize.

    In 2010, he helped launch the KJZZ local journalism center, The Fronteras: Changing America Desk and opened the station’s Tucson bureau. He returned in 2016 as the Fronteras Desk’s Senior Editor to lead a team of highly-skilled reporters. His work now focuses on transnational trafficking syndicates, immigration, federal law enforcement and those weird, wild stories that make the U.S.-Mexico border such an inherently fascinating region

  • Diana Markosian

    Diana Markosian is an Armenian-American artist whose work explores the relationship between memory and place. Born in the former Soviet Union, her family immigrated to the United States when she was a child, leaving her father behind. In 2010, she received her master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Her images can be found in publications like National Geographic Magazine, The New Yorker and The New York Times. In 2016, she became a Magnum nominee.
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  • Jennifer Martin

    Jennifer Martin is a journalist with more than 25 years of media experience. She currently lectures at Deakin University, teaching a new generation of writers the value of verified facts and clear writing. She is the past winner of the United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Prize for a radio documentary on East Timor and has recently completed her PhD with the University of Melbourne.

  • Tommy Martino


    Tommy Martino started taking pictures when he was a sophomore in high school. After spending a semester in the darkroom, he figured why not continue taking pictures and enrolled in every class he could that had photography involved. Martino graduated in 2014 from the University of Montana School of Journalism -- from there his love of telling stories with a camera grew.

  • Sharon Mascall-Dare

    Dr. Sharon Mascall-Dare is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Canberra in Australia. She is an award-winning journalist, specialising in the ethical reporting of veterans’ affairs and the commemoration of Anzac Day.

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  • Ann S. Masten

    University of Minnesota
    Regents Professor, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, Distinguished McKnight University Professor

    Ann Masten is a Regents Professor and the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development in the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. She completed her doctoral training at the University of Minnesota in clinical psychology and an internship at UCLA. In 1986, she joined the faculty in the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, serving as chair of the department from 1999 to 2005.

    Masten’s research focuses on understanding processes that promote competence and prevent problems in human development, with a focus on adaptive processes and pathways, developmental tasks and cascades, and resilience in the context of high cumulative risk, adversity, and trauma. She directs the Project Competence Research on Risk and Resilience, including studies of normative populations and high-risk young people exposed to war, natural disasters, poverty, homelessness, and migration. The ultimate objective of her research is to inform sciences, practices, and policies that aim to promote positive development and a better future for children and families whose lives are threatened by adversity.

    Masten recently co-chaired the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally for the U.S. National Academies. She has served as President of the Society for Research in Child Development and President of Division 7 (Developmental) of the American Psychological Association (APA). She is a 2014 recipient of the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contributions to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society from the APA. Author of more than 200 publications, Masten has presented to diverse audiences on the themes of risk and resilience in human development. She regularly teaches a MOOC through on “Resilience in Children Exposed to Trauma, Disaster and War: Global Perspectives.” She is the author of the 2014 book, “Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Children”, published by Guilford Press.

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  • Kica Matos

    Kica Matos is Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice at the Center for Community Change in Washington DC. Prior to joining CCC, she was Programme Executive and Head of the U.S. Reconciliation & Human Rights Programme at The Atlantic Philanthropies. Matos has extensive experience as an advocate, community organizer and lawyer in the civil and human rights fields. Formerly she was Deputy Mayor and Administrator of Community Services for the City of New Haven Connecticut, where she oversaw all of the city's community programs and services and launched a number of programs and initiatives that included prisoner re-entry, youth and immigration integration.

    Matos was previously the Executive Director of JUNTA for Progressive Action, New Haven's oldest Latino community-based organization, located in a low-income neighborhood with a large immigrant community. She also has extensive experience in criminal justice in the United States and has worked as a federal defender for death sentenced inmates and with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Amnesty International on death penalty and criminal justice issues.

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  • Jimi Matthews

    A veteran South African journalist, Jimi Matthews is currently Head of TV News and Current Affairs at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, The biggest news organization in Africa.

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  • Michael Matza

    Michael Matza is an immigration writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has reported extensively about refugee resettlement, deportation, visa fraud, humanitarian parole, new citizenship, and America’s changing demography. A former Middle East bureau chief, he returned to the U.S. in 2006 after six years in Jerusalem. Traveling across the region, he wrote about the Iraq War, Israel’s military withdrawals from Lebanon and Gaza, the intifada and diplomatic efforts to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since joining the Inquirer in 1987, he has worked in the Metro, Features, National and Foreign news departments. As the paper’s New England bureau chief for three years, he covered the Oklahoma City bombing, the crash of TWA Flight 800, among other breaking stories. Working for two years on projects about the Philadelphia Police Department, he co-authored two series about police manipulation of crime statistics, and pervasive problems with the city's Rape Squad. Both were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

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  • Michael May


    Michael May is the senior producer of the NPR Story Lab. In this role, he works with newsroom staff to pitch and produce innovative projects, including podcasts, videos, web stories, and new series for broadcast.

  • Kelly McBride

    Kelly McBride is a writer, teacher and one of the country’s leading voices when it comes to media ethics. She has been on the faculty of The Poynter Institute since 2002 and is now its vice president. Before joining Poynter, she was a daily newspaper reporter in the Northwest for 15 years. Kelly served as ESPN’s ombudsman in 2012 and 2013. She has been a featured speaker at SXSW, the Online News Association annual conference and the Aspen Festival of Ideas. Her side hustle is the Everyday Ethics podcast.

  • Sheila McCann

    Sheila McCann is the managing editor for The Salt Lake Tribune, and a veteran journalist who has reported and edited at newspapers in Washington state and Idaho in addition to Utah. She has guided projects that have won regional and national awards, including a 2015 finalist for the Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma. Last year, she oversaw the team of Tribune journalists investigating sexual assault issues at campuses across Utah. The 2017 Dart Award recognizes the team's reporting on Brigham Young University. The team's broader work has been selected by the American Society of Newspaper Editors for the 2017 Frank A. Blethen Award for Local Accountability Reporting

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  • Larry McCormack

    Larry McCormack, a photojournalist with the Tennesseean in Nashville, got his start in small town newspapers. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University in 1980 with a degree in Mass Communications he worked for the Daily News Journal in Murfeeesboro until July 1981. He then moved to the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle until 1983 when he accepeted a position with the Nashville Banner, where he stayed until it closed in 1998. He has been with the Tennessean since 1998 and continues to photograph business, news, sports, fashion, food, and everthing that is required in this challenging field. Though he started photographing in black & white he has advanced through color and for the past 11 years has been producing all his images with a digital camera and processing with a computer.

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  • Dana Charles McCoy

    Dana Charles McCoy, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her work focuses on understanding the ways that poverty-related risk factors in children's home, school, and neighborhood environments affect the development of their cognitive and socioemotional skills in early childhood. She is also interested in the development, refinement, and evaluation of early intervention programs designed to promote positive development and resilience in young children, particularly in terms of their self-regulation and executive function.

    McCoy's research is centered in both domestic and international contexts, including Brazil, Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia. She has a particular interest in interdisciplinary theory, causal methodology, and ecologically valid measurement. Before joining the Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty, McCoy served as an NICHD National Research Service Award post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Center on the Developing Child.

  • Russell McCrory

    Russell McCrory is a designer at The Honolulu Advertiser where he has worked since 2004.  Previously, he worked for the Orlando Sentinel as a page designer. His background includes features design, graphics design and copy editing at Texas newspapers including The Victoria Advocate, Valley Morning Star and The Monitor.

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  • Marianne McCune

    Marianne McCune is a senior reporter for New York Public Radio. She was with WNYC when the World Trade Center was attacked in 2001 and spent years reporting on the aftermath. She thinks of the New York Metropolitan Area as the center of the world because that's how she covers it: more than a third of New York residents were born in another country and Marianne has spent much of the past decade reporting on the resulting cultural, economic, and political links between New York/New Jersey and almost everywhere else on earth.


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  • Andrea K. McDaniels

    Andrea K. McDaniels is an award-winning health and medicine reporter at The Baltimore Sun, where she writes about the latest fitness trends, public health issues and medical advances. She has also covered minority and small business, manufacturing, retail and marketing since coming to the newspaper in 2001. Prior to that she worked as a reporter at The Charlotte Observer. She is a native of Virginia and attended the University of Maryland.

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  • Kelly McEvers

    Show Host
    Kelly McEvers is a two-time Peabody Award-winning journalist and former host of NPR's flagship newsmagazine, All Things Considered. She spent much of her career as an international correspondent, reporting from Asia, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East. She is the creator and host of the acclaimed Embedded podcast, a documentary show that goes to hard places to make sense of the news. She began her career as a newspaper reporter in Chicago.
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  • Marcy McGinnis

    Marcy McGinnis is the senior vice president for newsgathering at Al Jazeera America (AJAM). Prior to joining AJAM, Marcy was the Associate Dean of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism where she helped create the first journalism school in the SUNY system. She created the broadcast journalism program, oversaw curriculum development, faculty recruitment, fundraising, strategic planning, student recruitment and retention as well as career preparation and job placement initiatives. Marcy previously worked at CBS News that spanned over three decades. She managed CBS News’ worldwide newsgathering operation, hard news broadcasts, special events coverage and breaking news as well as the operation and staffing of all domestic and overseas bureaus. She was at the helm during coverage of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina and was one of the chief architects of CBS News' award winning coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Marcy earned her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York (SUNY). She holds honorary doctorates from Marymount University, Arlington, VA and from Hofstra University’s School of Communication, Hempstead, NY. She serves as a board member of the International Center for Journalists and Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication and is on the Advisory Boards of the International Women in Media Foundation and Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism.

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  • Jim McGovern

    Massachusetts’ 2nd District
    Democratic Congressman

    Jim McGovern, the Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts’ 2nd District, has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace. Currently serving his ninth term in Congress, McGovern serves as the second ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, which sets the terms for debate and amendments on most legislation; and a member of the House Agriculture Committee.

  • Susan McKay

    Susan McKay is an Irish journalist and author whose books include "Bear In Mind These Dead" (Faber 2008) and Northern Protestants - An Unsettled People (Blackstaff, 2000). Her work has won several awards and has been widely anthologised. She is a former Northern editor of the Sunday Tribune and has written for many other publications in the UK and Ireland.

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  • Debra McKinney

    Debra McKinney, a graduate of the University of Montana School of Journalism, has been writing features for the Anchorage Daily News since 1984. She's won numerous state and regional awards, including the C.B. Blethen award for feature writing, and was a member of the team winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for ADN's "People in Peril" series on alcoholism, suicide and despair among Alaska Natives.

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  • Shaun McKinnon

    Shaun McKinnon is a senior reporter who covers water, climate and environmental issues for The Arizona Republic. Since joining the Republic in 1999, his projects have included tracing the Colorado River, examining the declining state of Arizona’s rivers and exposing the broken pieces of water-management law.

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  • Kate McLaughlin

    University of Washington
    Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Stress and Development Lab

    Katie McLaughlin is a clinical psychologist with interests in the effects of the social environment on brain and behavioral development in children and adolescents. She has a joint Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Yale University and is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington. Her research examines how environmental experience shapes emotional, cognitive, and neurobiological development throughout childhood and adolescence. Specifically, McLaughlin investigates how adverse environments alter developmental processes in ways that increase risk for psychopathology. Her research uncovers specific developmental processes that are disrupted by adverse environmental experiences early in life and determines how those disruptions increase risk for mental health problems in children and adolescents.

    McLaughlin has identified multiple neurodevelopmental mechanisms linking experiences of abuse, neglect, and poverty to the onset of youth mental disorders, including heightened amygdala reactivity, altered functional connectivity of the prefrontal cortex with the amgydala and hippocampus, and accelerated cortical thinning. Understanding these mechanisms is critical for the development of interventions to prevent the onset of psychopathology in children who experience adversity. Her overarching goal is to contribute to greater understanding of the role of environmental experience in shaping children’s development, so as to inform the creation of interventions, practices, and policies to promote adaptive development in society’s most vulnerable members.

    McLaughlin has published more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles on these topics. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Jacobs Foundation, among others. She has received early career awards from the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the Jacobs Foundation as well as the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association.

