Columbia Journalism draws upon the expertise of our renowned faculty. Recipients of Pulitzers, Emmy Awards and MacArthur Fellowships, their work goes beyond the classroom.
Walt Bogdanich is the Pulitzer-Prize winning assistant editor for The New York Times Investigations Desk. Before joining The Times in 2001, he was an investigative producer for “60 Minutes” on CBS and before that for ABC News. Previously, he worked as an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York and Washington. Mr. Bogdanich graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1975 with a degree in political science. He received his master’s in journalism from Ohio State University in 1976. Mr. Bogdanich has been awarded three Pulitzer Prizes. In 2008, he shared the award in investigative reporting with Jake Hooker for “Toxic Pipeline,” articles exposing toxic ingredients in Chinese-made products. In 2005, he won in national reporting for his series, “Death on the Tracks.” He received the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for his articles in The Wall Street Journal on substandard medical laboratories. He has also won four George Polk Awards.
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Thor Neureiter is a veteran independent documentary producer and director whose work is focused on contemporary issues concerning U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics. His first independent feature documentary, which he directed, shot, and edited, “Disaster Capitalism (link is external)” will be released in 2017. The film was selected to the prestigious HotDocs Forum and has received support from The Bertha Foundation, The Film Collaborative, Documentary Australia Foundation, and Screen Australia.
During his career Thor has produced films for People & Power on Al Jazeera English and worked on programming for FRONTLINE on PBS, including “Showdown with Iran,” “News War: Secrets, Sources & Spin,” “The Last Abortion Clinic,” and “The O.J. Verdict.” He has also worked extensively for HBO and began his career working for Ken Burns/Florentine Films in 1999 as an Assistant Editor on the 10-part series “Jazz.” His first documentary as a producer, “Miracle in New York: The Story of the ’69 Mets,” was awarded a 2010 New York Emmy Award. Thor holds an M.A. Politics degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. While enrolled in the M.A. program, he began advising journalism students at Columbia which eventually lead to his current position of Director, Video Journalism at the school.
Tom Edsall joined the full-time faculty here after a twenty-five year career at The Washington Post. During that time, he covered all aspects of national politics, including presidential elections, the House and Senate, lobbying, tax policy, demographic trends, social welfare, the politics of race and ethnicity, and organized labor. He is currently writing an online opinion column for The New York Times. Edsall is also a correspondent for The New Republic and has reported on politics for The Baltimore Sun and The Providence Journal. He has frequently contributed TV and radio commentary to CNN, CSPAN, MSNBC, PBS, FOX, and NPR.
Edsall is the author of five books: "The Age of Austerity" (2012); "Building Red America" (2006); "Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics" (1992, a Pulitzer finalist in General Non-Fiction); "Power and Money: Writing About Politics" (1988); and "The New Politics of Inequality" (1984). He has written extensively for magazines, with articles appearing in American Prospect, The Atlantic Monthly, Civilization, Dissent, Harper's, The Nation, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, and the Washington Monthly. Awards include the Carey McWilliams Award of the American Political Science Association, the Bill Pryor Award of the Newspaper Guild, a yearlong fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and five Media Fellowships at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Edsall attended Brown University and received a B.A. from Boston University.
Thomas Xenakis is a film and video editor and post production supervisor for broadcast and digital. He currently works for the CBS Evening News. He has a long experience editing commercials, films, promos and documentaries in multiple workflows, languages and delivery formats.
Taylor Eldridge is an investigative journalist, essayist, and data editor. Her investigative journalism has earned her an Alfred I DuPont-Columbia Award and a Livingston Award Finalist recognition. Her investigations and essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Vox, The New Yorker, and more. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., she is a lover of all things hot-wings and snowstorms.
Tami Luhby, '97 M.S., is a senior writer at CNN, where she covers health care policy, the safety net and income inequality.
Before joining CNN in 2008, she covered personal finance for Newsday. Prior to that, she worked at Crain's New York Business and American Banker. She also worked as a metro reporter at the Home News Tribune and at the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey.
In her spare time, Tami does triathlons and marathons with her husband. A Bronx native who still lives there, Tami is also a graduate of Columbia College.
