Angelina FuscoDCE Board Chair, 2014 Senior Fellow, 2012 Ochberg FellowRead More
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.
Rania Abouzeid2013Read MoreRania Abouzeid is a freelance journalist who has chronicled the Syrian uprising since it began in 2011. Prior to that, she covered the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, and has reported on wars, assassinations and popular movements across the Middle East and Pakistan for the past 14 years. Her work has been published in TIME Magazine, The New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and a host of other outlets. Abouzeid has also appeared as a commentator on PBS, Al-Jazeera, BBC, CBS, CBC and other networks.
Elizabeth Aguilera2011Read More
Elizabeth Aguilera is a reporter at the San Diego Union-Tribune where she covers immigration and demographics and also writes about the economy and its impact on families.
Margarita Akhvlediani2007Read More
Margarita Akhvlediani worked as a reporter, editor and producer at a Georgian newspapers and radio stations through the civil wars and social breakdown of the early 1990s. She helped found the pioneering Caucasian news agency Black Sea Press and was Georgia correspondent for the legendary Russian radio station Ekho Mosky.
Laila Al-ArianOchberg Fellow2018
Laila Al-Arian is a Washington DC-based journalist and senior producer for Fault Lines, an award-winning current affairs program on Al Jazeera English. She has produced documentaries on subjects ranging from the impact of the heroin epidemic on children in Ohio to the devastating effect of the Trump administration's travel ban on two families in the Middle East, and an investigation into conditions inside factories in Bangladesh that produce goods for Walmart and Old Navy. She has been honored with a Peabody Award, Robert F Kennedy Award in journalism, National Headliner Award, and has been nominated for three News and Documentary Emmys. Her reporting has been picked up by the Rachel Maddow Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and the Huffington Post, among others.
Prior to joining Fault Lines, Al-Arian worked as a news producer for Al Jazeera English, covering everything from Guantanamo Bay’s youngest detainee to the re-settlement of Iraqi refugees in the US. She received a BA in English literature from Georgetown University and an M.S. from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Salon, The Independent, and other publications. She is co-author of the book Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians.
Maria T. Alvarez2002Read More
Maria T. Alvarez writes for Newsday. As a general assignment and beat reporter for the New York Post, she covered the Elian Gonzalez news story, the murder trial of Kennedy family nephew Michael Skakel and Ground Zero on and after September 11. She is a former reporter for the Hartford Courant and Boston Globe.
Donna Alvis-Banks2007Read More
Donna Alvis-Banks is a features reporter at the Roanoke (Va.) Times. Raised in Christiansburg, Va., she worked as a classroom teacher at Blacksburg High School before joining the Roanoke Times in 1988. As a features writer and news reporter she has won a Landmark Award and Virginia Press Association Award.
Alberto ArceOchberg Fellow2017Read More
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.
Maria Arce2012Read More
María Arce is the editorial coordinator of Clarin.com, the biggest news site in Latin America. Prior to joining Clarin.com in 2008, Arce worked as a producer at Canal 13, Clarin Global, Press TV and the EFE News Agency. In 2009 Arce won the CEMEX-FNPI Prize awarded by the New Journalism Foundation Iberoamericano established by Gabriel Garcia Marquez for her reporting on Obama’s Presidential campaign in 2008. In 2010 she won the King of Spain Prize for the same assignment. She has taught journalism at the University of San Andres and guest lectured at other universities in Argentina and Brazil. She lives in Argentina.
Solange Azevedo2010Read More
Solange Azevedo has been a journalist for Brazilian magazines for eleven years and has worked on more than 30 cover stories. She has been recognized with awards from many news organizations and was named a winner of the 2009 Human Rights and Service to the Community Award by the Inter American Press Association.
Isaac BaileyOchberg Fellow2017Read More
Isaac Bailey is a freelance journalist whose work has been published by Esquire Magazine, Politico, CNN.com, 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.
Melissa BaileyOchberg Fellow2019
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.
Anne BarnardOchberg Fellow2017Read More
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.
Gina Barton2000Read More
Gina Barton covers federal court, federal agencies and legal issues for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She also has worked at the Indianapolis Star, the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune and the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch.
KPM Basheer2012Read More
KPM Basheer (Mohammed Basheer) has been writing on development and environmental issues, human rights, social conflicts and mental health for The Hindu, a major English-language daily in India, for two decades. His home state of Kerala has had one of the highest suicide rates in Asia. Basheer reported extensively on ‘family suicide’ whereby entire families ended their lives, mainly due to economic distress, and ‘farmer suicide’ caused by indebtedness and the sharp fall in the prices of agricultural products. He has also reported on the poor conditions of psychiatric care homes and mental health rehabilitation centers in Kerala. Basheer has won the Sarojini Naidu national award for excellence in journalism, Asian Rice Journalist Award, Panos South Asia Fellowship, and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship of the US Government. He is currently a Special Correspondent with The Hindu and is based at Kochi, Kerala.
Moni Basu2007Read More
Moni Basu is a national and international reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has covered the Iraq war and spent five months embedded with a Georgia Army National Guard brigade.
Darius Bazargan2004Read More
Darius Bazargan is a BBC producer based in the Northeastern United Kingdom. Bazargan has covered a wide range of stories, including the Genoa G-8 riots, arms smuggling, currency fraud, and gay weddings in South Africa.
Jessica BenkoOchberg Fellow2017Read More
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.
Keti Bochorishvili2001Read More
Keti Bochorishvili is a correspondent for the BBC Central Asia and Caucasus Service. Bochorishvili files regular news reports for the BBC's morning Russian-language radio program, and researches and organizes a weekly discussion program for the Central Asia Service. Earlier this year she produced a documentary series on the Georgian-Abkhaz war.
Stefan BorgDirectorRead More
Stefan Borg is a senior foreign news correspondent and commentator at the TV4 Sweden news department. For more than twenty years he has reported from around the world on politics, conflicts and natural disasters. Stefan arrived early to cover the earth quakes in Haiti in 2010 and Nepal in 2015 as well as the typhoon in the Philippines in 2013. He has reported from the Balkan wars, the Middle East conflict including the first Gulf War 1991, the Gaza War 2014, the ”Arab Spring” in Egypt and the civil war in Libya 2011. Stefan was a New York based US Correspondent for TV4 1998-2003 and a Berlin based Eastern Europe correspondent for Swedish news paper Aftonbladet 1990-1992. Stefan has developed and handles travel security routines in hostile areas for TV4. He is a 2013 Ochberg Fellow.
Kate Bramson2005Read More
Kate Bramson has been on the Providence (R.I.) Journal reporting staff since August, 2002. Bramson spent six months in 2003 covering the rape of a 15-year-old girl by a popular classmate in Burrillville, R.I. The story, “Rape in a Small Town,” won the 2004 Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence.
Thomas J. Brennan2017 Ochberg FellowRead More
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.
Jimmie Briggs2001Read More
Jimmie Briggs is a freelance writer in New York City. Briggs has written on the struggles of young people in difficult circumstances, including child soldiers in battlegrounds around the world. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Village Voice, New York Times Magazine and George.
Karen BrownDart ECD Expert2015 Ochberg FellowRead More
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.
Peter Burdin2003Read More
Peter Burdin is the senior editor on the BBC’s Newsgathering team. In 1989, Burdin was on the BBC reporting team which covered the build-up to the violent suppression of democracy protests on China’s Tiananmen Square, and in the mid-90s, he spent three years in Johannesburg covering South Africa’s struggle to come to terms with its apartheid past. He has worked as assignments editor in BBC Newsgathering since 1996 and has played a key role in furthering the journalistic understanding of trauma.
Ana CardenesOchberg Fellow2017Read More
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.
Olivia CarvilleOchberg Fellow2017Read More
Olivia Carville is an investigative journalist with The New Zealand Herald. She 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.
Peter CaveRead More
Peter Cave is a veteran foreign correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Over the past 30 years he has covered most of the world's trouble spots, winning Australia’s most prestigious journalism award five times for his coverage of Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iraq War.
Ron Claiborne2003Read More
Ron Claiborne is a correspondent for ABC Network News, Boston Bureau. A journalist for more than 20 years, Claiborne’s recent assignments included traveling as an “embed” aboard U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln during the war in Iraq and covering the Boston Catholic Church scandal. He has reported spot news, breaking news and feature stories for World News Tonight, World News Saturday and Sunday, and Good Morning America, and is a regular contributor to abcnews.com and ABC Radio Network.
Maria Cleidejane Esperidião2014-2015Read More
Maria Cleidejane Esperidião began her journalism career in the early 1990’s. Her interests include international affairs and the role of global news agencies in setting the political agenda and in promoting global awareness. She has worked for several Brazilian magazines and newspapers and, since 1997, for Globo TV, the largest media company in Brazil. Over the last 8 years, Cleidejane has been editing and packaging stories filmed by Globo TV correspondents in Asia, the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, covering everything from the Arab Spring to the conflict in Syria and the recent war in Gaza. Since 2012, she has also worked for the international desk of Jornal Nacional, aired at prime time with a daily audience of around 30 million. In 1998, she was awarded an M.A. in Journalism Studies from Cardiff University, UK. She received her Ph.D. in 2011 from the Universidade Metodista de São Paulo (Methodist University of Sao Paulo), with research also developed in the U.S. at Bowling Green State University. She lives in Rio de Janeiro.
Penny Cockerell2000Read More
Penny Cockerell is a correspondent for the Associated Press and former staff reporter for the Daily Oklahoman in Oklahoma City. Cockerell has covered tornadoes, murder and mayhem on the police beat, the Columbine High School shootings, the Texas A&M bonfire tragedy, and the Oklahoma City bombing and subsequent trials of two defendants.