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  • Cait McMahon

    Dart Centre Asia Pacific
    Founding Director

    Cait McMahon OAM, PhD is a registered psychologist and the founding managing director of Dart Centre Asia Pacific, serving on the Board from its inception in 2003 until her retirement in March, 2023. Dart Asia Pacific has its headquarters in Melbourne, Australia and holds trainings and other programs throughout the Asia Pacific region. McMahon has been interested in the nexus of journalism and trauma since working as staff counsellor at The Age newspaper in Melbourne in the mid 1980’s and 90’s. This interest pushed her to pursue postgraduate research on trauma exposed journalists in 1993 with subsequent publications. Her PhD focused on Australian trauma reporting journalists, post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic growth. Cait has received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), one of Australia’s highest civil accolades, for her work with journalists and trauma.

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  • Amy McQuire

    Ochberg Fellow

    Amy McQuire is a Darumbal and South Sea Islander journalist who has worked in Indigenous media in Australia for eight years. She has been the editor of two national Indigenous newspapers - the National Indigenous Times and Tracker Magazine, and a political correspondent for National Indigenous Television. McQuire is currently a journalist at the independent political website New Matilda and on the board of the peak body for Indigenous media the Australian Indigenous Communications Association (AICA). Her passion is Aboriginal affairs and human rights.

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  • Sarah McVeigh

    Supervising Producer

    Sarah McVeigh is a journalist and producer from Australia, where she worked at the national youth broadcaster triple j & the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, before joining Gimlet in 2018. Sarah co-created Resistance with Saidu.

  • Lindsey Megrue


    Lindsey Megrue is a creative producer and director with over a dozen years of experience creating documentary films for theatrical release and television broadcast. Most recently, she produced THIS IS HOME, a feature-length film about Syrian refugees resettling in Baltimore, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary. She has worked on many critically acclaimed programs for PBS, including eight episodes of the award-winning series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. She was a Field Producer for the three-part, six-hour, Emmy-nominated CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES. She co-produced KOCH, a feature-length documentary about former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, which opened theatrically in 2013 and broadcast on PBS’s POV. In addition to her work in film and television, Lindsey also creates web content for prominent news organizations, including The New York Times, Retro Report and The Marshall Project. Lindsey has also directed for the highly rated PBS series FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America, a 2017 Impact Partners Producing Fellow and a graduate of Smith College.

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  • Susan Meiselas

    Susan Meiselas is a documentary photographer and member of Magnum Photos since 1976. She is the author of Carnival Strippers, Nicaragua: June 1978-July 1979, Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History, Pandora’s Box and Encounters with the Dani. She has co-edited two collections: El Salvador: Work of 30 Photographers and Chile from Within. Meiselas has also co-directed three films: Living at Risk and Pictures from a Revolution with Richard P.

  • Soleïman Mellali

    Radio Canada International
    Soleïman Mellali is the editor-in-chief of Radio Canada International (RCI), the international service of Canada's public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada. In 2012, he oversaw RCI's transformation from a shortwave radio service, delivered in five languages, to a web-based news site. 
    He's worked at Radio-Canada since 2000, first as a web-journalist, then as editor-in-chief of He began his career as a broadcast journalist and news anchor in Algeria.
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  • Jill Messing

    Jill Messing, MSW, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. She earned her M.S.W. and Ph.D in Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in interdisciplinary violence research at Johns Hopkins University, where she studied under the mentorship of Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell.

    Her interest areas are intimate partner violence, risk assessment, domestic homicide/femicide, criminal justice-social service collaborations, and evidence based practice. She has published 27 articles and book chapters, and her work appears in top tier social work and interdisciplinary journals.  

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  • Paul Meyer

    Paul Meyer has worked as a government and general assignments reporter since 2003 for The Dallas Morning News.  His stories have included an investigation into failures to protect human trafficking victims, coverage of the plight of Palestinian asylum seekers and reporting from New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  Meyer earned his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2000, and prior to entering journalism, he lived and worked in Russia, Mongolia, China and Nepal.

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  • Dunja Mijatović

    Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović, of Bosnia and Herzegovina, took over the post in March 2010. Mijatović was a founder of the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2007 she was elected Chair of the European Platform of Regulatory Agencies. She also chaired the Council of Europe’s Group of Specialists on freedom of expression and information in times of crisis. Mijatović is an expert in human rights; communications and media strategy and regulatory and media policy. She has extensive knowledge of institution-building in transitional states and many years of experience in issues related to journalists’ safety and new media, including digitalization, convergence and the Internet.

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  • Lisa Millar


    Lisa Millar is a senior journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, working in both radio and television as a journalist and presenter. She won a Walkley Award for investigative reporting in 2005, and in 2007 was named an Ochberg Fellow.

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  • Lia Miller

    Lia Miller is a research editor at the New York Times Sunday Magazine. She has also written for the Metropolitan, Business, and Magazine sections.

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  • Matthew Miller

    Matthew Miller, Sc.D, M.P.H., M.D., a physician with training in internal medicine, medical oncology, medical ethics, injury prevention, epidemiology and health policy, has been the Co-Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center since 2013. He is also a Professor of Health Sciences and Epidemiology at Northeastern University.

    Miller has conducted extensive empirical research in injury and violence prevention and is the author of more than 50 articles and book chapters on fatal and non-fatal violent injuries, with a special focus on suicide and homicide. Recent projects include analysis of the risk of suicide among veterans, the association between rates of household firearm ownership and rates of violent death and he connection between recent changes in rates of homicide and suicide among African American youth.

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  • Naseem S. Miller

    Naseem S. Miller is the Senior Health Editor at The Journalist's Resource. She covered the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting for the Orlando Sentinel and helped start the Journalists Covering Trauma Facebook group to provide professional and emotional support to reporters who cover tragic events.

  • Joanna Milter

    Joanna Milter joined The New York Times Magazine as a freelance photo editor in 2004, became an associate photo editor in 2005, and has been deputy photo editor since 2011. She produces photography for covers, special issues, photo essays and features in all sections of The Magazine, as well as video and multimedia pieces for the Magazine online. The New York Times Magazine has been recognized by numerous photography awards and annuals, including American Photography, American Society of Magazine Editors, Society of Publication Designers, World Press Photo, Photo District News, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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  • Torri Minton

    Award-winning journalist Torri Minton had a 16-year career at the San Francisco Chronicle and was a college journalism instructor before her death from cancer in August 2004. While at the Chronicle, Minton specialized in light, amusing features, but also reported major news stories, including the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and Polly Klass’s kidnapping and murder in 1993. She received a National Mental Health Association Gold Award for her reporting on earthquake survivors, and was honored by the Leukemia Society of America for a series on a 5-year-old girl with leukemia. Minton received the 1994 Dart Award Honorable mention for her personal reporting of her sister’s stabbing. Minton left the Chronicle in 2002 to teach journalism classes at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and Laney College. She was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in April 2004 and died on Aug. 4, 2004.

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  • Sacha Mirzoeff

    Sacha Mirzoeff is an award-winning filmmaker, currently working as an Executive Producer at BBC Bristol overseeing the documentary output. He specialises in social issue documentaries shot over long periods of time. Mirzoeffs's credits include Protecting our Children, Charles Darwin and The Tree of Life, My Foetus, Witch Child and Shooting Under Fire, and his awards include the Deutsche Fersehpreis and the Grierson award, in addition to multiple BAFTA nominations.

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  • Luke Mitchell

    Luke Mitchell is a writer and professor in Brooklyn. He was a senior editor of Harper's Magazine and the deputy editor of Popular Science, and the stories he edited at those publications have received many honors, including the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism and the National Magazine Award for reporting. He currently is a story editor at The New York Times Magazine and has written for, among other publications, The London Review of BooksThe New York Times, and The Washington Post.

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  • Fred Mogul

    Fred Mogul was on the Dart Award-winning team behind WNYC's "Living 9/11"

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  • Ben Montgomery

    Ben Montgomery is an enterprise reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and founder of the narrative journalism website He grew up in Oklahoma and studied journalism at Arkansas Tech University, where he played defensive back for the football team, the Wonder Boys. He worked for the Courier in Russellville, Ark., the Standard-Times in San Angelo, Texas, the Times Herald-Record in New York's Hudson River Valley and the Tampa Tribune before joining the Times in 2006.

    In 2010, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting and won the Dart Award and Casey Medal for a series called "For Their Own Good," about abuse at Florida's oldest reform school.  

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  • John Montorio

    John Montorio is a veteran journalist and media executive with more than 35 years of experience reporting, writing, editing and managing news staffs. He is currently Executive Features Editor of The Huffington Post, where he oversees coverage of business and tech, Standards, the Newsdesk as well as special features for the site.

    Montorio served as a managing editor of the Los Angeles Times and an associate managing editor of The New York Times. At both papers he was responsible for features and style coverage.

    During his seven years at the Los Angeles Times, Montorio helped to overhaul the Calendar sections, the Book Review, the Sunday Magazine, Travel, Food, Home, and Health, and launched Outdoors, and Image, a fashion and style section. 

    Before joining the LA Times in 2001, he spent 15 years at The New York Times, where he relaunched many of the paper's signature feature sections, including House & Home, Dining In/Dining Out and Sunday Styles, and launched The City section for metro and The Living Arts in the National Editions. He also served as editor of the Style Department and editor of the Weekend section.

    Prior to that, he was the executive editor of Newsday’s Sunday magazine and the editor of The Washington Star’s Sunday magazine.

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  • Alba Mora Roca

    Alba Mora Roca is a digital storyteller with a strong passion for creative innovation. Currently she’s building the new video operation in Latin America. Alba was an interactive producer for The Associated Press from 2012 to 2015. Born in Girona, Spain, she has worked as a videographer and director of independent documentaries for Spanish television.

  • Scott Morgan


    Scott Morgan is a composer and multi-media artist based in Vancouver, Canada. Morgan is mostly known for his electronic music project loscil, with which he has released over 10 full length recordings and toured internationally including at festivals such as Mutek, Decibel, Big Ears and Le Guess Who. The music of loscil has been used in feature films such as The Corporation, Bling Ring and Divergent; in TV series including AMC’s The Terror and Netflix’s Suburra; and in video games such as Osmos and Hundreds.  Loscil has also provided music for numerous contemporary dance productions including works by choreographers Damien Jalet and Vanessa Goodman.  Musically, loscil has collaborated/performed with other musicians such as Rachel Grimes, Dan Bejar and Ryuichi Sakamoto.  Alongside working under the loscil moniker, Morgan has composed music for a variety of film and TV productions including Vice’s Abandoned and Post-Radical series, CNN Films’ Enlighten Us and the NFB short Debris.

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  • Meg Moritz

    Meg Moritz is a professor and UNESCO Chair at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication of the University of Colorado, Boulder. 

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  • Ruth Morris

    Ruth Morris is associate producer and web editor for WLRN's "Under the Sun." 

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  • Joe Mozingo

    Los Angeles Times
    Projects Reporter

    Joe Mozingo is a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He won a Robert F. Kennedy Award for covering the earthquake in Haiti and the ASNE Punch Sulzberger Award for Online Storytelling for his in-depth look at a federal investigation into relic poaching in rural Utah that led to three suicides. Mozingo helped lead The Times’ coverage of the Isla Vista killings in 2014 and a Miami Herald investigation into the space shuttle Columbia crash in 2003; both were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. His book, “The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, a Search for Family” was a 2012 “Discover Great New Writers” pick by Barnes and Noble.

  • Jodie Munro O’Brien

    Jodie Munro O'Brien graduated from Central Queensland University and worked for a Rural Press weekly newspaper as a general reporter for a year before travelling to the United States in late 1998.

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  • Katie Murphy

    Katie Murphy is a senior technical advisor for Early Childhood Development at the International Rescue Committee. Murphy has more than 15 years of experience working in the field of early childhood development, education, and sustainable development. She began her career as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador, where she lived in a rural community for two years, teaching in a rural school and developing health education and income generation projects. Murphy first worked with the IRC in 2005 as the Education Manager in Chad, supporting Darfurian refugees in building and improving educational and recreational programs for children and youth.

    After returning to the U.S., she began working at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, where she became the Deputy Director of the Global Master’s in Development Practice Secretariat. Currently a Ph.D. candidate in applied psychology and human development at the University of Pennsylvania, Murphy has conducted research in early childhood development in Central America, Colombia, India, Kenya, Mexico, and Thailand. She has a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University, an M.P.H. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.Ed. in international education policy from Harvard University.

  • Patrick Murphy

    Former U.S. Congressman

    Patrick J. Murphy is an attorney in Philadelphia. A former U.S. Congressman and decorated U.S. Army veteran, he has a long history of service to both public and private sector groups in the Philadelphia region, in Washington and nationally. He has extensive experience defending and prosecuting clients in litigation matters in civil, criminal and military courts.