Stuart Karle is a partner and general counsel of North Base Media, a boutique firm that invests in media in emerging markets and technology that supports journalism. NBM has invested in journalism-focused companies in Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and South America. He was the Chief Operating Officer of Reuters News from 2011 through 2013, and for many years was the principal lawyer at Dow Jones & Company working on news-related issues for all Dow Jones publications, print and electronic and the general counsel of The Wall Street Journal. He is also an adjunct professor teaching media law at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism since 2009.
Steve Eder is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. He most recently reported on policing in America, sharing in the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for an investigative series on deadly traffic stops. He also was part of the team of Times journalists honored with the the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for reporting on workplace sexual harassment issues. At The Times, he has also served as an investigative sports reporter, covered the 2016 presidential campaign, and written extensively about the presidency of Donald J. Trump, among other subjects. Before joining The Times in 2012, he reported for the Wall Street Journal, Reuters and The Toledo (Ohio) Blade.
Steve Adler has led national and global newsrooms for more than two decades, most recently as editor-in-chief of Reuters.
A global advocate for free speech and journalism ethics, Adler is board chair of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a board member and immediate past chair at the Columbia Journalism Review.
Adler started his career as a local-government reporter at the Tampa Times and the Tallahassee Democrat. Later, he joined The American Lawyer and, in 1988, The Wall Street Journal. During his 16 years at the Journal, he worked as a reporter and editor, managing teams that won three Pulitzer Prizes. As deputy managing editor, he co-taught the ethics course required of all news employees. In 2005, he became editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek; during his five-year tenure, the magazine won over 100 major journalism awards.
In 2011, Adler was named editor-in-chief of Reuters and, over a decade, transformed it into a modern newsroom that excelled in investigative reporting, data journalism, and graphics. Under his leadership, Reuters won eight Pulitzer Prizes. In 2023, Adler won the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award.
Adler is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He is the author of The Jury: Trial and Error in the American Courtroom. Along with his wife, the novelist Lisa Grunwald, he co-edited three popular historical anthologies: Letters of the Century, Women's Letters and The Marriage Book.
Sharon L. Lynch is an independent journalist most recently focused on humanitarian crises around the world. Previously, she served as deputy managing editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. For more than a decade, Professor Lynch worked as a business reporter and editor for Bloomberg News, where her work earned multiple awards during the 2007-2009 global financial crisis. She began her career as a statehouse reporter, editor, and national writer for The Associated Press and holds a master's degree in public policy analysis from Carnegie Mellon University.
Sebastian is a freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. His work, which focuses on science and the natural environment, can be found in Scientific American, Grist, Undark, Gothamist, Al Jazeera, Baltimore Brew and BBC. Sebastian teaches video storytelling at Columbia Journalism School and is a graduate of the program. He also teaches audio storytelling at Brooklyn College where he completed his undergraduate studies.
Gregory, the senior sports correspondent at TIME, has co-taught Columbia Journalism School’s Sports Reporting course—along with Professor Kelly Whiteside—since 2019. Sports Reporting offers students practical lessons on the ins-and-outs of covering games and personalities, while going in-depth on the critical issues dominating the athletics, on and off the field. Recent graduates of the class are now covering sports at outlets such as ESPN, the Wall Street Journal, Sporito, Front Office Sports, and the San Antonio Express-News.
Since joining TIME as a recent J-School graduate in 2002, Gregory has authored more than 30 sports cover stories for TIME, including profiles of influential athletes like Serena Williams, LeBron James, and Megan Rapinoe, and pieces about pressing issues in sports like the economic model of college sports, the professionalization of youth sports, and football safety. Gregory has covered eight Olympic Games for TIME, as well as multiple Super Bowls, Final Fours, and other major events. Gregory’s writing has been cited in the annual Best American Sports Writing anthology nine times.
Gregory is a cross-platform contributor to TIME: digital video pieces with Kobe Bryant, Novak Djokovic and other athletic luminaries are among the most-viewed in TIME’s history.
A native and current resident of the Bronx, Gregory holds a B.A. in public policy from Princeton University, where he also played varsity basketball. He also holds an M.S. from the J-School.