Emma Cowing2013Read MoreEmma Cowing is a journalist for The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday. In 2008 while covering the war in Afghanistan she nearly lost her life after collapsing with acute heatstroke during a foot patrol on the front line in temperatures of 52 degrees centigrade. Following her rescue and rehabilitation, she turned her attention to covering the aftermath of war, highlighting issues faced by Scotland's large community of military veterans. She ran a Scotsman campaign, Support Our Troops, and has written extensively about veterans traumatized by their military experiences, and the support available to them. She has spent time with grieving families, and interviewed soldiers about the effects of war. Cowing cut her teeth as a junior reporter for The Sunday Times Scotland and is also a former features editor of The Scotsman. During her 16-year career she has reported from South America and Malaysia as well as across the UK and Scotland, covering topics ranging from the upcoming Scottish independence referendum to the plight of abandoned street children in Peru.
Gabrielle Crist1999Read More
Gabrielle Crist was a staff writer for the Rocky Mountain News, formerly of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She has written sensitive articles and features on domestic violence, including "Eric's Blessing," published in 2000, a five-part series on the impact his mother's death had on a young boy. She has also collaborated with Roger Simpson in developing guidelines for interviewing children in crisis.
Dave Cullen2002Read More
David Cullen is a free-lance journalist. Cullen has contributed work to The New York Times, National Public Radio and the online publications Salon.com and Slate.com.
Ted Czech2004Read More
Ted Czech covers fires, accidents, homicides and other traumatic subjects as a night police/general assignment reporter for the York (Penn.) Daily Record. He has also explored the study of how journalists are affected by the trauma they cover.
Trenton Daniel2014-2015Read More
Trenton Daniel is an editor on the North America desk for The Associated Press in New York. Recently, he was the news cooperative’s Haiti correspondent, a post he began in March 2011. Prior to that, Daniel spent eight years as a staff writer with the Miami Herald, where he was part of a team that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for its 2010 Haiti earthquake coverage. Overseas assignments have also taken him to Iraq, Guatemala and throughout the Caribbean. He was a fellow with the International Reporting Project (formerly the Pew Fellowship program) in 2003 for which he traveled to Nigeria, and has also worked for the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York. Daniel is a graduate of Reed College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Gretel Daugherty2000Read More
Gretel Daugherty is a photojournalist in Colorado. Daugherty has worked for the Denver Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Associated Press. She has been active in reporting on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and in fighting for the rights of military veterans who suffer from PTSD.
Donna DeCesare2003Read More
Donna DeCesare is an award-winning photojournalist with extensive experience covering Latin America. She is currently on the faculty of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the Advisory Board of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.
Janine di Giovanni2014-2015Read More
Janine di Giovanni is the Middle East Editor of Newsweek and an Associate Fellow at The Geneva Center for Security. She is the author of six books and will publish “Seven Days in Syria” (WW Norton) in July 2015. A documentary made alongside the book, which focuses on the ordinary lives of civilians responding to the war, will also come out at the same time. di Giovanni has reported on more than a dozen wars and conflicts over the past two decades. Her focus has always been civilian rights and human rights violations. She has won numerous awards, including an ASME National Magazine Award, two Amnesty International Awards, and Britain's Foreign Correspondent of the Year. Her trademark is to focus on the micro, and the effect of violence, trauma and war on society. She has worked in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Somalia, Liberia Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Chechnya, East Timor, Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia and many other places. She has served as an adviser to the United Nations, as well as to senior military advisers. Her TED Talk on war got more than 750,000 hits on Youtube. di Giovanni is also a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and has been a contributor to Granta, The New York Times and Harpers. An American, she lives in Paris with her son, Luca.
Rachel DissellRead More
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.
Amy Dockser Marcus2009Read More
Amy Dockser Marcus is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She was based in Israel as the Journal's Middle East correspondent from 1991 to 1998, and has written two books that grew out of her experiences there. She was awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting for a series she wrote about the physical, emotional, and monetary challenges facing cancer survivors.
Hannah DreierOchberg Fellow2018
Hannah Dreier is a reporter at ProPublica, focusing on immigration. From 2014 to 2017, she was Caracas correspondent for The Associated Press. Her reporting on the human impact of the economic crisis in Venezuela was honored with the James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism, the Overseas Press Club Hal Boyle Award and a Gerald Loeb Award.
Dreier joined AP in 2012 as a politics reporter in the Sacramento bureau, and later covered the business of gambling from Las Vegas. She began her career as a metro reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she wrote about gang violence and police accountability issues.
Marko DrobnjakovicOchberg Fellow2019
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).
Alex Duval Smith2015 Ochberg Fellow, 2017 Senior FellowRead More
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.
Kathryn Eastburn2001Read More
Kathryn Eastburn is an editor of the Colorado Springs Independent. Eastburn has written about teen suicide and its repercussions, depression, and the murder of a child by a family member. In covering these topics, she has raised issues of the gang mentality, bullying, ready access to lethal weapons, and the need for more open dialogue about violence and traumatic events.
Ismail EinasheOchberg Fellow2017Read More
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.
Patricia Evangelista2015Read More
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.
Patrick Farrell2010Read More
Patrick Farrell has been a photographer at The Miami Herald since 1987. He is the recipient of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for his photographs of the devastation in Haiti caused by a particularly brutal hurricane season.
Maggie FickOchberg Fellow2018
Maggie Fick is the East Africa Deputy Bureau Chief for Reuters. Since 2010, she has worked as a journalist in Africa and the Middle East for The Associated Press, Financial Times, and Reuters covering stories including the 2013 coup in Egypt, conflict in Iraq in 2014, Nigeria's economic crisis and the 2017 elections in Kenya.
As a new member of Reuters' Peer Support Network, she strives to promote both open and confidential discussion among colleagues about mental health and self-care.
Natasha Gardner2011Read More
Natasha Gardner is a writer and editor at 5280, Denver’s magazine. Gardner’s investigative work focuses on the justice system and child welfare.
Arnessa Garrett2006Read More
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.
Javier Garza2013 Ochberg FellowRead More
Javier Garza is a journalist based in Torreón, Mexico. He is the news editor at Imagen Laguna and a consultant on journalist protection at the World Association of Newspapers, and is a member of the board of Article19’s Mexico and Central America Office. As editorial director of El Siglo de Torreón he developed safety protocols for covering a wave of violence unleashed by organized crime groups in the city, which included armed attacks and kidnappings against the newspaper. He is recipient of the Dart Ochberg fellowship. In 2014-15 he was a Knight Fellow at the International Center for Journalists focused on digital security and documenting attacks against the press in Mexico. Garza has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the Universidad Iberoamericana and a master’s in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. He has lectured on violence against the media at universities and press organizations in Mexico, the United States, Europe and South America and serves as an adviser on Newsroom Safety at the World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA).
Aaron Glantz2011 Ochberg FellowRead MoreAaron 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.
Carol Gorga Williams2001Read More
Carol Gorga Williams is a reporter for the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey. Gorga Williams has covered crime and the criminal justice system, diversity issues, trauma, post-traumatic stress and acute stress disorder. She is currently working on a 20-month project on the impact of fatal crashes on survivors and the community at large.
Dan Grech2008Read More
Dan Grech is co-senior producer and co-host of WLRN's "Under the Sun." Dan is also the radio news director for the WLRN Miami Herald Report, where he produces 15 daily newscasts for South Florida’s public radio station
Frank GreenOchberg Fellow2001Read More
Frank Green is a reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia. Green's coverage of the criminal justice system and prison issues includes capital punishment, wrongful convictions, sexual assault victims, and prosecutorial and police misconduct. He has been credited with helping clear the names of several wrongfully convicted persons. Green was the 1997 winner of the Thurgood Marshall Journalism Award for his coverage of the death penalty, the 2015 Innocence Network Journalism Award, and the Virginia Press Association Journalist of the Year Award 2015.
Lori Grinker2005Read More
Lori Grinker is a photographer for Contact Press Images. She has photographed victims of violent conflict and war in more than 30 countries.
Safiullah Gul2014-2015Read More
Safiullah Gul began his journalism career in 1995 working for English print media in Pakistan at publications including The Frontier Post, The News International, The Sun International, The Statesman and Dawn newspaper. As a journalist from South Waziristan, one of the most volatile regions along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Gul was a go-authority for stories from South Waziristan and the eastern border of Afghanistan immediately after the 9/11. Gul has contributed to Paravda.ru as well as to local print media. In 2007 he joined Geo English TV as a correspondent from the KPK and tribal region. In 2008 he was named bureau chief for the DUNYA News Network. Gul was injured in a double-bombing incident, and survived many other encounters while covering attacks on NATO supply routes. He was a 2013 Dart Asia Pacific fellow, and has trained other journalists on political reporting, conflict reporting, safe journalism, ethical journalism and journalists’ security and wellbeing.
Amantha PereraDart Centre Asia PacificProject LeadRead MoreAmantha 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 TIME, Reuters/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.
David Handschuh1999Read More
David Handschuh is a photographer for the New York Daily News. He covered the Columbine High School shootings, the aftermath of Pan Am flight 103's crash in Scotland, and the tragic Happy Land Social Club fire in New York City. He served for three years on the executive of the National Press Photographers Association and, in July 2000 was elected to a one-year term as the organization's president.
Alex Hannaford2012 Ochberg FellowRead More
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.
Khaled Hasan2011Read More
Khaled Hasan is a storyteller and photographer. Hasan has worked as a freelancer for several daily newspapers in Bangladesh as well as for international magazines. His documentary project "Living Stone" has won numerous international awards.
Tham Seen HauOchberg Fellow2018
Tham Seen Hau currently heads Kinitv, the video arm of the independent news portal Malaysiakini.
She has nearly two decades of experience working in satellite television news, radio and digital media. She has covered Malaysian politics extensively over the years with a particular interest in infringement of human rights and political violence. Seen Hau was a 2015 East-West Center fellow. She is also a regular speaker on digital media freedom in Malaysia.