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  • Anupama Narayanswamy

    Anupama Narayanswamy received a master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and was an intern with the Center for Public Integrity in Washington D.C.

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  • Irene Nasser

    Ochberg Fellow

    Irene Nasser is a Peabody-Award winning freelance producer and journalist based in Jerusalem. She is an expert on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and works across the Middle East as a news field producer and documentary filmmaker. For the past decade, she has covered the Middle East and regional issues for Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera America, CNN, Vice on HBO, Channel 4 UK, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine and many others.

    Raised in both the Middle East and the United States, Nasser is keenly aware of the experiences of people from different backgrounds and searches for stories that help tell the bigger picture of a complex reality. Over the past few years she has covered the rise in Palestinian-Israeli tensions and the 2014 Gaza war. She has also reported on the war in Syria from the Syrian borders of Jordan and Turkey, as well as the refugee crisis across Europe and the Balkans.

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  • Khaled Nasser

    Khaled Nasser, PhD, is a family communication consultant who specializes in parenting, couple therapy and trauma management. Nasser practices at his private clinic in Beirut, where he also administers neurofeedback training. He also provides remote therapy sessions to refugee communities and journalists covering war and trauma, both in the Middle East and Europe. 

    Nasser is a lecturer in communication at the Lebanese American University and the American University of Beirut. His research currently focuses on war trauma as reflected in the family drawings of Syrian refugees and on mapping the trauma impact among Arab journalists covering tensions in the Middle East.

  • Leila Navidi


    Leila Navidi discovered her passion for photography in high school after her father gifted her with his well-worn 1970s-circa Canon A-1 camera. She began dressing up her friends and photographing them with black and white film in the barns and hay fields that dotted the surrounding rural areas outside her hometown in suburban Maryland. Navidi studied fine art photography, photojournalism and creative writing at Rochester Institute of Technology. She began her career in newspapers with an internship at the Catholic Courier, a publication of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, New York. She then went on to photojournalism internships at The Olympian in Olympia, Wash., The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., and the Portland Tribune in Portland, Ore. before landing her first full-time job in Las Vegas as a photo editor at the weekly community newspaper The News. After moving to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to work at the daily newspaper The Gazette, she returned to Las Vegas in May 2007 to work for the Las Vegas Sun.

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  • Syed Nazakat

    Syed Nazakat is a senior journalist from Indian Kashmir based in New Delhi, India.  He has reported extensively from one of the most conflict ridden and heavily militarized zones in the Indian subcontinent – the Line of Control that marks the border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir. He is a fellow of the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism, Manila.

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  • Rick Nease

    Rick Nease is an award-winning art director and illustrator for the Detroit Free Press.

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  • Susan Neiman

    Susan Neiman is a moral philosopher with an interest in exploring the persistence of Enlightenment thought and reinterpreting past thinkers for contemporary contexts. She is Director of the Einstein Forum, having previously taught at Yale University and Tel Aviv University. The Wall Street Journal called her 2008 Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists “an argument for re-engaging with the moral vocabulary of the country.” Her 2002 work, Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy, explains philosophy’s quest, touching on Kant, among others, as one perpetually in search of a perfect understanding of evil. Born in Atlanta, Neiman received her doctorate degree from Harvard University.

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  • Charles Nelson

    Charles Nelson, PhD, is Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; Professor of Education at Harvard University; and a Professor in the Department of Society, Human Development and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. At Boston Children’s Hospital, Nelson is the Director of Research in the Division of Developmental Medicine, Director of the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience and is the Richard David Scott Professor of Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research.

    His research interests are broadly concerned with developmental cognitive neuroscience, an interdisciplinary field concerned with the intersection of brain and cognitive development. His specific interests are concerned with the effects of early experience on brain and behavioral development, particularly the effects of early biological insults and early psychosocial adversity. Nelson studies both typically developing children and children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders (particularly autism), and he employs behavioral, electrophysiological (ERP), and metabolic (fNIRS and MRI) tools in his research. Over and above his domestic research program, Nelson also works in a variety of low resource countries.

    His work includes research towards understanding the intersection of brain and behavioral (particularly cognitive) development, with a particular interest in the effects of early experience on brain development. In this context Nelson and colleagues have spent more than a decade studying the development of orphans who have suffered extreme neglect. He is co-author of the book Romania's Abandoned Children: Deprivation, Brain Development, and the Struggle for Recovery. More recently, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Nelson is studying the effects of severe early biological and psychosocial adversity in infants and young children growing up in the Dhaka, Bangladesh. Finally, for the last decade Nelson has focused his work in Boston on infants and children at risk for developing autism, with a particular interest in developing brain-based tools that lend themselves to early identification of autism.

  • Summer Nelson

    Summer Nelson is a graduate student and research associate at the University of Tulsa.

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  • Michelle J. Neuman

    Results for Development (R4D)
    Program Director

    Michelle Neuman is Program Director for Early Childhood Development at Results for Development (R4D), a global non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. She has faculty affiliations with the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Victoria. Throughout her career, she has taken a comparative approach to study policies and programs for young children around the world. Her recent research at R4D focuses on strategies to strengthen and support the early childhood workforce globally and on financing early childhood programs in low- and middle-income countries.

    In her previous role as Senior Education Specialist at the World Bank, she led analytical work and provided technical guidance to government officials to inform the design and implementation of early childhood systems, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining the World Bank, Neuman was responsible for an international portfolio of early childhood policy, research, and program activities at the Open Society Foundation. She previously served as Special Advisor to the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Team at UNESCO for the report, Strong Foundations: Early Childhood Care and Education (2007). Earlier in her career, she directed the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s first review of early childhood education and care policy in 12 countries and co-authored (with John Bennett) the report, Starting Strong: Early Childhood Education and Care (2001). She frequently works with policymakers in the design and implementation of her research projects.

    She holds an A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Politics and Education from Columbia University.

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  • Jehad Nga

    Jehad Nga is a freelance photographer with a client list that incudes Human Rights Watch, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, TIME and Vanity Fair, among others.

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  • Peter Nickeas

    Ochberg Fellow

    Peter Nickeas is a reporter at the Chicago Tribune where he covers violence and breaking news. He has focused on creating an understanding of violence and those most affected by it. His recent stories have looked at the lives and work of police, two former rivals from a decades-long conflict working to improve the lives of young gang members, the use of rifles and how it's affected a neighborhood, and 7th- and 8th-graders grieving the shooting death of a classmate.

    He started the Tribune's shootings database while working the overnight shift in 2011 and expanded the scope of overnight reporting responsibilities. He worked as a general assignment and municipal government reporter at the Times of Northwest Indiana and a city government reporter in Casper, Wyoming after graduating from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2009. 

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  • Robert Nickelsberg

    Robert Nickelsberg, a TIME magazine contract photographer for 25 years, was based in New Delhi from 1988 to 2000. During that time, he documented conflicts in Kashmir, Iraq, Sri Lanka, India and Afghanistan. He was one of the few photographers who had first hand exposure to the early days of the rise of fundamentalist groups in the Afghanistan-Pakistan tribal areas and al-Qaeda, and his work provides a unique up close view of the Soviet withdrawal, the rise of the Taliban and the invasion by the U.S.

    Nickelsberg moved to New York in 2000 and continues to travel overseas - reporting on the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 - and focus on chronicling the devastating psychological effects of war in Kashmir.

    In 2008, he was awarded grants from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, and from the South Asia Journalists Association to document and report on post-traumatic stress disorder in Kashmir after 20 years of insurgency.

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  • Kimberly Noble

    Teachers College - Columbia University
    Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education

    Kimberly Noble is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education at Teachers College at Columbia University. She received her undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. As a neuroscientist and board-certified pediatrician, she studies how socioeconomic inequality relates to in children's cognitive and brain development. Her work examines both brain and cognitive development across infancy, childhood and adolescence. She is particularly interested in understanding how early in childhood such disparities develop, the modifiable environmental differences that account for these disparities, and the ways we might harness this research to inform the design of interventions.

    Dr. Noble has served as the principal investigator or Co-PI on several federal and foundation grants, and was named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science. She and her colleagues are currently planning and raising funds for the first randomized trial of poverty reduction in early childhood. Her work linking family income to brain structure across childhood and adolescence has received worldwide attention in the popular press.

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  • Joe Nocera

    Joe Nocera was an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times Opinion pages between April 2011 and November 2015. Before his Opinion column, he wrote the Talking Business column for The New York Times each Saturday and was a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. He joined the paper in 2005.

    For more than three decades, Mr. Nocera has chronicled the world of business at magazines like Fortune, GQ, Esquire and Texas Monthly. He has won three Gerald Loeb awards, including the 2008 award for commentary, and three John Hancock awards for excellence in business journalism. A 2007 Pulitzer finalist, he has written books including “A Piece of the Action: How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class,” which won the New York Public Library’s 1995 Helen Bernstein Award; “Good Guys and Bad Guys: Behind the Scenes With the Saints and Scoundrels of American Business (and Everything in Between),” and “All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis,” which he co-authored with Bethany McLean.

    Mr. Nocera received a B.S. in journalism from Boston University in 1974. He lives in New York City.

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  • Stephanie Nolen

    Ochberg Fellow

    Stephanie Nolen is the Latin America bureau chief for the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. In 25 years as a foreign correspondent, she has reported from more than 80 countries, on major international conflicts including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and on less-covered, long-running civil conflicts in countries including Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, El Salvador and Colombia. She is the author of 28, a study of the history and impact of the HIV-AIDS epidemic in Africa. Her work focuses on social inclusion; she has produced major multimedia projects on the modern experience of caste discrimination in India and of racism in Brazil. She has won Canada's National Newspaper Award, the Amnesty International Media Award, and the PEN Courage Prize for her reporting. She lives in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Habiba Nosheen

    Habiba Nosheen is an award-winning Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker and journalist based in New York.

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  • Kate O'Brian

    Kate O'Brian is the president of Al Jazeera America. Before joining Al Jazeera, O’Brian spent more than than 30 years at ABC News, where she most recently served as senior vice-president for news. At ABC News, she was responsible for newsgathering operations, including all ABC News bureaus worldwide, business, law and justice, medical, and investigative units, NewsOne, ABC News Radio and affiliate relations. Prior to this role, Ms. O'Brian was the vice president of NewsOne and ABSAT, where she managed ABC's affiliate news service and the satellite newsgathering arm of ABC. In 2003 she was ABC News' Southern bureau chief, based in Atlanta. There she was responsible for the coordination of assignments in the Southern region for the various platforms of ABC News, including network news coverage, NewsOne, ABC News Radio and O’Brian has won an Alfred I. duPont Award as part of the "This Week with David Brinkley" team, an Emmy Award for the 2000 Millennium coverage, and Alfred I. duPont and a Peabody Award for September 11 coverage.

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  • Achy Obejas


    Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins and Days of Awe, among other books of fiction. Her best-selling poetry chapbook, This is What Happened in Our Other Life, was a critical favorite. Her other fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies. In addition, Obejas, a Cuban American who moved to the United States from Havana, Cuba, at the age of six, is a well-known translator. She edited and translated into English Havana Noir, a collection of crime stories by Cuban writers on and off the island.

  • Axel Öberg


    Axel Öberg, born in Stockholm, Sweden. He moved to NYC in 2006 to study at International Center of Photography where he also was based for 10 years until he relocated to his native hometown of Stockholm. Clients include National Geographic, NY Times, Wired magazine and numerous European news outlets where he mostly focuses on news-oriented portraits.  

  • Frank Ochberg

    Frank Ochberg, M.D. is a founding board member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and recipient of their highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. He edited the first text on treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and served on the committee that defined PTSD. Ochberg founded and secured the funding for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, served as its first chairman and now is chairman emeritus of the Center. He helps journalists understand traumatic stress and he helps traumatic stress experts understand journalists.

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  • Beatrice Ogutu

    Investing in Children and their Societies (ICS SP)
    Director, Africa Regional Office

    Beatrice Ogutu has a decade of experience designing and implementing family and child development programs with national and international NGOs in Africa. As the Director of Investing in Children and their Societies (ICS SP), Ogutu is responsible for organizational management and the development and implementation of ICS’s skillful parenting and cease violence programs throughout Eastern Africa. 