Sean Campbell is an investigative journalist living in New York City. His stories focus on public health and gun violence, and have prompted action from members of Congress, change in the CDC, and contributed to changing Twitter's policy.
Campbell's investigations have covered topics ranging from New York tax credits for businesses, to children being shot in Flint, Michigan, to nursing home deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. His pieces on disproportionate gunshot death rates in New York City sparked conversations about hospital trauma care, promises for action from local politicians, and discussion within the data journalism community on combining gun violence and health reporting. His interrogation of the "Craigslist" of gun sales formed the basis for a lawsuit against Armlist.com, and his pandemic reporting has spurred legislation by state lawmakers.
He's won the Les Payne Award for Coverage on Communities of Color from the Society of Professional Journalists' Deadline Club and a Sidney Award from the Hillman Foundation, among other recognitions. His feature work has been published by ProPublica, The Verge, BuzzFeed News and FiveThirtyEight, among other outlets. His short stories have appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review and Hayden's Ferry Review.
He holds BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Florida, an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and a master of science degree from Columbia Journalism School with a specialization in data journalism.
Sarah Fitzpatrick is a Senior Investigative Producer and Story Editor with the NBC News Investigative Unit, where she leads long term special projects for NBC and MSNBC. Her work appears on Dateline,The NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, The Today Show and MSNBC.
Prior to coming to NBC News, Fitzpatrick was an Associate Producer for 60 Minutes where she helped produce investigations, feature stories and newsmaker interviews. She started her career as a fact-checker for the CBS Evening News, and later worked as the Associate Producer for the CBS News Investigative Unit.
Fitzpatrick is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she was a Stabile Fellow in Investigative Reporting and part of the Documentary Program. Fitzpatrick received her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from George Washington University.
Sarah Carr has covered education for more than two decades for publications including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, the Hechinger Report and Slate. She has served as the Ottaway Visiting Professor of Journalism at SUNY New Paltz, teaching a course on covering inequality through the lens of youth; and for five years she led Columbia Journalism School’s Teacher Project fellowship, spearheading collaborations with more than 30 editorial partners. Her reporting has won more than a dozen local and national awards. Past fellowship grants include the Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship, the O’Brien Fellowship for Public Service Journalism, and the Russell Sage Visiting Journalist fellowship.
Carr has also been editor of an investigative education reporting team at the Boston Globe, The Great Divide, and a staff writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, the New Orleans Times Picayune, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She is the author of “Hope Against Hope” (Bloomsbury, 2013), about New Orleans schools after Hurricane Katrina, which was selected as a campus-wide read at Tulane University and Macalester College. She is on the board of directors of the national Education Writers Association.
Sarah Bellingham is a documentarian and freelance video journalist. She is currently in post-production on the feature documentary People 4 Trump, a three-year collaboration with co-director Max Toomey. Sarah’s past documentary work includes HLN’s Inside with Chris Cuomo, HHMI’s Great Transitions: The Origin of Birds and HHMI’s The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory. Her freelance work has appeared on The Washington Post, Eurasianet, The Daily Beast and Food Network. She appeared on BBC News to report on the 2018 U.S. midterms.
Sarah graduated Middlebury College with high honors in International Studies specializing in Eastern Europe and Russia. After working in independent documentary in Boston, she attended Columbia Journalism School where received the Columbia Alumni Fund, Jonathan Maslow Endowed Scholarship Fund, UPS, Keene and Taishoff Scholarships. Following graduation, Sarah was awarded a Pulitzer Student Fellowship.
Sarah has working proficiency in both Russian and French. She has worked in the field wearing a bullet-proof vest, a ballgown and holy water—though not all at the same time.
Samir S. Patel is an editor, science writer and photographer. He is Editor-in-Chief of Atlas Obscura, and before that was Deputy Editor at Archaeology Magazine. His work has appeared in Nature, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Discover, and other publications. He has reported from all over the world — the South Pacific, India, Tanzania, Brazil, Australia, and more — and has covered a wide range of topics, from archaeology and climate, to art conservation and social justice.
Samir studied at Columbia in the dual-degree Earth and Environmental Science Journalism program and has an undergraduate degree from Duke University and a graduate degree from New York University. He lives with his family in Brooklyn.