Ron Haviv2004Read More
Ron Haviv is a photographer for the VII agency (of which he is a co-founder), has covered conflict in Latin America and the Caribbean, crisis in Africa, the Gulf War, fighting in Russia, conflict in the Balkans, the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the war in Afghanistan and the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Caleb Hellerman2004Read More
Caleb Hellerman is a producer for CNN's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. He has reported extensively on mental health and trauma issues, including suicide and experimental drug treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Amy Herdy2004Read More
Amy Herdy is an investigative reporter for the The Denver Post. She spent more than a year uncovering flaws in the handling of domestic abuse and sexual assault cases in the military, for the series “Betrayal in the Ranks,” which was a finalist for the 2004 Dart Award. She joined the Post in 2002, after six years at the St. Petersburg Times.
George Hoff2007Read More
George Hoff is Managing Editor of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News in Ottawa. He has also served as the CBC's director of global news gathering, senior executive producer of news and Washington bureau producer. He is chair of the North American Broadcasters Association Safety and Security Committee and sits on the board of RTNDA Canada.
Stuart Hughes2012Read More
Stuart Hughes is senior world affairs producer with BBC News, working across TV, radio, online and social media. He is based in London, and has worked in international news for more than a decade, While covering the Iraq War in 2003, Stuart stepped on an anti-personnel landmine. As a result of his injuries his right leg was amputated below the knee. He is an active campaigner against landmines and a patron of the Mines Advisory Group. Hughes is a member of the advisory committee of the Rory Peck Trust, and a consultant to the International News Safety Institute. He was a 2012 Dart Center Ochberg Fellow.
Dana Hull2004Read More
Dana Hull has been a metro reporter for The San Jose Mercury News since 1999. He has reported on the California energy crisis, earthquakes, the anti-WTO demonstrations in Seattle, forest fires, sexual abuse by Catholic priests and Retired Gen. Wesley Clark's campaign for the presidency.
Liisa Hyvarinen Temple2001Read More
Liisa Hyvarinen Temple is a journalist based in Tampa, Florida working in print, broadcast and online. She is also adjunct professor for print and broadcast journalism at University of South Florida and University of Tampa.
Abubakar Adam IbrahimOchberg Fellow2018
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is a Nigerian writer and journalist. Since 2009 he has worked at Nigeria’s leading newspaper, The Daily Trust, where he has written about arts, international politics and about people displaced by Boko Haram and other conflicts in Nigeria. Ibrahim has been a fellow at the Journalist Forum for World Peace in South Korea (2016), and the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellowship in Colombia (2013). He is also a Civitella Ranieri fellow (2015) as well as a recipient of the Sylt Foundation/Goethe Institut African Writer’s Residency Award. In 2016, Ibrahim was commissioned by the Berlin Literature Festival to contribute to an anthology entitled ‘Refugees Worldwide’. His reporting on the IDP camps in Northern Nigeria has appeared in Die Berliner Zeitung, Granta, and in the Daily Trust. His journalism has also appeared on the BBC, Aljazeera and other international media.
Kateryna Ivanova2011Read More
Kateryna Ivanova heads the only investigative news organization in Ukraine, the Rivne Investigative Reporting Agency. She also runs a multimedia investigative project called Chetverta Vlada - The Forth Estate.
Laura Jackson2000Read More
Laura Jackson is a producer-in-residence for WHYY, a public-television station in Philadelphia. Jackson has produced documentaries on economic justice for women, rehabilitation for first-time offenders in a county jail, and efforts to improve the quality of life in violent neighborhoods.
Lena Jakobsson2006Read More
Lena Jakobsson is a producer for Court TV news. Among many other stories, she has covered the trials of Andrea Yates, Zacarias Moussaoui and Edgar Ray Killen, and the massacre at Columbine High School.
Robert L. Jamieson Jr.2005Read More
Robert L. Jamieson Jr. is a metro columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He began as a P-I reporter in 1991, covering education, city hall and general assignment beats.
Jenny Johanna Manrique Cortés2006Read More
Jenny Johanna Manrique Cortés is a freelance journalist formerly based in Bucaramanga, Colombia. After reporting for the publication Vanguardia Liberal on the activities of paramilitary groups, Manrique received a number of death threats and was forced to leave Colombia. Since leaving Colombia in March 2006, she has written for El Espectator, Latin America Press, and Interprensa.
Abigail Jones2014-2015Read More
Abigail Jones is a writer, editor and New York Times bestselling author. She is a senior writer at Newsweek, where she has written cover stories on Jane Goodall, America's college drinking crisis, the sexualization of tween girls, and homophobia in figure skating. She has also investigated the Slender Man stabbing, Alzheimer's disease and a little-known housing solution for aging Americans. Before joining Newsweek, Jones worked at the Forward, The Daily and The Atlantic, and freelanced widely. She co-authored the New York Times nonfiction bestseller “Restless Virgins: Love, Sex, and Survival in Prep School,” now a Lifetime Original Movie. She has an M.A. in Arts and Culture Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, an M.S. in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College. She lives in New York City.
Maggie Jones2013Read MoreMaggie Jones is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and a 2012 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. A National Magazine Award finalist, Jones writes about social issues including immigration, poverty, race, gender, education and families. She has also written articles and book reviews for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, Salon, Mother Jones, Elle and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Jones has been a guest lecturer at Boston College and Harvard University on topics ranging from immigration to narrative journalism. In addition to her work throughout the United States, she has reported from Japan, Thailand, Burma and Guatemala.
Susan Kaplan2010 Ochberg FellowWriter, Professional Practice ResourcesRead More
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.
Jeff Kelly LowensteinData Journalist & Lecturer, Columbia Journalism SchoolOchberg Fellow, 2008Read More
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.
Seamus KeltersOchberg Fellow2002Read More
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.
Kelly Kennedy2008Read More
Kelly Kennedy has, since February 2007, been a medical/health reporter for all of Gannett's military papers — Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times and Marine Times. Before that, she was a reporter for Army Times.
Quique KierszenbaumOchberg Fellow2018
Quique Kierszenbaum is a Jerusalem-based independent photographer, journalist and videographer. He is the Middle East Correspondent for Television Nacional Uruguay. His work has appeared in numerous other publications including The Guardian, The Independent, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Paris Match, El Pais and La Diaria.
While his main focus for the past two decades has been on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, he has also reported from Jordan, Egypt, Northern Ireland, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan. His 2016 book, "Postales de la Tierra Santa” (Postcards from the Holy Land), recounts a personal journey of 10 years into the individual and collective trauma of the Palestinian - Israeli conflict.
Kathie Klarreich2011Read More
Kathie Klarreich began her career as a journalist in Haiti in 1986. Since then, she has reported for print, radio and television. As one of the International Center for Journalists’ Knight International Journalism Fellows, her current focus is coaching and mentoring Haitian journalists in investigative reporting skills to help them track the aid money.
Peter Klein2015Read More
Peter Klein is a broadcast journalist and the founder of the Global Reporting Centre, a non-profit focused on producing and innovating journalism on underreported issues around the world. He is the former director of the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where he continues to teach the International Reporting course. Klein was a longtime producer at CBS News 60 Minutes, and is a regular opinion contributor to The Globe & Mail. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including several Emmy, Murrow and Sigma Delta Chi awards. He has an MS in Journalism from Columbia, and lives in Vancouver, Canada.
Kim Komenich2006Read More
Kim Komenich is a staff photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle. He has covered stories in the Philippines, Vietnam, El Salvador, the Soviet Union and Guyana. Most recently he made three trips to Iraq as an embed. He won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography, the 1983 World Press Photo award for news picture stories, the National Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Professional Journalists and three National Headliner Awards .
Dina Kraft2014-2015Read More
Dina Kraft is a freelance journalist and the associate program coordinator of the Media Innovation track at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism. A long-time foreign correspondent, first for The Associated Press and then as a freelancer writer for The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, JTA and others, Kraft covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for over a decade. As an A.P. correspondent she was also based in Johannesburg where she covered southern Africa, reporting extensively on the AIDS pandemic. Kraft has reported from Turkey, Pakistan, Russia, Tunisia, Jordan and the Ukraine. In the U.S. her reporting has shifted to urban violence and incarceration in America. She was a 2012 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
Lisa KrantzOchberg Fellow2017Read More
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.
Teru Kuwayama2010Read More
Teru Kuwayama is a freelance photographer based in New York City. His first published photographs were in Maximum Rock'n'Roll, an international punk rock fanzine based in the Bay Area. In 1998, he began working as a contributing photographer to Life magazine, and then for other publications including Time, Newsweek, National Geographic and Outside.
Christina Lamb2008Read More
Christina Lamb is currently a roving foreign affairs correspondent for the Sunday Times of London. She has been a foreign correspondent for more than 20 years, living in Pakistan, Brazil and South Africa.
Imogen Lamb2014-2015 Ochberg FellowRead More
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.
Alysa Landry2008Read More
Alysa Landry is a reporter at the Farmington Daily Times in Four Corners, N.M. She covers the Navajo Nation and has reported extensively on returning Iraq War veterans. The winner of an Associated Press Managing Editors award for beat reporting, she was previously a reporter for the Patriot-Ledger of Quincy, Mass.
Arlene Levinson1999Read More
Arlene Levinson is a national writer for the Associated Press in New York. She has written for the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia, The Charlotte Observer and other newspapers, and published An Addict in the Family in 1986. She has been recognized for her skills as an investigative journalist and coverage of violence as a societal issue.