    ICS SP focuses on rural development in Africa, with the hopes of helping every child to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment by working with parents and caregivers, strengthening families and communities, and pushing governments, civil society and the private sector towards better policies and practices to fulfill children’s rights. At the core of ICS’s approach is skillful parenting, both to prevent violence against children and to promote age-appropriate parenting. This methodology is combined with agricultural training programs aimed at promoting productivity, increasing family income, and promoting sustainable growth of family wellbeing. Ogutu is also a founding member and a current board member of the Parenting in Africa Network, which advocates for the rights of children by focusing on specific issues that affect African families. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in environmental studies, planning and management.

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  • Mirta Ojito

    Director of News Standards

    Mirta Ojito is Director of News Standards for Telemundo. A reporter since 1987, has worked for The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, and, from 1996 to 2002, for The New York Times, where she covered immigration, among other beats, for the Metro Desk. She has received numerous awards, including the American Society of Newspaper Editor’s writing award for best foreign reporting in 1999 for a series of articles about life in Cuba, and a shared Pulitzer for national reporting in 2001 for a New York Times series of articles about race in America.

  • Lu Olkowski

    Lu Olkowski is an independent producer based in New York. She is currently artist–in–residence at KCRW where she will spend the year reporting a series of stories about the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Her radio work has been heard on All Things Considered, Day to Day, Radiolab, Studio 360, This American Life and Weekend America. Most recently, Lu produced an audio documentary for NPR’s State of the Re:Union about a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio where, for a century, residents have shared the common bond of identifying as African-American despite the fact that they look white. In 2012 she was awarded the National Edward R. Murrow award, the Sigma Delta Chi award, the RTNDA/Unity award, the Gracie award, and a citation from the National Association of Black Journalists. 

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  • Rita Omokha

    Rita Omokha is a journalist and essayist in New York City. Her writing on race and vulnerable communities has appeared in Cosmopolitan, The Daily Beast, Elle, Glamour, The Hechinger Report, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, WIRED, among other publications and outlets. She has written about policing in America, federal inaction on growing numbers of Covid orphans, and missing and murdered Indigenous women.

    She was born in Nigeria and received a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University, and a master’s from Columbia University. She lives in Manhattan.

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  • Tania Opazo

    Tania Opazo is a Chilean journalist and works as a freelance reporter at La Tercera, a national newspaper in Chile, and Paula Magazine, covering science, health, environment, society, and education, with an emphasis on mental health, children and human rights.

    She holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism and a BSc in Hispanic Literature and Linguistics from the Universidead Católica de Child. She has been a semi-finalist, finalist and winner of journalism awards from the Journalism of Excellence Awards (granted by the School of Journalism of the Universidad Alberto Hurtado), the MAGS Awards (the Magazine Awards of the National Association of the Press,) and the United Nations Global Compact. She was a 2015 fellow of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).

  • Katie Orlinsky

    Katie Orlinsky is a photographer, journalist and cinematographer from New York City. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science/Latin American Studies from the Colorado College and a Master's degree in Journalism as a Stabile fellow in Investigative Reporting at Columbia University. Katie is currently a contributor with Reportage by Getty Images and regularly works for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Le Monde and various non-profit organizations around the world. More info at:

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  • Francine Orr

    Los Angeles Times
    Staff Photographer

    Francine Orr has been a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times since 2000. Previously, she was as a staff photographer at the Kansas City Star. Orr served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia. While there, she learned how to be a quiet observer and gained a love for stories. She was raised in Colorado and earned bachelor’s degrees in both history and art from the University of Saint Mary. Orr has focused on public health and poverty issues in Africa, India and the United States.

  • Joy Osofsky

    Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D. is a clinical and developmental psychologist and Paul J. Ramsay Chair of Psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She is Head of the Division of Pediatric Mental Health and Director of the LSUHSC Harris Center for Infant Mental Health. She is editor of Children in a Violent Society (Guilford, 1997), Young Children and Trauma: Intervention and Treatment (Guilford, 2004), and Clinical Work with Traumatized Young Children (Guilford, 2011).  

    Dr. Osofsky was Clinical Director for Child and Adolescent Services for Louisiana Spirit following Hurricane Katrina. She was co-director of the Louisiana Rural Trauma Services Center (LRTSC) when Katrina hit and for six years of the recovery period. In 2007, she received the Sarah Haley Award for Clinical Excellence for trauma work from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. In 2010, Dr. Osofsky was honored with a Presidential Commendation from the American Psychiatric Association for her work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Dawn Ostroff

    Executive Producer

    Dawn Ostroff is president, Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), 

  • Ed Ou


    Ed Ou is a visual journalist and documentary filmmaker.He started his career early as a teenager, covering the war between Israel and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, and the fall of the Islamic Courts in Mogadishu, Somalia while he was studying in the Middle East. He first worked for Reuters and the Associated Press, covering a wide range of news stories in the region. He then worked for the New York Times covering East Africa and the Middle East during the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.

  • Penny Owen

    Penny Owen began her career as an intern for The Daily Oklahoman in 1992, where she was hired after graduating with a B.A. in Journalism. She worked her way through the lower echelon of the newsroom with police and general assignment reporting; then, three years into her career, Ms. Owen found herself on the front lines of covering the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing, then known as the worst domestic bombing in U.S. history.

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  • Lynne O’Donnell

    Ochberg Fellow

    Lynne O’Donnell is Kabul Bureau Chief for The Associated Press, leading the agency’s coverage of Afghanistan at a time of transition and turmoil. Prior to joining AP, O’Donnell served as Kabul Bureau Chief for Agence France-Presse from 2009 to 2010. She won the 2010 Human Rights Press Award for a series of reports on the conditions faced by Afghan women. Previously, she was the Asia features editor for the French agency. She also covered major breaking news stories across the region for AFP, including terrorist attacks and natural disasters, as well as the 2008 Olympic Games. In the 1990’s, O’Donnell spent six years reporting on Chinese economic issues as a commodities specialist with Reuters, and was Beijing-based China correspondent for The Australian newspaper, where her beat included Mongolia and North Korea. She also covered the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the United States, reporting from Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe, including the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and the 2003 Iraq war.

    In 2007, she authored “High Tea in Mosul: the True Story of Two Englishwomen in Iraq,” telling the story of how ordinary Iraqi people lived under Saddam Hussein’s rule, through the eyes of expatriate women married to Iraqis. 

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  • Ruth Padawer

    Ruth Padawer is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine, focusing on gender and social issues. She has freelanced for the radio show "This American Life," and her work has also appeared in The Guardian, USA Today, The Week, Marie Claire France, Haaretz Magazine, and Internazionale. Prior to her magazine work, she was a senior writer at The (Bergen) Record newspaper, where she wrote about gender, health, education and local politics.

  • Ruth Padawer

    Ruth Padawer is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine, focusing on gender and social issues. She has freelanced for the radio show "This American Life," and her work has also appeared in The Guardian, USA Today, The Week, Marie Claire France, Haaretz Magazine, and Internazionale. Prior to her magazine work, she was a senior writer at The (Bergen) Record newspaper, where she wrote about gender, health, education and local politics.

  • Rose Palmisano

    Rose Palmisano a Register photographer, has covered border issues for 12 years. She documented the lives of migrant workers on both sides of the border and of illegal immigrants living in the United States. She spent several months photographing homeless children in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. 

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  • Tanya Paperny

    Tanya Paperny is a writer, editor, translator, and educator. She has completed the coursework for her MFA in Writing at Columbia University and is a former assistant web editor at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. More of her work can be viewed on her blog.

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  • Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

    Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo was born in Havana, Cuba, and graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in biochemistry. Around 2000 he began work as a free-lance writer, photographer and dissident blogger. In 2010, Lazo founded the independent opinion and literary e-zine Voces, which is Cuba's first digital magazine. At the time there were only about 200 official journalists who were allowed to have blogs by state media. However there were an additional 100 others identifying themselves as "independent" bloggers, including Lazo, openly expressing criticisms of the Castro regime.

  • Doug Pardue

    Doug Pardue is a projects reporter for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C. Before joining the Charleston paper, he was news projects editor for USA Today. His work as a reporter has received three National Headliner Awards, a Robert F. Kennedy Citation, a first place SPJ award for non-deadline reporting and a Gerald Loeb Citation. He also was part of a Roanoke Times (Va.) team that was a 1990 Pulitzer Prize finalist for coverage of the year-long Pittston Coal strike. Pardue also has served as a projects and investigations editor at The Tampa Tribune and The State (Columbia, S.C.) He is married with three daughters and eight grandchildren.

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  • Kelsey Parker

    Kelsey Parker is a doctoral student in industrial/organizational psychology at the University of Tulsa. Kelsey’s research interests focus on how individuals perceive and react to social stressors in the workplace and how experiencing work-related stress can influence employees’ job attitudes and well-being.

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  • Jason N. Parkinson

    Jason N. Parkinson is a freelance video and print journalist. He specialises in covering protest movements nationally and internationally. His coverage of the Egyptian revolution exposed the use of live rounds and police snipers on peaceful pro-democracy protestors in Cairo. He blogs at Jason N. Parkinson's images are available through

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  • Jason Parkinson

    Jason Parkinson is a freelance video journalist who has covered protests and unrest for the past 12 years. His subject interests include refugees, human and civil rights, press freedom, immigration, racism, fascism and terrorism. Parkinson was nominated finalist in the Rory Peck News Awards for coverage of the Egyptian revolution in 2011 and for the London riots in 2012. He also writes news features and opinion pieces. Parkinson studied at the London School of Journalism from 2001 to 2004.
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  • Nimisha Patel

    Nimisha Patel is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist based in London. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the International Centre for Health and Human Rights, and Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of East London. 

    Patel has extensive experience working with survivors of racism, torture, gender-based violence and other human rights violations. She has worked with human rights NGOs, the British National Health Service and for many agencies around the world, including as a consultant to several United Nations bodies. 

  • Megan Peach

    Dart Centre Asia Pacific
    Company Secretary

    Megan Peach is a registered psychologist with expertise in organisational governance and a focus on ensuring healthy workplaces. Megan has served a number of not-for-profit organisations as board director, board advisor or company secretary for nearly a decade. Having a special interest in psycho-social risk management, Megan has also worked with organisations to risk-assess a broad range of work contexts, plus architect and target appropriate high-value interventions in support of cultural transformation to optimise worker performance, well-being and sustainability. Megan is a published research author with prior associations as founding/committee member of College of Organisational Psychologists, Consumer Psychology Special Interest Group and Change Management Institute of Australia.

  • Paolo Pellegrin

    Paolo Pellegrin is an internationally renowned photographer. He is a contract photographer for Newsweek magazine.
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  • Jennifer Percy

    Jennifer Percy is a National Magazine Award winning author and a contributing writer at the New York Times MagazineShe's a MacDowell and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference fellow, a Pushcart Prize winner, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant. She has an MFA fromthe Iowa Writers' Workshop and Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. Percy currently teaches at Columbia's graduate writing program.

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  • Karen Percy

    2020 Senior Fellow, 2018 Ochberg Fellow

    Karen Percy has more than 30 years of journalism experience, working primarily at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Melbourne, Australia. She has also worked as the ABC’s South East Asia Correspondent in Bangkok, as a freelance correspondent in Moscow and in various news agencies including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Deutsche Welle. As a foreign correspondent, she has covered a coup, an assassination, protest movements,  natural disasters. Back home, she’s covered crime scenes and the courts round.

    Percy is a director of the Walkley Foundation, which fosters excellence in Australian journalism, and is a co-vice president of the Media section of Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, which supports women in the workplace and hosts discussion and networking opportunities. Percy is also a former Dart Center Ochberg Fellow and Senior Fellow, and is dedicated to raising awareness about the impacts of trauma in media workers as well as advocating for a trauma-informed approach to journalism.

  • Louis Pérez

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History in the College of Arts and Sciences

    Louis Pérez PhD is the J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his M.A. at the University of Arizona in 1966 and his Ph.D from the University of New Mexico in 1970. He also serves as the director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is considered a major force for developing the field of Cuban studies in the US, especially in opening the island to American academics.

  • Rob Perez

    Investigative Reporter, Honolulu Star-Advertiser

    Rob Perez is an investigative reporter for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. He has won numerous state, regional and national honors, including the National Headliner and Best of the West awards as well as the 2009 Dart Award for the series “Crossing the Line: Abuse in Hawai’i Homes.” He is a two-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for business reporting.