Russell Lewis2010Read More
Russell Lewis is the Southern Bureau Chief for NPR News, a post he has held since 2006. Lewis focuses on the issues and news central to the Southeast — from Florida to Virginia to Texas, including West Virginia, Kentucky and Oklahoma. In addition to developing and expanding NPR's coverage of the region, Lewis assigns and edits stories from station-based reporters and freelancers alike, working closely with local correspondents and public radio stations. He also spent a year in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, coordinating NPR's coverage of the rebuilding effort. He's currently based in Birmingham, Alabama.
Julia A. Lieblich2002Read More
Julia A. Lieblich is a religion writer for The Chicago Tribune. Author of the book Sisters: Lives of Devotion and Defiance, a nonfiction portrait of four nuns in the Roman Catholic Church, Lieblich's recent work includes articles on the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church
Kristen Lombardi2003Read More
Kristen Lombardi is a staff writer at the Center for Public Integrity. 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.
David Loyn2005Read More
David Loyn is an award-winning foreign correspondent for the BBC, where he has worked for 30 years reporting from Moscow, Kosovo, Kashmir, and Kabul, among other places. He also was the only foreign correspondent who was with the Taliban when they took Kabul in 1996.
Kari Lydersen2009Read More
Kari Lydersen is a staff writer for The Washington Post in their Midwest bureau, and also freelances for various publications including The Chicago Reader and In These Times. She is the author of three books, and co-author of "Shoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun."
James MacMillan2007Read More
James MacMillan is an independent multimedia journalist, university educator and new media consultant based in Philadelphia. He was senior photographer and photo-columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, where he worked beginning in 1991.
Beth Macy2011Read More
Beth Macy is the families beat reporter at The Roanoke Times in Virginia, where she has worked since 1989. 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.”
Nour MalasOchberg Fellow2019
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.
Alia Malek2012Read MoreAlia Malek is a journalist and civil rights lawyer. She is the author of A Country Called Amreeka: US History Re-Told Through Arab American Lives and editor of Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post 9/11 Injustices. Her reportage has appeared in several places including the New York Times, The Nation, the Christian Science Monitor, Jadaliyya, McSweeneys, and Guernica.
Melissa Manware2005Read More
Melissa Manware has been a public safety reporter for The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer since 1998. Among many tragic stories, she has written about a teenager who told her family that she'd been molested (the teenager's father then killed the man she'd accused); a 26-year-old death row inmate convicted of stabbing and beating his parents to death; and a homeless, alcoholic Army veteran who died in a fire he started to keep warm.
Michael Marizco2007Read More
Michael Marizco is a freelance journalist and editor of BorderReporter.com, investigating and covering issues in the Mexico-U.S. border regions. He has reported extensively on the killings of migrants, and for the last several years has been investigating the cases of missing and murdered Mexican reporters.
John McCusker2009Read More
John McCusker has been a staff photographer at the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper since 1986. In 2005 he was one of a dozen staffers at the newspaper that stayed behind to document the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. McCusker was part of a reporting team awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
Paul McEnroe2005Read More
Paul McEnroe is an investigative reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He has covered murders, clergy abuse, government wrongdoing and war in his 25-year career at the Star Tribune. He covered the 1991 Gulf War and the current war in Iraq as an unembedded unilateral. In mid-February 2003, McEnroe and a Star Tribune photographer smuggled themselves across the Turkish border into Iraqi Kurdistan in the back of a potato truck.
Kelly McEversShow HostRead MoreKelly 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.
Tara McKelvey2007Read More
Tara Mckelvey is a senior editor at The American Prospect Magazine. She is a research fellow at NYU School of Law's Center on Law and Security and a contributing editor to Marie Claire magazine.
Maryn McKenna2009Read More
Maryn McKenna is an independent magazine and online journalist specializing in domestic and global public health and health policy. She writes for the magazines SELF, Health and More, and is a contributing writer for the Annals of Emergency Medicine and a staff member at the nonprofit online news service CIDRAP.
Kevin McKiernan2006Read More
Kevin McKiernan a freelance journalist, filmmaker, photographer and television producer, has reported from Central America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. His articles and photographs have appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, Time and other publications.
Brett McLeod2010Read More
Brett McLeod is a journalist with the Nine Network in Melbourne Australia. His reporting has taken him all over the world, most recently to Bangkok, where he covered the Red Shirt protests and to the conflict zones of Baghdad, Beirut and Dili.
Amy McQuireOchberg Fellow2014-2015Read More
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.
Jacques Menasche2010Read More
Jacques Menasche is an independent writer, editor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a desk clerk at The New York Times and has since covered conflict and culture around the world. His writing has appeared in The New York Daily News, ESPN The Magazine, Vanity Fair, Fader, The Independent, and Corriere dela Sera.
Rosa Meneses2012Read More
Rosa Meneses is a news reporter on the foreign desk of El Mundo, one of Spain’s leading newspapers. Since 1999, she has specialized in coverage of the Middle East and North Africa. Since the outbreak of the 2011 Arab Spring, she has covered the Tunisian revolution, the conflict in Libya in all its phases and the civil war in Syria. While covering the Libyan uprising in Misurata Meneses was shot in the back, surviving thanks to a flak jacket. She reported on the war in Lebanon (summer of 2006) and since 2003 she has been travelling regularly to report on events in Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, the Gulf countries and the Israel-Palestine conflict. Meneses won the Spain’s National Award on New Journalism in 2010 for her coverage in Morocco. She currently is a contributor for the think-tanks NOREF (Oslo) and CEIPAZ (Madrid), and an analyst for Radio Nederland (Dutch National Radio’s Spanish service) and Revolve Magazine.
Josh Meyer2013Read More
Josh Meyer is Director of Education and Outreach at the Medill National Security Initiative, and the McCormick Lecturer in National Security Studies at the Medill School of Journalism. Before joining Medill in January 2010, Meyer spent 20 years at the Los Angeles Times where he focused on a wide range of issues, including government, politics and law enforcement. From 2000 on, he focused on terrorism and related intelligence, law enforcement and national security issues while traveling extensively to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Persian Gulf. Meyer is the co-author of the 2012 bestselling book, The Hunt For KSM; Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, which was named a New York Times “Editors’ Choice’’ book in July 2012. During his two decades at the Los Angeles Times, Meyer shared two staff Pulitzer Prizes, and was nominated himself on numerous other occasions. He has been recognized with top awards from the Southern California Press Association for his investigative reporting as well as the overseas Press Club’s Hal Boyle international reporting award.
Lisa Millar2007Read More
Lisa Millar is a senior journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, working in both radio and television as a journalist and presenter. She was a foreign correspondent for the ABC in Washington, D.C., for three years and has covered major stories in Asia, London and America, including the 2005 Bali bombing and the controversial hanging of an Australian drug runner in Singapore. She won a Walkley Award for investigative reporting in 2005.
Michele MitchellOchberg Fellow2018
Michele Mitchell is a documentary filmmaker and award-winning investigative reporter on “NOW with Bill Boyers” (PBS). She began her broadcasting career as political anchor at CNN Headline News, where she specialized in US politics. At PBS, she developed a reputation for discovering overlooked social justice stories before leaving to start her own production company. She was the director, producer, writer and co-executive producer of “Haiti: Where Did the Money Go” which won the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best TV Documentary, the Gracie Award for Best Investigative Feature and the CINE Special Jury Award for Best Investigative Documentary. Her first feature documentary, The Uncondemned, tells the story of a group of young international lawyers and activists who fought to make rape a crime of war, and the Rwandan women who came forward to testify and win justice.
Mitchell is a graduate of Northwestern University. She is the author of three books.
Miles Moffeit2004Read More
Miles Moffeit is an investigative reporter for The Denver Post. He spent more than a year uncovering flaws in the handling of domestic abuse and sexual assault cases in the military, for the series “Betrayal in the Ranks,” which was a finalist for the 2004 Dart Award.
Jina Moore2009Read More
Jina Moore is a a freelance journalist and multimedia producer who covers human rights, Africa and foreign affairs. She is a regular correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, and has worked from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda and eastern Congo. Her work has also appeared in Foreign Policy, Newsweek, The Columbia Journalism Review, The Walrus (Canada), Glamour Magazine, Harvard Magazine, Congressional Quarterly Press, and "Best American Science Writing," among others. She was a Dart Center Ochberg Fellow in 2009.
John Moore2008Read More
John Moore is a photojournalist for Getty Images. Moore won the 2007 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award from the Overseas Press Club of America for his photograph capturing the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and received this year’s Best of Photojournalism Award from the National Press Photographers Association.
Hollman Morris2008Read More
Hollman Morris is a reporter for “Contravía” on Channel One in Colombia. This year the Foundation for New Journalism, established by Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, recognized Morris with the top award for TV reporting in Latin America. Human Rights Watch also awarded Morris the 2007 Human Rights Defender Award for courageous reporting.
Pete Muller2015Read More
Pete Muller is an American photographer based in Nairobi, Kenya. His work focuses on masculinity, national identity and conflict in post-colonial states. He works on a mix of editorial assignments and long-term personal projects. His ongoing work, A Tale of Two Wolves, examines the interplay between concepts of masculinity, male experience and violence. He has worked in South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, the Palestinian Territories, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and elsewhere. He is a contributing photographer to National Geographic Magazine, TIME Magazine, and the Washington Post and has received awards from World Press Photo, the Overseas Press Club, TIME Magazine, Pictures of the Year International, the Open Society Institute and others. He is member of the photo collective, Prime.
Tara Murtha2012Read More
Tara Murtha is a writer and columnist at Philadelphia Weekly, where she focuses on news, crime, policy and social justice issues with particular interest in youth violence, sexual violence, gender/media issues and reproductive rights. Murtha is a member of GunCrisis.org, an experimental multimedia collaboration of journalists that documents the gunfire homicide crisis in Philadelphia in search of solutions. In 2012 and 2011, Murtha was honored with the Distinguished Writer award by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. In 2012, PW’s “The Rape Issue” earned the first place Public Interest award by the Association for Alternative Newsmedia for exposing shortfalls of the criminal justice system in correctly classifying and successfully prosecuting rape. She earned a master’s degree in English & Publishing from Rosemont College and teaches journalism at Temple University.
Irene NasserOchberg Fellow2017Read More
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.
Peter NickeasOchberg Fellow2018Read More
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.
Stephanie NolenOchberg Fellow2018
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.
Scott North2003Read More
Scott North is local news editor for The Herald in Everett, WA. North has reported on virtually every aspect of the criminal justice system and helped The Herald develop innovative techniques in covering violence in a sensitive, accurate, and insightful way.
Maria Nyanyiwa Mataruse2012Read More
Maria Nyanyiwa Mataruse is a Radio Editor with Zimbabwe’s Radio Voice of the People (VOP), a broadcasting house that is currently operating from exile owing to the restrictive media laws in the country. She joined Radio VOP in 2002 as a producer for the popular program “The People Are Talking.” In the same year the organization’s offices were bombed. In 2005 she was arrested together with two other producers and board members for allegedly broadcasting without a license. After a lengthy trial the case against her and the other employees and board members was thrown out by the courts. To ensure consistency on air, Radio VOP the organization was forced to relocate to South Africa.
Finbarr O'Reilly2013 Ochberg FellowRead More
Finbarr O'Reilly spent 12 years as a Reuters correspondent and staff photographer based in West and Central Africa and won the 2006 World Press Photo of the Year. His coverage of conflicts and social issues across Africa has earned numerous awards from the National Press Photographer's Association and Pictures of the Year International for both his multimedia work and photography, which has been exhibited internationally. Finbarr spent two years living in Congo and Rwanda and his multimedia exhibition Congo on the Wire debuted at the 2008 Bayeux War Correspondent's Festival before traveling to Canada and the US. He embedded regularly with coalition forces fighting in Afghanistan between 2008-2011 before moving to Israel in 2014, where he covered the summer war in Gaza from inside the Strip. He is a 2016 MacDowell Colony Fellow and a writer in residence at the Carey Institute for Global Good, a 2015 Yale World Fellow, a 2014 Ochberg Fellow at Columbia University’s DART Center for Journalism and Trauma, and a 2013 Harvard Nieman Fellow. He is among those profiled in Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, a documentary film about the psychological costs of covering war. The film won a 2013 Peabody Award and was shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award. He is currently based in London.
Lynne O’DonnellOchberg Fellow2017Read More
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.
Karen Percy2020 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.
Dave Philipps2010Read More
Dave Philipps is the author of "Lethal Warriors: When the New Band of Brothers Came Home," published by Palgrave Macmillan. A reporter for The Colorado Springs Gazette, he writes long-form investigative pieces as well as light features. He was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in the local reporting category for his series, “Casualties of War,” on combat soldiers at Fort Carson returning from war and committing violence in Colorado Springs.
Ronke Phillips2009Read More
Ronke Phillips has been a journalist for more than 20 years working in print, radio and television. She has worked for BBC Day Time, BBC features, BBC New York and GMTV, and is currently a correspondent for ITV's London Tonight.
Ruth Pollard2013Read MoreRuth Pollard is an award-winning journalist and editor with 23 years experience in journalism. She is the Middle East Correspondent for two Australian newspapers: The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Based in Cairo, her job takes her throughout the Middle East and North Africa, reporting on the Arab revolutions from Egypt, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Tunisia and on the conflict in Israel and Palestine. She is a two- time finalist for the Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism and the 2009 winner of the Australian Human Right Community Human Rights Award for Newsprint Feature. Pollard is a past president of the NSW Journalists’ Benevolent Fund.
Natalie Pompilio2001Read More
Natalie Pompilio a staff writer for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. Pompilio covers the police beat in a city known for an unusually high rate of violent crime.
Ashley Powers2012Read More
Ashley Powers is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She spent four years as a national correspondent based in Las Vegas, where she covered Nevada’s economic collapse during the Great Recession and its struggles with homelessness, suicide and child prostitution. She also wrote extensively about survivors of major tragedies, including mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Tucson, Ariz., and wildfires in Texas. A 2003 graduate of the University of Toledo in Ohio, Powers now covers courts and legal issues in Southern California. Her work has been honored by the Best of the West and Los Angeles Press Club journalism contests and cited in “The Best American Sports Writing.”
Jake PriceOchberg Fellow2018
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.
Kari Pricher2013Read MoreKari Pricher is an Editorial Producer for CNN Anderson Cooper 360. For more than a decade, she has traveled to communities coping with enormous loss to bring their stories to light. Recent assignments have included the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, and post-tornado devastation in Moore, Oklahoma. From 2007 to 2011, Pricher was a segment producer with ABC Good Morning America Weekend, and, from 2011-2012 she was part of the team at The Dr. Oz Show who won the Emmy Award for Best Daytime Talk Show/Informative.
Joe Raedle2011Read More
Joe Raedle is a photographer with Getty Images based in Miami. His work with Getty has varied from festivities in the bayous of Louisiana to the mountain peaks of war-torn Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq.
Rawya Rageh2014-2015Read More
Rawya Rageh is a roving correspondent for Al Jazeera English. She has been covering Nigeria and Kenya for the past year, including the aftermath of brutal attacks by the armed groups Boko Haram and Al Shabab, and their impact on people's lives. She was the first Al Jazeera English reporter to cover the unfolding protests in Egypt in January 2011, which culminated in the removal of Hosni Mubarak from office, and continued to cover the subsequent tumultuous transition for more than two years. Her coverage of the Egyptian Revolution was listed by Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism among 100 "Great Stories" produced by its alumni in the past 100 years. Rageh also covered the Iraq war in its early years, the subsequent civil war, Saddam's genocide trial, as well as the gradual withdrawal of US forces from there. Before joining AJE, she was a Middle-East based reporter for A.P., covering major regional stories, including the crisis in Darfur, Sudan. She received her M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Kari René Hall2004Read More
Kari René Hall is a free-lance photographer. She has photographed car accidents, plane crashes, shooting scenes, murder trials, drowning, funerals, grieving families and many other traumatic stories during more than two decades as a journalist.
Ronna RísquezOchberg Fellow2019
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 Runrun.es. 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.
Amanda Rivkin2014-2015Read More
Amanda Rivkin is a photojournalist whose work has been published in the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Le Monde, The Sunday Times of London Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, TIME, and others. She has given interviews about her work to the BBC World Service, National Geographic Weekend Radio, and Voice of Russia. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S., Spain and Syria. Rivkin was the recipient of a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to photograph life along the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey in 2010 and in 2014 to photograph the postwar reconstruction of Bosnia; a Poynter Fellowship at Yale University to give a lecture, “Protests, Pipelines and Women: Photojournalism in Turkey and Azerbaijan” in the fall of 2013; a Fulbright grant to photograph in Azerbaijan in 2011-2012; and a McCloy Fellowship in Journalism from the American Council on Germany to report in Germany and Poland on the controversial Center Against Expulsions in 2007. Rivkin holds degrees from the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Sarah Lawrence College.
Devin Robins2008Read More
Devin Robins has worked as a producer and director for National Public Radio for more than a decade on shows including "Talk of the Nation," "The Tavis Smiley Show" and "News and Notes." Over the years, her work has included producing more than 50 hours of NPR's live news coverage of 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath.
Huáscar Robles Carrasquillo2009Read More
Huáscar Robles Carrasquillo covers urban planning and environmental justice for Metro San Juan in Puerto Rico. He has written extensively about land expropriations and citizens’ displacement in low-income neighborhoods for this and other publications.
Joseph L. Rodríguez2003Read More
Joseph L. Rodríguez 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.
Juliana Ruhfus2010Read More
Juliana Ruhfus is an award-winning reporter and filmmaker who produces programmes with a human rights and investigative focus from around the world. For the past four years, she has been the reporter on the Al Jazeera English flagship People & Power strand.
Ali Safi2012Read More
Ali Safi is a special correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers’ Kabul bureau. Trained as a physician, he has extensive experience reporting on conflict and tragedy throughout Afghanistan, where he’s worked with some of the world’s leading media, including the BBC, Time magazine, the Guardian, The Times of London, and Germany’s ZDF TV, as well as the International Crisis Group. Safi received a Radio Netherlands broadcast journalism fellowship in 2008, and was the producer of the BBC Radio team that won the 2010 Amnesty International Award for Investigative Journalism. He contributed to a 2011 Fortune magazine investigative article that received an honorable mention from the Overseas Press Club and the Best International Story prize from the Society of Business and Professional Editors.
Sally Sara2012 Ochberg FellowRead More
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.
Didi SchancheOchberg Fellow2017Read More
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.
Nick SchifrinOchberg Fellow2017Read More
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.
Sharon Schmickle2006Read More
Sharon Schmickle is a reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She has covered conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, the aftermath of the tsunami in South Asia, and school shootings in Red Lake and Rocori high schools in Minnesota.
Dhruti Shah2015Read More
Dhruti Shah is a journalist for the BBC specializing in verification, user generated content, investigative reporting and creative storytelling through social media. Currently a producer at the BBC’s User Generated Content Hub, she has worked across much of the BBC including its news website, flagship investigations program Panorama, the Natural History Unit and the World Service. Shah has a track record of finding offbeat stories on a wide range of issues. She has spoken on many global panels about digital storytelling, ethics, and vicarious trauma. She is also a member of the Women of Future network and the Clore Cultural Leadership network.
Dan Shortridge2011Read More
Dan Shortridge is a bureau reporter for The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware and The Daily Times in Salisbury, Maryland
Narendra ShresthaOchberg Fellow2017Read More
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.