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  • Rob Perez

    Rob Perez has more than 30 years experience as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Guam, Florida, California and Hawaii. He currently is an investigative reporter for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. His regional and national honors include the National Headliner, American Society of Business Editors and Writers and Best of the West awards and has twice been a Gerald Loeb finalist. He also received the 2009 Dart Award for the series “Crossing the Line: Abuse in Hawai’i Homes.” Perez has served as a Dart judge three times.

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  • Jacquee Petchel

    Jacquee Petchel is the executive editor of the Carnegie-Knight News21 multimedia investigative reporting initiative at ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism. She is an award-winning investigative reporter, editor and producer who most recently served as senior editor for investigations and enterprise at the Houston Chronicle.

    Petchel has worked as a reporter, editor and television producer. She began her career at The Indianapolis News, then went onto spend six years at The Arizona Republic, and after that The Miami Herald, where she was part of a team that won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service for an investigation into property damage in South Florida caused by Hurricane Andrew.

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  • Philip Peters

    Cuba Research Center

    Philip Peters is President of the Cuba Research Center in Alexandria, Virginia, a nonprofit organization founded in 2013. Since 1996 he has traveled regularly to Cuba to monitor and write about economic and political developments. Peters has testified before Congress and the U.S. International Trade Commission and has given talks on Cuba and U.S. policy to diverse audiences. Prior to joining the Lexington Institute in 1999, he served as a State Department appointee of Presidents Reagan and Bush (six years), and as a senior aide in the House of Representatives.

  • Angela Peterson

    Angela Peterson, metro picture editor, joined the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2003. As metro picture editor her duties include the planning and development of the three metro zones. Prior to joining the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel she spent 20 years at the Orlando Sentinel as a staff photographer for 18 years and two years as picture editor for the features and business section.

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  • Sacha Pfeiffer

    Host and Senior Reporter, WBUR

    Sacha Pfeiffer is host of WBUR’s “All Things Considered.” She was previously host of “Radio Boston,” the station’s weekday show highlighting interesting people, places and issues in Boston and beyond. Pfeiffer joined WBUR in 2008 after more than a decade as a reporter for the Boston Globe, where she was on the Spotlight investigative team that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its stories on sex abuse in the Catholic church.

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  • Garry Pierre-Pierre

    Garry Pierre-Pierre is a Pulitzer Prize winning, multimedia and entrepreneurial journalist. He is the Executive Director of the City University Graduate School of Journalism‘s Center for Community and Ethnic Media and the co-host of the show Independent Sources on CUNY TV. Pierre-Pierre is the founder and publisher of The Haitian Times, an award winning English language newspaper based in Brooklyn that is considered one of the most important news sources for the Haitian Diaspora. Pierre-Pierre spent six years as a staff reporter at the New York Times where he covered the New York Metropolitan area with special assignments in Africa and the Caribbean. He was a member of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for spot news for the New York Times coverage of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing. A native of Haiti, Pierre-Pierre is the author of 30 Seconds… The Quake that Destroyed Haiti, a book of photography that illustrates the wreckage of the January 2010 earthquake across Haiti.

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  • Rachel Piper

    Rachel Piper is the digital news editor for The Salt Lake Tribune and has been named one of Editor & Publisher's "25 Under 35" newsroom leaders. She is a top 10 winner in the Associated Press Sports Editors' 2016 contest, selected for explanatory writing in an examination of sexual assault allegations at a small, rural campus. She graduated from the University of Utah and lives in Salt Lake City with her husband. Prior to joining The Tribune, she was the editor of Salt Lake City Weekly.

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  • Kaari Pitkin

    Kaari Pitkin is senior producer for Radio Rookies, a New York Public Radio initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world. Pitkin first became interested in radio at the age of thirteen, when a radio host told her she had a good voice for the air.  Now, of course, it’s not her voice on the radio but the Radio Rookies, and she loves nothing more than helping them tell their stories. 

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  • Jennifer Pitts

    Jennifer Pitts is a photographer for the Shawnee News-Star in Oklahoma. Here, she respond to a letter from her co-worker Kristen Armstrong about a traffic accident fatality the two covered.

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  • Jason Plotkin

    Throughout a 19-year career, visual journalist Jason Plotkin has captured the best and worst of York County, Pa.

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  • Lydia Polgreen


    Lydia Polgreen is an award winning journalist and media executive who currently serves as Managing Director of Gimlet, a podcast studio at Spotify. Prior to that, Polgreen served as editor in chief of HuffPost, leading a team of more than 600 journalists publishing 16 editions in nine languages. She joined HuffPost in January 2017 after a 15 year career at the New York Times that included roles as Associate Masthead Editor, Deputy International Editor, South Africa bureau chief, a correspondent for the New Delhi bureau and chief of the West Africa bureau. 

  • Harold Pollack

    Howard Pollack, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Chicago in the School of Social Service Administration and the Department of Public Health Sciences. He also serves as Co-Director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab, which uses use insights from basic science to help government agencies and non-profit organizations develop innovative new approaches to reducing violence.

    Pollack has published widely on the intersecting topics of poverty policy and public health in journals such as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Public Health, Health Services Research, Pediatrics, and Social Service Review.  Pollack has been appointed to three committees of the National Academy of Sciences and his writings have appeared in Washington PostNew York TimesNew Republic, and many other publications. His essay published in The American Prospect“Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare” was selected for the collection Best American Medical Writing, 2009.

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  • Lisa Pollak

    Contributing Editor

    Lisa Pollak is a Pulitzer Prize-winning features writer with more than a decade of audio production and editing experience at distinguished shows including "This American Life,” ESPN’s “30 for 30,” and “Reveal.”

  • Mauricio Rodriguez Pons

    Visual journalist

    Mauricio Rodriguez Pons is a visual journalist and director of photography, passionate about the immense possibilities that visual language offers to tell stories. Venezuelan by birth, he features stories mainly about immigration and economic issues that affect the hispanic community in the United States. He has been awarded two News & Documentary Emmys, two Edward R. Murrow, a Webby Award, Hillman Prize, PDN Photo Annual, National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism, Gabo Prize, King of Spain, Scripps Howard, among others.

  • John Pope

    John Pope is a staff writer for | The Times-Picayune. He was a member of the newspaper’s team that won two Pulitzer Prizes, a George Polk Award, a National Headliner Award and the Medill Award for Courage in Journalism for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

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  • Kate Porterfield

    Kate Porterfield, PhD, is a consulting clinical psychologist at the Bellevue Hospital Program for Survivors of Torture in New York City. Dr. Porterfield has provided clinical care to adults, adolescents and children who have experienced war and refugee trauma and torture for over 20 years. She regularly consults on issues pertaining to trauma, including in cases at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, US courts, and the International Criminal Court and with journalists and human rights organizations. Dr. Porterfield is a founding staff member of a the Journalist Trauma Support Network, an initiative at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University. Dr. Porterfield regularly teaches and works with groups around issues of wellbeing, stress management and team communication. She trained with and continues to teach at the legendary Second City improvisational theater.

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  • Kenton Powell

    Kenton Powell is an interactive journalist for the Guardian US. Before joining the Guardian, Kenton was a designer at Bloomberg and graphics editor at Bloomberg Businessweek.

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  • Kenton Powell

    Kenton Powell is an interactive journalist for the Guardian US. Before joining the Guardian, Kenton was a designer at Bloomberg and graphics editor at Bloomberg Businessweek.

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  • Peter Prengaman

    Associated Press
    News director, Western United States

    Peter Pregaman is news director for the Western United States at the Associated Press. Previously he was a foreign correspondent, reporting and often managing coverage of big stories from more than 15 countries. His assignments have ranged from the Arab Spring in Egypt to the rise of President Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil. His work has won several awards in print, interactives and video, including on teams that won the Polk, Edward R. Murrow, Headliner and APME awards.

  • Eyal Press

    Eyal Press is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and the author of "Absolute Convictions: My Father, a City, and the Conflict That Divided America" (Picador).

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  • Lizzie Presser

    Reporter/Contributing Writer

    Lizzie Presser is a contributing writer to California Sunday Magazine. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, This American Life, The Independent and Harper’s online, among other publications. Her story Below Deck was a finalist for a 2018 National Magazine Award in the Reporting category. In 2017, she received the Martha Coman Front Page Award for Best New Journalist, presented by the Newswomen's Club of New York.

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  • Jake Price

    Ochberg Fellow

    Jake Price is a photojournalist, filmmaker and teacher who has witnessed firsthand the impact of climate change on coastal communities over the past 20 years, documenting the profound changes that these communities must contend with. Following the triple disaster of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Japan, Price focused on the complex aftermath that communities in the region are still coping with nearly seven years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

    His work appears in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The BBC and Rolling Stone, amongst other publications. His photographs from Japan have been recognized at the World Press Photo competition for digital storytelling. 

  • Scott Price

    Sports Illustrated
    Senior Writer

    Scott Price (“S.L. Price”) has been a senior writer for Sports Illustrated since 1994. A graduate of the University of North Carolina—where he covered Michael Jordan — Price has received multiple honors for his journalism, including two Associated Press Sports Editors awards, two National Headliner awards and awards from the National Association of Black Journalists and the Women's Sports Foundation. Price’s work, including his Aliquippa, Coolbaugh, and Gonzalez pieces, has been featured in “The Best American Sports Writing: anthology on eight occasions.

  • Rebecca Prosser

    Rebecca Prosser is a documentary filmmaker and radio producer based in London, UK. Her documentaries focus on crime, LGBTQI+ issues and trauma survivors. She has worked with the BBC, National Geographic, NPR, Vice and Channel 4. 
  • Andres Pumariega

    Andres Pumariega has devoted his career in academic child and adolescent psychiatry to work in the areas of children’s systems of care and cultural diversity in mental health. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Cooper University Hospital and Health System and Cooper School of Medicine at Rowan University. He received his M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine and trained in General and Child Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. He has headed Pediatric Psychiatry consultation-liaison services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital; Directorships of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch, University of South Carolina/ William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute, and East Tennessee State University, and chaired the Departments of Psychiatry at East Tennessee State University and The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He also headed the ETSU Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody, and was awarded the American Psychiatric Association’s Silver Award for Outstanding Service in 2004.  

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  • John Puterbaugh

    John Puterbaugh was the editor in chief of the Northern Star, the Northern Illinois University student newspaper, for the 2007-2008 school year.

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  • Joseph Pyle

    President, Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation

    Joseph Pyle is president of the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, a Quaker-based philanthropic organization in Philadelphia. He has more than 20 years’ experience in behavioral health, serving eight years as a chief executive officer at various institutions, including MeadowWood Behavioral Health System, Northwestern Institute of Psychiatry, Malvern Institute and Friends Hospital.

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  • Katharine Quarmby

    Katharine Quarmby is a writer and journalist, a contributor at Mosaic Science magazine and Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the London School of Economics. Previously, Quarmby worked as a producer for the BBC, a correspondent at the Economist and as a contributing editor at Newsweek Europe. She has written two books for adults, including Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People, which won the Ability Media International Award, and No Place to Call Home: Inside the Real Lives of Gypsies and Travellers, which was shortlisted for the Bread and Roses award. She is also a pro bono coordinator of the Disability Hate Crime Network and a member of the Crown Prosecution Service National Scrutiny Panel on Disability Hostility.

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  • Brittain Quibodeaux Orgeron

    Brittain Quibodeaux Orgeron, 25, graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2002, where she received a degree in mass communications.

    After working as a technical writer and consultant, she took a position at The Daily Advertiser as a part-time reporter, then moved to a full-time copy desk post in 2003, where she now designs and edits.

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  • Eilís Quinn

    Eye on the Arctic - Radio Canada International
    Specialized Reporter
    Eilís Quinn is a specialized reporter and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic circumpolar news project. At Eye on the Arctic, she has produced documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the circumpolar world. Her documentary series Bridging the Divide was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards. Eilís began reporting on the North in 2001. Her work as a reporter in Canada and the United States, and as TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China" has taken her to some of the world’s coldest regions including the Tibetan mountains, Greenland and Alaska; along with the Arctic regions of Canada, Russia, Norway and Iceland.
    Quinn has previously worked for the New York Daily News, the Toronto Star, the Montreal Gazette, the Yukon News and The Canadian Press newswire service and has authored or co-authored five travel books for Lonely Planet.
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  • Kit Rachlis

    Senior Editor

    Kit Rachlis is a Senior Editor of The California Sunday Magazine. He was editor in chief of The American ProspectLos Angeles magazine, and the LA Weekly and projects editor at the Los Angeles Times.

  • Inés García Ramos

    Punto Norte

    Inés García Ramos is a Tijuana, México/San Diego, US-based journalist with nine years experience covering topics such as crime, immigration, human rights and government. She started as a reporter for Semanario Zeta and in 2020, she co-founded Punto Norte, a digital news website focused in justice and government.

  • Aaron Randle


    Aaron Randle is a Howard University bred storyteller from Kansas City, Mo. A native digital journalist, Aaron comes to Spotify after nearly a decade of work as a reporter, critic and pundit covering race and pop culture for The New York Times, The Kansas City Star, NPR, PBS, Complex Media, Jezebel Media, Ebony Magazine, The Root and others.

  • Maya Rao

    Star Tribune
    Race and immigration reporter

    Maya Rao is the race and immigration reporter for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. On staff since 2012, she has written about City Hall, urban affairs and regional issues, as well as reported from the bureau in Washington, D.C. Rao took time away to report on the North Dakota oil rush – one of the largest in U.S. history – and published a narrative nonfiction book titled “Great American Outpost: Dreamers, Mavericks and the Making of an Oil Frontier” in 2018.

  • Anne Raup

    Anchorage Daily News
    Staff photographer and photo editor

    Anne Raup is a veteren photojournalist in Anchorage, Alaska. She has worked at the Anchorage Daily News as a staff photographer and photo editor since 1994. She has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Gustavus Adolphus College and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.

  • Irwin Redlener

    National Center for Disaster Preparedness

    Dr. Irwin Redlener is a recognized national leader in disaster preparedness and the public health ramifications of terrorism and large-scale catastrophic events. He and his team have developed major programs to enhance public health and health systems readiness with respect to disasters. He has written and spoken widely on the response to Hurricane Katrina, U.S. readiness for pandemics and the concerns of children as potential targets of terrorism.

  • Gail Reed

    Gail Reed is an American journalist focused on Cuba’s social and economic issues. She was NBC’s first Havana-based producer since the early 1960s. After several decades of working in Havana, she developed a keen interest in the Cuban health system. In 1997, she founded Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC), a US non-profit that promotes improved health outcomes and equity through dialogue among the US, Cuban, and global health communities.

  • Erin Reeg

    Erin Reeg was on the Dart Award-winning team behind WNYC's "Living 9/11"

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  • Jen Reel

    Jen Reel is the Multimedia Editor for The Texas Observer, where she shoots and edits photos, videos and a soon-to-be launched podcast for the magazine. Prior to working at the Observer, Jen was attending graduate school in the hopes of making a career change to journalism.
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  • Alastair Reid

    First Draft News
    Managing Editor

    Alastair Reid is Managing Editor at First Draft News. Previously, he was Editor at

  • David Remnick

    Executive Producer

    David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker since 1998, began his reporting career at the Washington Post, in 1982. He is the author of several books, including “The Bridge,” “King of the World,” “Resurrection,” and “Lenin’s Tomb,” for which he received both the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and a George Polk Award for excellence in journalism.

  • Alex Renton

    Alex Renton is a freelance journalist who specializes in poverty, development, the environment, food culture and food policy around the world. He is a contributing editor of the Observer magazine and writes regularly for Newsweek, The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, the Daily Mail, Intelligent Life and Prospect Magazine, and others. He has written series of stories on abuse in boarding schools and other child care institutions for The Guardian and is currently writing a book on the history of the boarding school system (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2017).

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  • Dan Restrepo

    The Center for American Progress
    Senior Fellow

    Dan Restrepo is a Senior Fellow at The Center for American Progress. For nearly six years and through two presidential campaigns, Restrepo served as the principal advisor to President Barack Obama on issues related to Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, serving as special assistant to the president and senior director for Western Hemisphere affairs at the National Security Council from March 2009 to July 2012 and as an advisor to and surrogate for Obama for America during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns.

  • Jennifer Smith Richards

    Chicago Tribune

    Jennifer Smith Richards has been a data reporter at the Chicago Tribune since 2015. Smith Richards previously covered schools and education for more than a decade at newspapers in Huntington, West Virginia; Utica, New York; Savannah, Georgia; and Columbus, Ohio. Her work has touched on everything from sexual abuse in schools to police accountability to school choice.

  • Matthew Ricketson

    Matthew Ricketson is an academic and journalist. He is head of the Communication group at Deakin University. Before that, he was inaugural professor of journalism at the University of Canberra between 2009 and 2017. For three years before that he was Media and Communications Editor for The Age. He ran the Journalism program at RMIT for 11 years and has worked on staff at The Australian and Time Australia, among other publications.

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  • David Riggs, Ph.D.

    Executive Director, Center for Development Psychology

    David Riggs, Ph.D., executive director of the Center for Deployment Psychology, is a clinical psychologist and research associate professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Kansas, earned a doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1990.

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  • James Risen

    James Risen covers national security for The New York Times. He was a member of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2002 for coverage of September 11 and terrorism, and he is the coauthor of Wrath of Angels and The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB. He lives outside Washington, D.C., with his wife and three sons.

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  • Ronna Rísquez

    Ochberg Fellow

    Ronna Rísquez is a Venezuelan investigative journalist specializing in issues of violence, human rights and organized crime. She is the editor of InSight Crime in Spanish, and participated in The Panama Papers investigation in 2016. She has covered massacres, prison conflicts, extrajudicial executions, and has interviewed leaders of gangs and paramilitary groups in Venezuela.

    Previously, Rísquez was editor of the police and political section of the newspaper El Nacional, and was head of investigations for She won the 2018 Data Journalism Awards with the Victims Monitor Project, which seeks to identify patterns and characteristics of homicides in Caracas. Rísquez won the 2018 Ipys Award for Investigative Journalism for her report “OLP: The Mask of Official Terror in Venezuela”, which revealed a government policy of selective extermination of young and poor men. For this piece, she also received an honorable mention from the Javier Valdez Award for Investigative Journalism in Latin America, and a nomination for the Gabriel García Márquez Award. She was also a finalist for the Gabriel García Márquez Award in 2016 for her coverage of the Tumeremo miners' massacre.

  • Fred Ritchin

    Fred Ritchin is professor of photography and imaging at New York University. He is also the author of Bending the Frame, After Photography, and In Our Own Image. Ritchin is former picture editor of Horizon and The New York Times Magazine, former executive editor of Camera Arts magazine and the founding director of the photojournalism and documentary photography educational program at the International Center of Photography.

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  • Jonathan Robinson

    Jonathan Robinson is a founder and former global director of Impact Hub and co-founder of Civic. He has launched ventures with partners ranging from the UK Cabinet Office, British Council, Tate Modern and the Guardian Media Group, to Unicef, UNHCR and peace entrepreneurs in Afghanistan.

  • Lynda Robinson

    Lynda Robinson is the local enterprise and projects editor at The Washington Post. Her writers have won awards from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the American Society of Feature Editors, Scripps Howard, the Casey Foundation, the Education Writers Association, and the Religion News Association. In 1997, she co-edited “The Umpire’s Sons,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. In 2014, she was part of the team that worked on The Post’s coverage of the Navy Yard shooting, which was a Pulitzer finalist for breaking news.

    Robinson has edited three books, including the newly released “Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos.” She previously worked at The Washington Post Magazine, Capital Style magazine and The Baltimore Sun and has degrees in history and political science from Penn State University and a master’s degree in public affairs journalism from American University.

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  • Katy Robjant

    Dr Katy Robjant is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and is currently the Head of Therapy Services at the Helen Bamber Foundation, an organisation which supports survivors of human rights violations. She provides specialist psychological therapies for the treatment of mental health problems in asylum seekers and refugees. Her research interests include the psychological impact of immigration detention on asylum seekers. Robjant is a member of VIVO International and conducts trainings in Narrative Exposure Therapy both within the UK and internationally including in Sri Lanka, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Ukraine.

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  • David A. Rodgers

    Rodgers has been a photographer at The Portland Newspapers since 1988. He previously worked for the Rocky Mountain News and the Boston Globe. Rodgers won third place in the National Press Photographers' Association's international pictures of the year contest this year for his work on the newspapers' Island Odyssey series, which ran in the summer of 1996. Rodgers also has won numerous regional and state photography awards.

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  • Joseph Rodriguez

    Rodriguez is a self-employed photojournalist. Exhibitions of his work have been featured throughout the United States as well as in Mexico, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands and France. He also has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association and was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. For the book East Side Stories: Gang Life in East LA, Rodriguez spent three years photographing life in Los Angeles neighborhoods.

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  • Fee Rojas

    Fee Rojas, Jahrgang 1965, arbeitet freiberuflich als Trainerin, Psychotherapeutin und Coach in Hannover. Sie trainiert Journalisten von ARD und ZDF zum Thema „Umgang mit extremen Belastungssituationen“ und berät Journalisten bei der Frage, wie ein selbst- und fremdfürsorglicher Umgang mit traumatisierten Interviewpartnern aussehen kann, oder auch, wie man eigene traumatische Ereignisse integriert.

  • Lee Romney

    Lee Romney is a longtime journalist who spent 23 years at the Los Angeles Times, where she developed a focus on vulnerable communities. She left the newspaper in late 2015 to pursue audio storytelling and now covers education on for KALW-FM’s news program Crosscurrents. Her radio work has also aired on Radiolab, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, KQED’s The California Report Magazine, Making Contact and NPR’s Here & Now. You can follow her at @leeromney.

  • Maria Teresa Ronderos

    OSF Program on Independent Journalism

    Maria Teresa Ronderos is the director of the Open Society Foundation's Program on Independent Journalism. She previously worked at Semana, Colombia’s leading news magazine, where she served in a range of senior editorial roles. Together with the Ideas for Peace Foundation, she has been the creator and editor-in-chief of, a website covering armed conflict in Colombia. She is the author of the bestselling book on the subject, Guerras Recicladas for which she was awarded the Simon Bolivar National Award for “Journalist of the year” in 2015.

    Ronderos serves on the boards of the Garcia Marquez Iberoamerican Foundation for New Journalism and the Columbia School of Journalism Cabot Awards. Ronderos has trained professional Latin American journalists and led workshops, online courses, and seminars on investigative journalism, politics, and economic issues.

    Ronderos has received the King of Spain Iberoamerican Award, the Columbia University Maria Moors Cabot Award and was a 2012 visiting fellow at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

  • Jaimee Rose

    Jaimee Rose has been a features writer for The Arizona Republic for more than 10 years. She was a Livingston Award finalist in 2010 for her story about Stephanie Nielson, a young mother and popular blogger burned in a plane crash. This year, Jaimee wrote about Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ recovery for The Republic and USA Today. She has appeared on 20/20, National Public Radio, The NBC Nightly News, and CNN. She blogs at

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  • Tina Rosenberg

    Tina Rosenberg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist, and the first freelance journalist to win the MacArthur Fellowship “genius” award. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Harper’s and many other magazines.

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  • Dave Rosenthal

    Dave Rosenthal is a senior editor for investigations and enterprise at The Baltimore Sun. He was a reporter at the Roanoke (Va.) Times & World-News before moving to Baltimore, and was part of The Sun team that was a finalist for a 2003 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for its coverage of the sniper crisis. Rosenthal is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Boston University School of Law.

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  • Lawrence E. Rosenthal

    Lawrence E. Rosenthal is a professor at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University where he has taught courses in Civil Rights, First Amendment Law, Constitutional Argument, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Local Government Law.

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  • Bobby Ross

    Bobby Ross is a staff writer at The Daily Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, OK.

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  • Tamie Ross

    Tamie Ross is a staff writer at The Daily Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, OK.

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  • Sebastian Rotella

    An award-winning foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for Propublica, Sebastian worked for almost 23 years for the Los Angeles Times, covering everything from terrorism to arts to the Mexican border.

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  • Emily F. Rothman, Sc.D.

    Professor of Community Health

    Emily F. Rothman is an associate professor in the Department of Community Health and a visiting scientist at the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. She earned her doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2004, where her dissertation research focused on correlates of intimate partner violence perpetration, and where she was awarded the Martha May Eliot fellowship in Maternal and Child Health.