Elaine Silvestrini2000Read More
Elaine Silvestrini is a reporter with the Tampa Tribune, where she covers the federal court beat. Silvestrini has covered criminal trials, a program to help sexual-assault victims negotiate the medical and legal systems and the impact of emotional trauma on the family of a young woman killed by a drunk driver.
Darran SimonOchberg Fellow2019
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.
Kevin Sites2012Read More
Kevin Sites has spent the past decade reporting on global war and disaster for ABC, NBC, CNN, and Yahoo! News. In 2005, he became Yahoo!’s first correspondent and covered every major conflict in the world in a single year for his website, “Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone.” The project helped inspire the use of “backpack journalism” as tool for immersive reporting. He is the author of three books for Harper Perennial, In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars (2007), The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You About What They’ve Seen, Done, Or Failed To Do in War (2013) and Swimming with Warlords: A Dozen Year Journey Across the Afghan War (2014). He is also a recipient of several major awards, including The Edward R. Murrow Award and The Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism. He was chosen as a Harvard University Nieman Journalism Fellow in 2010 and earned a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School. He is currently an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre.
Aaron SmaleOchberg Fellow2019
Aaron Smale is an award-winning journalist who specializes in Indigenous issues. His coverage of children in state custody and the parallels with Stolen Generations of Indigenous children in Australia and North America led to a Royal Commission of Inquiry. In 2017, he was runner-up Feature Writer of the Year in New Zealand’s national media awards.
His work has been published in a number of media outlets, including Radio New Zealand and Al Jazeera. He continues to investigate how the trauma of the welfare homes has affected individuals across generations. Smale has Maori heritage and is a member of the Ngati Porou tribe.
Linell Smith2002Read More
Linell Smith is a feature writer for the Baltimore Sun newspaper. His recent work includes an in-depth portrait of a woman living with bipolar disease. She also has lectured on journalism and feature writing.
Frank Smyth1999Read More
Frank Smyth is a freelance journalist who has reported from many of the world's trouble spots, including El Salvador, Guatemala, Rwanda and Iraq, where he was held in prison for 18 days. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and New Republic. He also serves as an investigative consultant for Human Rights Watch.
Susan Snyder2007Read More
Susan Snyder is a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has been the Inquirer's education reporter since 1998. Snyder has reported extensively on violence in the lives of Philadelphia children. In 2005 she spent six months reporting "Writing for Their Lives," a series documenting how a single eighth grade class dealt with violence in their own families and communities. That series received a National Headliners Award.
Dianne Solis2012Read More
Dianne Solis is a senior immigration reporter at the Dallas Morning News. Her stories have taken her to post-Katrina New Orleans, inside families fractured by addiction to starter heroin, to immigration courts for children, and to a mosque where the Ramadan fast was broken with a FBI agent. As a foreign correspondent with The Wall Street Journal and a Texas-based reporter with the Dallas Morning News, she’s written on narcotics, gangs and the impact of drug violence and corruption on ordinary people. She also has lectured on reporting in immigrant communities caught in the most significant crackdown in decades. She was a Nieman fellow at Harvard University.
Karyn Spencer2008Read More
Karyn Spencer is an investigative reporter with the Omaha World-Herald. Her projects have included how Nebraska's antiquated death-investigation system lets people get away with murder; how a conman stole millions while sidestepping serious punishment; and how the state foster-care system failed a toddler who was shaken to death by her mother.
Peter J. Spielmann2002Read More
Peter J. Spielmann is an editor and supervisor at The Associated Press and adjunct faculty member at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He was a special correspondent for the Associated Press in Belgium in 1999 reporting on NATO actions as well as international aid efforts in the Balkans.
Brandon StahlStar TribuneReporterRead More
Brandon Stahl has been a journalist for six years at the Star Tribune, where he currently covers federal courts and agencies. His stories at the Star Tribune on nursing care failures, child protection and law enforcement handling of sex crimes have resulted in numerous calls for reform and changes in state laws.
He previously worked as the investigations editor at the Duluth News Tribune, where his stories on physician malpractice and medical errors, drug abuse, tax-dollar waste and sex offenders won national and state awards, including from Scripps Howard (Community Journalism), the Association of Health Care Journalists (Investigative) and the Society of Professional Journalists (Investigative). In 2012, Stahl was named Journalist of the Year by the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists. Stahl graduated from Drake University in Iowa in 1998. He and his wife live in St. Louis Park, Minn., with their 13-year-old daughter.
Arnim Stauth2005Read More
Arnim Stauth is a correspondent for the West German broadcast company WDR. He has covered violent conflict in the former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Afghanistan and Iraq and natural disasters in Congo, Afghanistan and Russia.
Jon Stephenson2008Read More
Jon Stephenson is a foreign affairs producer and correspondent for TV3, one of the two major news channels in New Zealand. A former print journalist, Jon has focused much of his reporting since September 11, 2001, on issues and events associated with the Bush Administration's so-called "War on Terrorism," including the US-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war.
Deirdre Stoelzle-Graves1999Read More
Deirdre Stoelzle-Graves is a writer and painter who lives on an isolated cattle ranch in Wyoming. As a crime reporter and city editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, her coverage focused on social justice and interpersonal conflict. She traveled twice to Rwanda on Dart-related missions.
Melissa Sweet2006Read More
Melissa Sweet is a freelance health journalist based in Australia. Her work has appeared in a wide range of professional and general publications and she has worked at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Bulletin magazine and Australian Associated Press.
Petra Tabeling2006Read More
Petra Tabeling is a freelance print and radio journalist based in Germany. Her work has appeared on WDR, Deutschlandfunk, Deutsche Welle, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Neue Züricher Zeitung, and qantara.de, among others. She is also a German correspondent for Reporters Sans Frontiers. Previously, she was an editor and correspondent for Deutsche Welle.
Ruth Teichroeb2002Read More
Ruth Teichroeb is an investigative reporter whose stories have uncovered abuse in residential schools for the deaf, revealed police officials' failure to crack down on domestic violence in the ranks and most recently documented the mistreatment of troubled developmentally disabled adults in the care of private companies.
Sanne TerlingenOchberg Fellow2019
Sanne Terlingen is an investigative reporter currently working for Argos, the main investigative radio programme in the Netherlands. She primarily reports on migration, trafficking, child sexual abuse and organized crime.
Terlingen has won multiple awards, including the Dick Scherpenzeel Award for “Excellent Reporting on Foreign Affairs” for an investigation into the mysterious death of an Eritrean asylum seeker, and the Mercur Award for her story “Sex, Spies and Soldiers” on the role of U.S. contractors involved in sex trafficking in Djibouti. Terlingen is one of the initiators of “Lost in Europe”, a cross border investigative reporting project that aims to figure out how thousands of refugee children disappeared after arriving in Europe.
Gary Tippet2004Read More
Gary Tippet is a freelance journalist and former senior writer for The Age in Melbourne, Australia. In 2004, he became the first Australian to be awarded an Ochberg Fellowship.
Tippet began in journalism in 1972, at the Sun News-Pictorial and joined The Sunday Age in 1993, moving to The Age when the two papers merged in 1998. In the time since, he has have covered some of Australia's biggest stories including the East Timor crisis of late 1999-2000, the Thredbo ski resort landslide, the Moura coalmine collapse in Queensland, and a number of major crime stories including the disappearance and murder of Jaidyn Leskie, the Port Arthur massacre and the Bega schoolgirls murder trial. In 2000 he covered the military coup in Fiji. Much of Gary’s writing has focused on trauma and its victims.
In 1997 he won a Walkley, for Slaying The Monster, an account of an abused child who, 30 years later, returned to kill his molester with an axe, and has won two Quill's and three Legal Reporting Awards. In recent years, Gary has written a number of articles on motor vehicle trauma, includinh Fatalities #74 and #75; April's Story and Sudden Impact, in which he spent three months following the victim of a serious injury road accident, from crash to recovery. The result was a 10,000 word, four broadsheet page special report, which won the 2002 Transport Quill Award.
Almudena ToralProPublicaVisual journalist and filmmakerAlmudena Toral is a visual journalist and filmmaker currently heading films and video at ProPublica as its executive producer. Previously, she led the enterprise video team at Univision News Digital, covering the U.S. and Latin America through documentaries, photo essays, visuals for interactives and special projects. Prior to joining Univision, she taught video storytelling at Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, pursued her own projects worldwide as a freelance journalist and worked at The New York Times and TIME.
Beauregard Tromp2015Read More
Beauregard Tromp is a journalist who has covered conflicts and wars in countries including Burundi, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt and his native South Africa. A 2013 Nieman Fellow, Tromp is a past winner of African Journalist of the Year as well as South African Journalist of the Year. A visiting Knight Professor at the University of Miami, he helped lead a team of multimedia journalists documenting 20 years of democracy in South Africa. More recently he was singled out for his coverage of xenophobic violence in South Africa, where he produced a series detailing the historical and contemporary social events leading up to the brutal killing of a Mozambican national. He is currently working with the 19 Million Project to identify innovative, tangible interventions to assist with the migrant ‘crisis’. Tromp is the co-author of the bestselling biography of iconic freedom fighter Chris Hani. Reporting for both newspapers and television, his work has appeared in Independent Newspapers titles, the pan-African e-news Africa television station and he currently writes for The Sunday Times newspaper in South Africa.
John Trotter2007Read More
John Trotter is a freelance photojournalist and 2007 Ochberg Fellow. His work has been exhibited in the US and in Europe and has appeared in Life, U.S. News and World Report, Nieman Reports, American Photography and numerous other publications. A selection of his recent work can be seen on his personal website.