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  • Julian Rubinstein

    Julian Rubinstein is the former Senior Producer / Web Editor, who directed and oversaw all editorial content for the Dart Center globally and led strategic and digital initiatives for Dart Centre Europe, Dart Center Asia Pacific and the Dart Center in the U.S. He is a writer, producer and the author of the award-winning nonfiction book Ballad of the Whiskey Robber (Little, Brown). His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Travel + Leisure, and has been honored by Best American Essays, Best American Crime Writing, twice by Best American Sports Writing, and won a Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Feature Writing. For more details, see

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  • Marta Rubio-Codina

    Marta Rubio-Codina, PhD, is an economist and child development specialist at the Social Protection and Health Division of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington D.C. and an International Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Toulouse. Rubio-Codina’s research focuses on poverty alleviation and the promotion of human capital in the early years; as well as on the measurement of child development. She has been involved extensively in the design, implementation, and evaluation of several large-scale field trials of psychosocial stimulation—delivered via home visits and/or group sessions—and nutrition in Colombia and India. She has also participated in the design and evaluation of the home visiting component of Cuna Más, Peru’s flagship early child development program. She is leading a longitudinal study in Bogota aimed at identifying cost-efficient instruments to measure development in infants and toddlers for use at-scale, and investigating the effects of poverty and protective factors on child development. Rubio-Codina also has experience implementing programs: adapting curricula and play materials for parenting interventions; setting up systems of supervision; monitoring intervention implementation, and has contributed to developing the Reach Up and Learn package. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the British Medical Journal, Plos One, the Journal of Development Economics, and the American Economic Journal.

  • Christopher Ruhm

    Christopher Ruhm is professor of public policy and economics at the University of Virginia with appointments in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the Department of Economics.

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  • Roque Ruiz-González

    The Associated Press
    Interactive Producer
    Roque Ruiz-González is an interactive producer with the Associated Press. He graduated from Miami International University of Art & Design in 2007, and quickly became one of the main designers for the Miami Herald’s website. Since then, he has worked on numerous interactive packages and infographics for South Florida’s leading newspaper. Since 2012 he has worked for the Associated Press, blending graphics, sound and video. His other passion is music. Ruiz-González has built Cloudberry Records into one of the indiepop genre’s most popular labels. He has released more than a hundred songs and illustrations with artists from all over the world.
  • Jenna Russell

    Jenna Russell has been a reporter for The Boston Globe since 2000. She has covered higher education and has been a roving regional reporter in New England.

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  • Mae Ryan

    Mae Ryan is a video journalist for Guardian US, where she directs, shoots and edits features and news videos. Mae's work has won first place in the National Magazine Awards, National Entertainment Awards and the Los Angeles Press Club. Prior to working at the Guardian she worked as a photographer and video journalist for KPCC – a local NPR station in Los Angeles.

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  • Maria Sacchetti

    Maria Sacchetti covers immigration for The Boston Globe. She was among the 2012 IRE finalists for the series, Justice in the Shadows, about the secrecy permeating the US immigration system. The series revealed the secret arrests of foreigners, some of whom died in jail, private court records, and the unannounced release of dangerous criminals. She covered the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, followed a Boston student to Colombia when his father was deported, and has investigated jails for immigrants. Her work has led to the release of several immigrants and the halting of deportation proceedings against others. She has also exposed the existence of a post-9/11 flight school in Massachusetts that in 2010 was teaching illegal immigrants to fly small airplanes.

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  • Raniah Salloum

    Raniah Salloum joined Spiegel Online as Political Editor in May 2012. Prior to joining Spiegel, she was Political and Foreign News Editor at the Financial Times Deutschland. Salloum studied politics and economics at Sciences Po and Cornell University, before attending the Henri-Nannen Journalism School. She has also worked at Taz and
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  • Samar Haddadin

    Samar Haddadin is an editor for Al-Ra’i, a daily newspaper in Jordan, where she specializes in coverage of women and human rights. Her focus includes refugee children, women in media, and early marriage. She began working at Al-Ra’i in 2000 as a daily reporter, covering human rights, women’s rights, and community issues.

    As a journalism and human rights advocate, she has served on the freedom committee for the Media Authority and helped develop a nationwide strategic plan for protecting human rights and people with disabilities in Jordan.

    Haddadin is also a board member for the Jordanian National Commission for Women and coordinates the WAN IFRA (Women in Media) program in Jordan.

  • Marlén Sanchez Gutierrez

    University of Havana

    Marlén Sanchez Gutierrez is a Professor at the University of Havana who specializes in international finance. For more than 25 years she has researched international monetary and financial architecture, particularly within institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Her work has also focused on the process of Latin American external debt, international capital flows, financing for development and south-south cooperation among others.

  • Paola Santos

    Paola Santos is a rising junior at Yale College majoring in Humanities and seeking a Multidisciplinary Human Rights certificate. Raised in Nicaragua and Southern California, diaspora storytelling is inextricably linked to her roots and her present. She hopes her background in creative writing and long-form journalism will inform her role in assisting the Dart Center’s Early Childhood Reporting Initiative.

  • Sally Sara

    2012 Ochberg Fellow

    Sally Sara is an award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She has reported from more than 30 countries including Iraq, Lebanon and Sierra Leone. In 2011, Sara was the ABC’s Afghanistan correspondent. She previously served as Africa correspondent from 2000 to 2005 and South Asia Correspondent 2008 – 2010. Sara has covered a range of stories including the frontline of the war in Afghanistan, 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, humanitarian crisis in Darfur, 2005 London bombings, Israeli – Palestinian conflict, sexual violence in the Democratic of Congo and the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Sara is the author of the bestselling Gogo Mama – A Journey into the Lives of 12 African Women. In 2011, Sara was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for service to journalism and the community.

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  • Trina Sargalski

    Trina Sargalski is an independent radio producer and freelance writer.   She curates and produces pieces for the segment “All in a Day’s Work,” as well as producing other features for Under the Sun.

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  • Eli Saslow

    Washington Post

    Eli Saslow is a staff writer at The Washington Post, where he writes narrative stories for the national staff’s enterprise team. Saslow has won numerous journalism awards including a Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for Explanatory Reporting. His first book, Ten Letters, was published by Doubleday in 2011. A graduate from Syracuse with a degree in journalism, Saslow lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two daughters and son. 

  • April Saul

    April Saul joined the staff of The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1981.  Over the last thirty years, she has won numerous honors for photography, writing, and community service, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the World Press Photo Budapest Award for Humanistic Photography.

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  • Becky Saunders

    Becky Saunders is a researcher for the National Family and Parenting Institute. She first became involved with the Tavistock Institute whilst undertaking an MA in psychoanalytic observational studies. More recently, she has been part of Tavistock's policy seminars steering group.

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  • Pierre Savary

    Directeur des études à l’Ecole supérieure de journalisme de Lille

    Directeur des études à l’Ecole supérieure de journalisme de Lille

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  • Steven Sayers

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

    Steven Sayers, PhD has been a psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine since 2001 and associate professor since 2010.

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  • Didi Schanche

    Ochberg Fellow

    Didi Schanche is NPR's Deputy International Editor, managing coverage of breaking news, issues of international policy and features from around the world. She has a particular mandate to oversee NPR’s coverage from Africa and Latin America.

    A journalist since 1981, Schanche began her career as a freelance correspondent for The Jerusalem Post in Cairo, Egypt. In 1982 she was hired by The Associated Press as a reporter based in Montgomery, Alabama. After two years, she moved to the foreign desk at AP headquarters in New York, and then two years later was sent to Nairobi, Kenya, to cover East Africa. After seven years covering East Africa, Schanche moved to AP's Middle Eastern headquarters in Nicosia, Cyprus to edit copy from reporters and stringers throughout the Middle East. In 1995, she and her family returned to the United States. After several years as Assistant Foreign Editor at The Washington Times, Schanche made the jump from print reporting to radio in 2001 and joined NPR.

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  • Peter Schechter

    Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

    Peter Schecter is the first director of the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. The Council's new Latin America effort started operations in October 2013 to study, educate, and strengthen the trends transforming Latin America into a strong Western partner. An international consultant who has advised many heads of state and business leaders around the globe, Schechter's specialty and passion remain anchored in Latin America.

  • Migael Scherer

    A teacher and consultant to the Journalism and Trauma Program, Scherer has spoken on television, radio talk shows, and at workshops and conferences on the subject of trauma, victims and the media. She is the author of Still Loved by the Sun: A Rape Survivor's Journal.

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  • Nick Schifrin

    Ochberg Fellow

    Nick Schifrin is an American foreign correspondent who has reported from more than 30 countries since 2007. He is a special correspondent at PBS NewsHour, where he has created weeklong, in-depth series from Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Ukraine and the Baltics. In August and September he also served as NPR's Jerusalem correspondent, reporting from Israel, Gaza and the West Bank for Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

    From 2008 to 2012, Schifrin served as the ABC News correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In 2011 he was one of the first journalists to arrive in Abbottabad, Pakistan after Osama bin Laden’s death and delivered the first video from inside bin Laden’s compound. From 2012 to 2013, he was Al Jazeera America's Middle East correspondent, based in Jerusalem, where he led the channel’s coverage of the 2014 Gaza War. Schifrin has won several awards for his work including an Emmy, Overseas Press Club, National Headliners and Edward R. Murrow awards. He is teaching a foreign policy seminar as a visiting fellow at the Clinton School of Public Service, and he is a board member of the Overseas Press Club Foundation and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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  • Mark Schleifstein

    Mark Schleifstein is the hurricane and environment reporter for | The Times-Picayune. He is co-author of the 2002 series, "Washing Away," which warned that much of New Orleans could be flooded by hurricane storm surge because the area's levees were too low and subject to overtopping. The series - which won awards from the National Hurricane Conference and the American Society of Civil Engineers - received international attention after Hurricane Katrina, because it had foretold the disaster lying in wait for the city. Schleifstein's reporting on Katrina was among the newspaper's stories honored with 2006 Pulitzer Prizes for Public Service and Breaking News Reporting and the George Polk Award for Metropolitan Reporting.

    Schleifstein is also co-author with John McQuaid of the book "Path of Destruction: The Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms." Stories he wrote on coastal science issues were honored in 2006 with a special award from the American Geophysical Union. He also was co-author of the 1996 series, "Oceans of Trouble: Are the World's Fisheries Doomed?", which won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. 

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  • Amy Schmitz Weiss

    Amy Schmitz Weiss is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University. Schmitz Weiss is a 2011 Dart Academic Fellow and has a PhD in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches journalism courses in basic writing and editing, multimedia, web design, data journalism, and mobile journalism. Schmitz Weiss is also the 2011-2012 Recipient of the AEJMC Bridge Grant with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation that led to the creation of a mobile news app, AzteCast for the San Diego State University campus population in spring 2012.

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  • Edward Schumacher-Matos

    Edward Schumacher-Matos is the currently the James Madison Visiting Professor on First Amendment Issues at Columbia Journalism School. He is also the ombudsman for NPR. He has spent more than three decades working as a reporter and editor in the United States and abroad for some of the nation's most prestigious news outlets. Recently, Schumacher-Matos wrote a syndicated weekly column for The Washington Post and was the ombudsman for The Miami Herald. Earlier, he founded four Spanish-language daily newspapers in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and the Rio Grande Valley; served as the founding editor and associate publisher of the Wall Street Journal's Spanish and Portuguese insert editions in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal; and reported for The New York Times as Madrid Bureau Chief, Buenos Aires Bureau Chief, and the paper's NYC economic development reporter. At The Philadelphia Inquirer, Schumacher-Matos was part of the team that won a 1980 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident.

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  • Sarah Schweitzer

    Sarah Schweitzer has been a reporter for The Boston Globe for a decade. She has covered Boston City Hall, presidential elections, higher education, and roamed the New England countryside as a roving reporter.

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  • Emma Scott | The Times-Picayune
    Video Producer

    Emma Scott is an award-winning video journalist at | The Times-Picayune and is currently a member of the ONA Women's Leadership Accelerator. She received a Masters of Arts in New Media Photojournalism from the Corcoran College of Art + Design and previously worked for Agence France-Presse in Washington, DC.

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  • Maiken Scott

    Maiken Scott is WHYY’s behavioral health reporter and covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from new treatments for depression to the impact of foster care on children to the portrayal of mental illness in pop culture. 

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  • Eric Seals

    “If you learn to shoot with your heart, you’ll move peoples souls.” That phrase of inspiration, said to him in 1993 by one of his mentors at the Detroit Free Press is something photojournalist, Eric Seals thinks about on a daily basis when making pictures. Born in Detroit into a news junkie family in 1969, Seals knew in 10th grade that he wanted to be a photojournalist. Seals grew up reading the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press and became more interested in looking at the pictures in the Detroit Free Press because the photographers seemed to make something out of nothing assignments and took more chances.

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  • Matt Sedensky

    Associated Press
    National writer

    Matt Sedensky is a New York-based national writer for The Associated Press who has reported on stories from Hurricane Katrina to the Virginia Tech shootings, and won numerous awards for his coverage. He has written frequently about aging, religion and sexual assault, and was part of the AP team that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for its coverage of immigration.

  • Jeff Seidel

    Jeff Seidel joined the Detroit Free Press in 1998 as a general assignment features reporter. He has covered everything from the war in Iraq to Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Robyn Semien

    Robyn Semien has been with This American Life for 7 years-- initially as an associate editor on the television series and as a radio producer since. Prior to working at This American Life, Robyn was a freelance video editor, among her credits (2007) Manda Bala, and (2011) Kumare. Her years as a freelancer include stints at TIME Magazine (Picture Department), Fast Company, and a year teaching high school in a juvenile detention center in the Bronx.

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  • Salifu Sesay Mack


    Salifu Sesay Mack is a producer from Greeleyville, South Carolina. He is also a member of the Black Alliance for Peace and the Lowcountry Action Committee.

  • Joe Sexton

    Senior Editor

    Joe Sexton was a senior editor at ProPublica until 2021. Before coming to ProPublica in 2013, he had worked for 25 years as a reporter and editor at The New York Times. Sexton served as metropolitan editor at the Times from 2006 to 2011, and his staff won three Pulitzer Prizes. From 2011 to 2013, Sexton served as the paper's sports editor, overseeing its coverage of the 2012 Summer Games in London and the Penn State sex abuse scandal, among other major stories.

  • Samira Shackle

    Samira Shackle is a freelance writer and reporter based in London. She is the editor of the New Humanist magazine, and a regular contributor to the Guardian Long Read. Her first book, Karachi Vice, tells the story of five ordinary citizens of Pakistan's largest city. She is one of the authors of the Dart Centre's guidelines on reporting on CRSV. In 2017 and 2018, she was a media fellow with Columbia University's Center for the Study of Social Difference, on a cross-disciplinary programme looking at the reporting of gender-based violence.

  • Joy Shan

    Assistant Editor


    Joy Shan is an assistant editor at The California Sunday Magazine

  • Joseph Shapiro

    Joseph Shapiro is a NPR News Investigations correspondent. He has worked at NPR since 2001, covering health, aging, disability and children and family issues on the Science Desk before moving to Investigations.

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  • Jeb Sharp

    Jeb Sharp is a reporter and producer for PRI’s The World. Since 1990 she has worked in public broadcasting, beginning her career at Raven Radio in Sitka, Alaska. Sharp is currently The World's show producer, supervising the Boston newsroom and curating content for the daily broadcast. She has reported for The World from Europe, Africa and the Middle East and her stories have been honored with awards from the Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 2006.

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  • Jeb Sharp

    Jeb Sharp covers U.S. foreign policy and a wide range of other international stories as a correspondent for PRI's "The World." Sharp was a reporter at public radio station WBUR, Boston, before joining the staff of "The World" in 1998. 

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  • Tanya L Sharpe

    Tanya L Sharpe Ph.D., MSW, is an associate professor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Dr. Sharpe's research focuses on coping with violent traumatic death, specifically sociocultural factors that influence the coping strategies of African American family members of homicide victims, for the purpose of developing culturally appropriate interventions that can best assist them in their management of grief and bereavement. Dr. Sharpe has developed, implemented and evaluated community-based programs for children and families coping with interpersonal violence including homicide, suicide, intimate partner violence, human made and natural disasters. She is a recipient of the Governor of Maryland's Victim Assistance Award.

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  • Gary Shaye

    Gary Shaye has devoted more than 44 years to Save the Children’s work with children, families and communities around the world. In September 2017, Gary led the organization’s post-Hurricane Irma relief response in Florida in an emergency capacity and in April of 2018, he served as Team Leader in Puerto Rico for the response to Hurricane Maria.   In April and May of 2019, he served as Team Leader in Colombia for the response to the Venezuelan crisis.

    From April 2010 to February 2012, Gary was the Country Director in Haiti – during the critical period following the devastating 2010 earthquake. Prior to his assignment in Haiti, Gary spent seven years as Director in Bolivia. Previous assignments included 14 years in the Connecticut headquarters where he served as Vice President for International Programs.

    He previously spent six years in Nepal where he established Save the Children’s country operations there and in neighboring Bhutan. His first assignment with the organization was in the Dominican Republic where he spent four years as the Country Director. Prior to joining Save the Children, Gary received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, his Master’s Degree from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, and, following his graduation from Cornell, he served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cuzco, Peru. Gary is fluent in Spanish and speaks some Nepali.

  • Christopher Sherman

    The Associated Press
    Christopher Sherman is a correspondent in Mexico City for The Associated Press. He moved to Mexico in October 2014 after spending six years with the AP in McAllen, Texas on the U.S.-Mexico border. At the border he wrote about U.S. law enforcement corruption, drug trafficking and immigration, including an unprecedented wave of Central American children entering the United States by themselves. Sherman was a 2010-11 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he explored the lasting effects of armed conflict on civilians. Before joining the AP, Sherman was a reporter at the Orlando Sentinel newspaper in Florida for five years. His first newspaper was The Daily Record in Baltimore, Md. A native of Hagerstown, Md., Sherman received a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in Vermont.
  • Jack P. Shonkoff

    Harvard University
    Director - Center on the Developing Child

    Jack Shonkoff is the Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Graduate School of Education; Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital; and Founding Director of the university-wide Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. He has served as Chair of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families at the National Academy of Sciences and led a blue-ribbon committee that produced the landmark report, From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development. Dr. Shonkoff has received multiple honors, including elected membership to the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences, the C. Anderson Aldrich Award in Child Development from the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy for Children from the Society for Research in Child Development. In 2011, he launched Frontiers of Innovation, a multi-sectoral, R&D platform that engages researchers, practitioners, policymakers, community leaders, parents, investors, and experts in systems change who are committed to driving science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough impacts on the development and lifelong health of young children and families facing adversity.

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  • Samantha Shotzbarger

    Associated Press
    Digital storytelling producer

    Samantha Shotzbarger is a digital storytelling producer on The Associated Press’s Top Stories hub. She has spent her career pursuing captivating ways to tell stories across multimedia formats. Previously, Shotzbarger helped launch AP’s Fact Checking desk and has worked on regional desks producing and experimenting with digital storytelling methods.

  • Narendra Shrestha

    Ochberg Fellow

    Narendra Shrestha is a photojournalist based in Nepal. His work has been published in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph UK, Independent UK, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times London, Die Welt and National Geographic, among others. Shrestha joined the European Press Photo Agency in 2003 after working for various national daily and weekly magazines in Nepal, where he documented the Maoist insurgency in Nepal (1996-2005) and the people’s uprising in 2006.

    Shrestha has won numerous national and international awards, including the Award of Excellence for Disaster and Disease Coverage at the China International Press Photo Contest. He is a graduate of the International Institute of Journalism in Berlin. 

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  • Manar Shukri

    International Rescue Committee
    Regional Early Childhood Development Technical Lead
    Manar Shukri is a Regional Early Childhood Development Technical Lead for the International Rescue Committee. She is a program leader for the “Sesame Seeds” project in Jordan, part of Sesame International, which provides early education for refugee children. Shukri began her career as a kindergarten teacher before moving into policy design, research and strategy for national and international organizations.
    Shukri implements programs involved in advocating for the rights of children and their caregivers in the area of Early Childhood Development (ECD). Among her accomplishments, Shukri developed a kindergarten curriculum and a national readiness program for children and caregivers, and has developed policies to improve ECD practices in Jordan.
    She holds a BA from the University of Jordan, and an MA in Early Childhood Education and Development from the University of Huddersfield.
  • Simon Shuster


    Simon Shuster is a senior correspondent for TIME Magazine based in New York and the magazine's former bureau chief in Berlin, where he was responsible for coverage of the European Union and the former Soviet Union. His family immigrated from Moscow to the United States in 1989 and settled in San Francisco, where Simon grew up. After serving as a writer and editor at the Stanford Daily, his university newspaper, Simon returned to Moscow in 2006 to work as a journalist and joined TIME there in 2013. He returned to the U.S. in February 2020 to work on the nation desk.

  • Nael Shyoukhri

    Nael Shyoukhri is a distinguished Palestinian cameraman who has worked for the Reuters news agency in the West Bank since 1995. In 1998 he was seriously wounded by rubber bullets fired by Israeli soldiers while covering unrest in Hebron. With support from Reuters, Nael has been an important contributor to the Dart Centre's discussions in London about how organisations can best prepare and care for employees exposed to psychological trauma.

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  • Marsha Sills

    Marsha Sills is a staff reporter at The Daily Advertiser. Sills started her career at the newspaper in late 2001 as a night cops reporter and covered the unfolding investigation of the 2002 murder of a local woman whose death was linked to serial killer Derrick Todd Lee.

    For the past two years, Sills has covered higher education. Most recently, health-care issues have been added to her beat coverage. During Hurricane Rita, Sills reported from Lake Charles, La., which was hit hard by the storm.

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  • Ilena Silverman

    Ilena Silverman is a story editor at The New York Times Magazine. She worked previously at GQ and Harper’s magazines and is the coeditor of What Counts: The Complete Harper’s Index.

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  • Andrea Simakis


    Andrea Simakis spent more than 20 years at The Plain Dealer covering everything from pop culture to wrongful convictions. Her work moved people to write an Ohio governor, earning a man an early release from prison, and prompted a local college to offer a scholarship in honor of forgotten women murdered by a serial killer. 

    Simakis was a Kiplinger Fellow at The Ohio State University and was chosen as one of 29 journalists worldwide to study at Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow. She is a frequent lecturer at Case Western Reserve University where she teaches courses on criticism and narrative non-fiction writing. ​ 

    Her national awards include the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism for her magazine profile of a lawyer who defends abused and neglected children in juvenile court; a National Headliner Award for her profile of Cleveland playwright Eric Coble as he shepherded his first play to Broadway, and the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for her magazine narrative on the plight of a diesel mechanic whose one punch earned him two years in prison.

  • Mikhael Simmonds

    Mikhael Simmonds is the Northeast Manager of Newsrooms and the Multimedia Lead for the Solutions Journalism Network. He is a freelance multimedia journalist who specializes in international reporting. He is also the co-founder of Harlem Focus, a multimedia blog/media lab used as a learning tool at the City College of New York, where he taught reporting classes. Over the years, Simmonds has worked with a number of news and non-for-profit organizations including Democracy Now!, GritTV, Seeds of Africa, the YMCA International, and the UN Department of Public Information and NGO Relations. He has also worked closely with the New York Amsterdam News, a 106-year-old Harlem-based African American Newspaper.

  • Darran Simon

    Ochberg Fellow

    Darran Simon is a senior writer with CNN Digital, where he covers national and international news. Throughout his career, he has covered a range of stories, from the rebuilding of public schools in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to mudslides and wildfires in California and violence in Camden, New Jersey. He has previously written for Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Times-Picayune and The Miami Herald.

    His work has been recognized by the New York Association of Black Journalists, the New York State Associated Press Association and the New Orleans Press Club. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He was born in London and raised in Guyana, New York and New Jersey. He now lives in Atlanta.

  • Abby Simons

    Star Tribune
    Assignment Editor

    Abby Simons is the Star Tribune’s Public Safety Editor. Her team covers crime and courts across the metro. She joined the Star Tribune in 2008 and previously reported on crime, courts and politics.

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  • Roger Simpson

    Roger Simpson is a former executive director of the Dart Center and co-author of "Covering Violence: An Ethical Guide to Reporting about Victims and Violence," published in 2000 by Columbia University Press.

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  • Liana Simstrom

    Supervising Producer

    Liana Simstrom is a Supervising Producer on the Enterprise Storytelling Unit, where she supports narrative longform podcasts including InvisibiliaRough TranslationEmbedded and short-run special series.

  • Autumn Slaughter

    Autumn Slaughter, a clinical psychology doctoral student, is a research assistant for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma’s research unit based out of The University of Tulsa. Autumn also serves as research lab coordinator for the Treatment and Assessment Center for Traumatic Stress (TACTS) and is a member of the Tulsa Institute for Trauma, Adversity and Injustice (TITAN), at The University of Tulsa.

  • Brian Slodysko

    Brian Slodysko, a University of Washington journalism student, currently reports on Washington State politics for the Associated Press.

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