Michele Trudeau2006Read More
Michele Trudeau is a contributing science correspondent for National Public Radio. Trudeau’s news reports and feature stories, which cover the areas of human behavior, child development, the brain sciences, and mental health, air on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Marcela Turati2011 Ochberg FellowRead More
Marcela Turati is a Mexican freelance investigative journalist and author of the book Cross Fire: Victims Trapped in the War on Drugs. She is the founder of the network Journalists on the Move (Periodistas de a Pie), which is dedicated to the professional training of local journalists and to organizing efforts to promote freedom of expression. Turati is the co-founder of the Mexican investigative journalism nonprofit Quinto Elemento Lab and the website Where Do the Disappeared Go? Turati is renowned for her investigations into missing people, enforced disappearances, massacres of migrants, and mass graves.She is recipient of the Dart Ochberg fellowship (2011) and international awards including: the Louis Lyons Award for conscience and integrity in journalism, granted by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard, the 2013 WOLA Human Rights Award honoring outstanding human rights reporting from Latin America, and the LASA Media Award from Latin American Studies Association among others.
Nick TurseOchberg Fellow2018Read More
Nick Turse is an investigative reporter, the managing editor of The Nation Institute's TomDispatch, and the co-founder of Dispatch Books. He is the author or co-author of seven books, most recently Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan, which was a finalist for the 2016 Investigative Reporters and Editors book award, and the New York Times bestseller Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam, which received a 2014 American Book Award.
Turse’s work, alone and in collaboration, has been recognized with a number of honors including a Ridenhour Prize for Investigative Reporting, a James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, an I.F. Stone "Izzy" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Journalism, a New York Press Club Award for Special Event Reporting, and an Editor & Publisher “Eppy” Award for Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature, among others. Turse was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lannan Foundation Writer's Residency in Marfa, Texas. He has previously been a fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War. He is a contributing writer at The Intercept and has a PhD in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University.
Imtiaz Tyab2015Read More
Imtiaz Tyab is a Jerusalem-based correspondent for Al Jazeera English. He reports extensively on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including from Gaza during the 2014 war. Tyab also reports from across the Middle East, including Iraq. He was previously based in Islamabad where he covered Pakistan and Afghanistan. Tyab was one of the first international journalists to report live from Abbottabad after the 2011 killing of Osama Bin Ladin by U.S. Special Forces and was in Kabul during the 2014 Afghanistan general elections; the country's first ever democratic transition of power which was marred by violence. Tyab joined AJE in 2010 as a North America-based correspondent covering Canada, the U.S. and post-earthquake Haiti. Prior to joining AJE, he was with the BBC for several years as a U.K.-based reporter/producer and from Washington as a correspondent. Tyab started his career in his native-Canada as a reporter for the CBC in Vancouver.
Jason Vest2003Read More
Jason Vest is a freelance reporter who writes for The Nation and has contributed to numerous other publications including U.S. News & World Report, The Village Voice, and The Atlantic.
Dusan Vranic2014-2015Read More
Dusan Vranic is currently AP's chief photographer for Israel, West Bank and Gaza. Vranic joined the AP in his native Belgrade in 1987 and has since served in chief photographer positions in Southeast Europe, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Vranic took part in AP's coverage of seminal events ranging from the fall of communism in Europe and the subsequent breakup of the Soviet Union and violent collapse of Yugoslavia to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2012, Vranic's work was featured in a major exhibition in Belgrade marking his quarter century in the profession. He also is an accomplished sports photographer.
Connie WalkerOchberg Fellow2019
Connie Walker is a senior reporter in the Investigative Unit at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto. She has done extensive reporting on Indigenous issues in Canada, and most recently, was the writer and host of the award-winning podcast Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo. The podcast is a ten-part investigation into the life and tragic death of Cleo Semaganis, a young Cree girl from Saskatchewan but it is also an in-depth examination on the role of trauma in Cleo’s life – how it impacted her and generations of her family, and how it is interwoven into the lives of Indigenous people across North America.
In 2018, Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo won the inaugural Best Serialized Story award at the Third Coast International Audio festival. The podcast was also featured in the Columbia Journalism Review, The Rolling Stone, Vulture, Teen Vogue, Chatelaine and was named one of the Best Podcasts of 2018 by Apple Canada.
Scott Wallace2004Read More
Scott Wallace is a freelance writer, producer and contributing editor to the National Geographic Adventure Magazine. Wallace has interviewed many victims of political violence beginning more than two decades ago with relatives of death squad victims in El Salvador.
Mike Walter2005Read More
Mike Walter was morning anchor and reporter for WUSA TV in Washington, D.C. and has won four Emmy awards. Walter was the senior correspondent for USA TODAY LIVE when, on September 11, 2001, he witnessed an American Airlines jet crash into the Pentagon.
Shoshana Walter2015Read More
Shoshana Walter is a staff reporter at The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she covers public safety and human trafficking. Her 2014 series on the armed security guard industry won the Livingston Award for young journalists and was featured in a two-part installment on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. Before joining CIR, Walter covered police and violent crime in Oakland, California, for the nonprofit news startup The Bay Citizen and the New York Times. She began her career as a daily crime reporter at The Ledger in Lakeland, Florida, where she completed two narrative series and won a national Sigma Delta Chi award for Non-Deadline Reporting and a Gold Medal for Public Service from the Florida Society of News Editors.
Joyce J. WanguiOchberg Fellow2019
Joyce J. Wangui is a Kenyan freelance journalist covering international criminal justice. She has reported on sexual violence in conflict in the aftermath of Kenya’s 2007-2008 elections, including the gendered violations meted on men. She covered the Kenyan trials at the International Criminal Court extensively, including the Jean-Pierre Bemba trial.
Wangui has been writing for over 15 years and has worked in countries across Africa. She has done investigative reporting for local and international publications, including the Californian-based Women's International Perspective, where she shared the horrors of Kenyan girls subjected to modern-day slavery in Saudi Arabia. Her work has also appeared in the Women Under Siege project, a US-based initiative of the Women Media Centre.
She regularly participates in events focused on survivors of violence, justice and accountability, and advocates for justice and reparations for war-time sexual violence and thoughtful, compassionate news coverage of victims of violence.
Rossalyn WarrenOchberg Fellow2018
Rossalyn Warren is an award-winning foreign affairs journalist from London. Her reporting has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, BuzzFeed News, VICE, CNN, BBC, ELLE, and Teen Vogue, among others. She was previously a senior news reporter for BuzzFeed News. Warren jas reported on women’s rights and gender-based violence, refugees and migration, the far-right, Internet culture, and humanitarian crises, from 15 countries across Latin America, Europe and Africa.
Her reporting has been nominated for an Orwell Prize and a British Journalism Award, and she was named news reporter of the year at the 2016 Words By Women Awards. She was also shortlisted for the Gaby Rado Award for best new journalist by Amnesty International in 2016, and in 2017 Forbes named Rossalyn '30 Under 30' in media in Europe. In 2015, she wrote a digital book about online harassment, Targeted and Trolled: The Reality of Being A Woman Online, for Penguin.
Kelly WhalenOchberg Fellow2019
Kelly Whalen is Senior Arts Video Producer at San Francisco's PBS/NPR affiliate KQED, where she covers the region’s creative communities and beyond through a lens of justice and equity. Her documentaries have explored the impact of gun violence on mothers, the toxic legacy of uranium mining on Native lands, and recovery in the aftermath of Northern California’s wild fires. Kelly has been awarded three regional Northern California Emmys, two Society of Professional Journalism awards in video journalism, and was named a Webby Honoree.
Prior to her work with KQED, she directed and produced the national Emmy-nominated documentary “Tulia, Texas” (PBS’ Independent Lens,) documenting a landmark civil rights case exposing racial injustices in America’s War on Drugs. She produced the national PBS Not In Our Town specials “Light in the Darkness,” and “The Fire Next Time,” (POV), as well as produced numerous regional episodes of the anti-violence storytelling project. Her other producing and directing credits include “Rising from Ruin” (MSNBC’s Hurricane Katrina special,) “Policing the Force” (WNET’s Expose: America’s Investigative Reports,) and “Murder in St. Petersburg” (PBS FRONTLINE World.) Her work has been programmed at SXSW Film Festival and at film festivals around the world, and has also appeared on PBS NewsHour, the New York Times, and The Guardian.
Sarah Wildman2015Read More
Sarah Wildman is a freelance journalist who writes about the intersection of culture, politics, history and memory in Europe and America. She is the author of Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind which she wrote while a visiting scholar at the International Reporting Project based at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Over the last decade, she has lived in and reported from Paris, Vienna, Madrid, Washington, Jerusalem and Berlin. She was the 2010 Peter R. Weitz Prize winner, from the German Marshall Fund - a prize awarded for excellence and originality in European coverage. A regular contributor to the New York Times, Slate and the New Yorker online, Wildman has also been the recipient of a Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting grant in Jerusalem, the Arthur F. Burns and American Council on Germany Fellowships in Berlin, a Milena Jesenska Fellowship in Vienna, and an International Reporting Project fellowship in Paris.
Philip Williams2005Read More
Philip Williams is a senior reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Since joining the ABC in 1984, Williams has covered many violent and tragic stories around the world, including: the Beslan school siege; the December 2004 South Asian tsunami; the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; the Bali bombings; the Madrid bombings; the 1995 Kobe earthquake in Japan; the fall of President Suharto in Indonesia; and the events following the 1999 referendum in East Timor.
Cindy Wockner2015Read More
Cindy Wockner is the Network Investigations Editor at News Corporation newspapers in Australia. Her articles appear in News Corp papers across the country, including The Courier-Mail, The Daily Telegraph, Herald-Sun, Adelaide Advertiser and NT News. She has also co-authored two books: Bali 9 and Evil in the Suburbs. Wockner spent three decades covering crime, conflict, and legal affairs, and for seven years she was based in Indonesia, covering terrorist attacks, natural disasters and crime. She also spent two years reporting from Nigeria.
David Wood2001Read More
David Wood is a national security correspondent for Newhouse News Service. In 30 years as a reporter, Wood has written widely about the trauma of war and the effects of violence on those who inflict and those who suffer is consequences.
Cengiz YarOchberg Fellow2019
Cengiz Yar is a photographer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. His work focuses on mass displacement, religious and ethnic minorities, and the long-term repercussions of the Islamic State. He has photographed war and its effects in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan and has a long-term commitment to documenting civilian casualties as a result of conflict.
Yar is the inaugural recipient of the James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting from the Online News Association in 2015, and was a member of the Associated Press team listed as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the battle for Mosul in 2016. He won a National Magazine Award as the managing editor of Roads & Kingdoms in 2019 and served for three years as a board member for the Frontline Freelance Register, advocating for better training and protections for conflict freelancers.
Sameer YasirOchberg Fellow2019
Sameer Yasir is a Kashmir based independent journalist. He has reported on the simmering conflict in the region for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, BBC and Firstpost. His academic articles have appeared in Oxford Development Studies and Economic and Political Weekly. He is co-editor of the book Radicalisation in South Asia (SAGE, 2019).
Yasir has been reporting on the border conflict between India and Pakistan and its impact on the politics and economy of Kashmir for the past eight years. Recently, he has focused his reportage on the human cost of the conflict and the "new insurgency" in Kashmir.
Jeremy Young2012Read More
Jeremy Young is a Senior Producer with Al Jazeera English television based in Washington, DC. He joined the channel before it began broadcasting in 2006, and helped launch ‘Fault Lines’ in 2009, the channel’s award winning strand that covers the United States and US foreign policy issues. Jeremy has been on assignment in Honduras, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Bahrain and India over the past several years for the program. Most of his work has focused on US foreign policy, war, violence, corruption and politics. He has also worked extensively across the United States and has produced several groundbreaking documentaries in jails and prisons. He is currently in production on a program that looks at the lives of deaf inmates.
Philip Zabriskie2009Read More
Philip Zabriskie lived in Asia for seven years while working as a staff writer for Time magazine and later freelancing for National Geographic and others while maintaining an avowed interest in the physical and psychological landscapes of post-conflict situations.
Joseph ZárateOchberg Fellow2018
Joseph Zárate is a Peruvian journalist and editor with Etiqueta Negra. His work focuses on social and environmental conflicts caused by the exploitation of natural resources in the indigenous communities of the Andes and the Amazonian rainforest. Zárate has been recognized with the 2016 Ortega y Gasset Award for Best History or Journalistic Investigation, and the 2015 National Award PAGE of Environmental Journalism created by the United Nations. He was also part of the Official Selection of 2015 Gabriel García Márquez Award in Text category, and selected by the New Ibero-American Journalism Foundation in 2012 as part of the new generation of New Chroniclers of the Indies.
His work has been published in The New York Times en Español, International Boulevard and Univision (USA), Internazionale (Italy), FronteraD and Ballena Blanca (Spain), Gkillcity (Ecuador), Ojo Público (Peru) and others cultural and investigative media outlets. His work has been included in the books Un mundo lleno de futuro: crónicas de innovación en América Latina (Planeta, 2017), Eduardo Galeano, un ilegal en el paraíso (Siglo XXI, 2016), Ciudades visibles: 21 crónicas latinoamericanas (FNPI, 2016), Latinoamérica se mueve: crónicas sobre activistas (Hivos, 2016) and ¡Atención! (Czernin, 2015), an anthology that brings together ten reports of Latin American authors published in Germany. He is currently working on a nonfiction book about the exploitation of gold, wood and oil. It will be released in 2018 by Penguin Random House Peru.
Mike Baños2009Read More
Rene Michael "Mike" Baños has been covering news events in the southern Philippine cities of Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro for over twenty years. He has been involved in print, broadcast and now Internet media.
Heda Bayron2009Read More
Heda Bayron has worked in Asia for more than a decade as a print and broadcast reporter, editor and journalism lecturer. She grew up in the conflict-ridden island of Mindanao, in the southern Philippines.
Edilberto "Herbie" Gomez. Jr2009Read More
Herbie Gomez started his journalism career as a newspaper correspondent 20 years ago. He has worked as a stringer for United Press International, Deutsche Presse-Agentur and Reuters, and as a correspondent for the now defunct Manila Chronicle, TODAY and The Manila Times.
Jose Jaime “Nonoy” Espina2009Read More
Jose Jaime Espina, also known by his nickname 'Nonoy,' is currently managing editor of Dateline Philippines, an independent start-up news site. He has been a journalist for more than 22 years, most of these spent in the field.
Iqbal Khattack2011Read More
Iqbal Khattack is executive director of Freedom Network, Pakistan's first media and development sector watchdog organization. The Freedom Network’s core value is to protect freedom of expression, including freedom of the press and Internet, and access to information and to promote an informed society that sees media as a key partner in a democratic and pluralist Pakistan. He was previously bureau chief for Pakistan's Daily Times. He also served as a correspondent for Agence France Presse for three years. He has been covering the war on terror since 2002, as well as national and state-level politics. Since 1999, he has been Pakistan's representative to Paris-based Reporters Without Borders, with a special interest in freedom of the press and freedom of expression.
Sigit Purwono2009Read More
Sigit Purwono is a senior TV producer from Bali, Indonesia working with TVRI Bali. He has been working as a broadcast journalist for more than 18 years.
Hendrawan Setiawan2009Read More
Hendrawan Setiawan is a television reporter for the television network Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia. He has been a presenter on Metro TV and radio station Pro 2 FM.
Yin Soeum2009Read More
Yin Soeum is a Cambodian journalist who joined Indohine productions company in 1994. He is currently working as a freelance journalist, fixer and translator for television and print media.
Estrella Torres2009Read More
Estrella Torres is currently a diplomatic journalist with BusinessMirror in the Philippines. Her work includes writing features on foreign affairs, terrorism and transnational crimes in the Philippines and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.
Ketut Wasa2009Read More
Ketut Wasa has been in journalism since starting as a TV journalist in Bali, Indonesia in 1982. His many roles span current affairs, sport and daily news. He has been editor-in-chief, head of news and senior producer.
Surya Wijayanti2009Read More
Surya Wijayanti is based at Kantor Berita Radio 68H, the first and only radio news agency in Indonesia, with more than 600 radio stations in its network.
Dwi Yuniati2009Read More
Dwi Yuniati has been a journalist since 2000 and is currently assignment editor for the television network Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has covered sociocultural news, crime and human rights.
Parista Yuthamanop2009Read More
Parista Yuthamanop is a business journalist with the Bangkok Post. Over the last 15 years she has reported on development and macroeconomics including the 1997 Asian financial crisis, the current global recession and the last decade of economic hardship in Thailand.
Conrado “Charlie” Saceda Jr.2009Read More
Conrado “Charlie” Saceda Jr. is a a photographer for Dateline Philippines as well as a stringer for Reuters Pictures Manila. His past work includes working as a photojournalist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, one of the top broadsheets of the Philippines.
Randal Beam2010Read More
Randal Beam is an associate professor at the University of Washington Department of Communication. He teaches courses on journalism and the mass media and is a co-author of “The American Journalist in the 21st Century: U.S. News People at the Dawn of a New Millennium.”
Dawn Fallik2010Read More
Dawn Fallik is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware, Department of English. Fallik has covered natural disasters, executions and a Nebraska prom in her 20 years of reporting. She began teaching journalism full-time at the University of Delaware in 2007 after leaving the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante2010Read More
Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamanteis an assistant professor at the University of Arizona School of Journalism and an affiliated faculty member of the UA Center for Latin American Studies. Before joining the faculty, Gonzales de Bustamante reported, produced and anchored in commercial and public television for more than 15 years.
Barbara Hans2010Read More
Barbara Hans is a lecturer and researcher at Hamburg University. Hans worked as an editorial trainee with Spiegel Online and Der Speigel in 2006, and now works as an editor and a reporter for Speigel Online. Her stories have focused on poverty, violence, integration, addiction and sexual abuse.
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.
Teresa Lamsam2010Read More
Teresa Lamsam is an associate professor at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, in the School of Communication and is the incoming director of the Native American Studies Program. She is a member of the curriculum development team and teaches courses in the “Working with Native Communities” track.
Yvonne Latty2010Read More
Yvonne Latty is a journalism professor at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, where she directs two multimedia graduate concentrations, Reporting New York and Reporting the Nation.
Cliff Lonsdale2010Read More
Cliff Lonsdale is a lecturer of information and media studies at the University of Western Ontario, and president of the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, an educational charity.
Mark Masse2010Read More
Mark Masse is a professor of journalism at Ball State University, Indiana, where he is also the director of the Journalism Writing Center and former news-editorial sequence coordinator.
Nancy McKenzie Dupont2010Read More
Nancy McKenzie Dupont is an associate professor at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi. She teaches primarily broadcast journalism, but recently spent a year advising the campus newspaper, the Daily Mississippian.
Elizabeth Mehren2010Read More
Elizabeth Mehren is a professor of journalism at Boston University. Before joining the BU faculty, Mehren was a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. During more than 25 years at the paper, she was based in Los Angeles, Washington, New York and New England.
Benjamin Ortiz2010Read More
Benjamin Ortiz is an assistant professor of journalism at Harry Truman College, Chicago. Ortiz attended Loyola University Chicago, where he earned an honors degree in the study of English Literature and Philosophy.
Ian Richards2010Read More
Ian Richards is a professor of journalism at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia. His research interests include journalism and media ethics, an area in which he has published widely.
Dan Williams2010Read More
Dan Williams is an assistant professor of journalism at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont, where he created an innovative trauma training scenario. Williams entered teaching after a quarter century in print and broadcast news.