Sally Herships is an award winning audio journalist. Her bylines include the BBC, The New York Times and Marketplace. She’s been a frequent guest host at NPR’s daily economics podcast The Indicator and covered the pandemic and New York’s embattled Governor Andrew Cuomo for NPR’s National Desk. Her work covers a range of styles and beats and has won critical acclaim. Her 2011 investigation of the DOD’s failure to comply with its own tobacco pricing restrictions won a Third Coast Radio Impact Award and was an IRE finalist. In 2016, her BBC documentary “As Many Leaves” was described by The Guardian as an "Emotional, wonderful listen," and was rated among the year’s top ten podcasts by Vulture. In 2022, Sally hosted and co-executive produced “The Heist,” an investigative podcast series which revealed the failures of President Trump’s 2017 tax bill, racked up multiple awards and was honored as a Dupont Finalist.
Sally has been teaching for over a decade. In 2013, she founded the podcast school, Radio Boot Camp. She studied at Parsons School of Design, but in 2004, the kind folks at Radiolab took her in and taught her all things audio for which she is forever grateful.
Rosalind Adams is an investigative reporter for THE CITY. She was previously an investigative reporter at BuzzFeed News, and her work has also appeared in Barron’s, ProPublica, the Center for Public Integrity and the Miami Herald.
Robert Gebeloff has worked as a data projects reporter for The New York Times since 2008 and has taught data journalism for many years in newsrooms and at conferences. He was co-winner of the George Polk Award in 2015 and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in both 2015 and 2016 for projects on the U.S. legal system. He previously worked for 14 years as a data editor and reporter for news organizations in New Jersey.
Richard Yeh is a veteran producer at New York Public Radio, where he oversees the daily live broadcast of All Things Considered on WNYC, and directs the newsroom’s internship program. While at WNYC he has also produced for Morning Edition, the New Yorker Radio Hour, and contributed reporting on immigrant communities in New York City. A native of Taipei who has lived in New York since 1992, he was a 2017 Bringing Home The World fellow at the International Center For Journalists.
Rhon Flatts is a video journalist that has covered social justice, income inequality, culture, media, gender, race, and world cultures and conflicts. He is currently a Senior Producer at NowThis News and manages a team that writes, produces and edits video content across multiple digital platforms.
Rhon instructs Video I and Video II courses with Professor Duy Linh Tu at the Columbia Journalism School. He also instructs an Introduction to Video Storytelling course where students learn the fundamental concepts of video journalism, basics of shooting, non-linear video editing, narrative storytelling, conducting interviews for video and reporting techniques.
He earned an M.S. from the Columbia Journalism School in 2014 and served as a Digital Media Fellow after graduating. He also has a degree in Social Science, Media Studies from New York University.
Reed Abelson has been a reporter for The New York Times since 1995. Ms. Abelson currently covers the business of health care, focusing on the federal health care law, health reform and how financial incentives affect the delivery of medical care. Before joining The Times, Ms. Abelson was a staff writer for SmartMoney, where she wrote in-depth investing features, and also worked as a reporter for Forbes and Fortune magazines. She and her colleague, Julie Creswell, were the recipients of the 2012 Front Page Award from The Newswomen’s Club of New York for their series on a for-profit hospital chain backed by private equity and the tension between delivering profits to investors and high quality care for patients.
Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D. is the author of "Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank" published by Norton, 2010. She has also written for The New York Times, Slate, The Daily Telegraph and several national magazines. Previously, she worked as a medical reporter for the London bureau of the Associated Press, and was the London bureau chief for Physician’s Weekly. She received an M.D. from Yale University, M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, M.P.H. from the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1996, she was a Reuter Foundation Fellow for Medical Journalists at the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University. She is a 2011/2012 fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University.
Rachel Quester is a senior producer for "The Daily," the audio news show from The New York Times. She joined the Times in the spring of 2017 as "The Daily" was just getting underway, helping to develop the show’s unique sound and approach to the biggest stories of the day. Her role on the team includes driving the show's political coverage for news and narrative storytelling, and producing breaking news and long-form episodes every week. Prior to joining the Times, she produced podcasts at NPR and the E.W. Scripps Washington Bureau.
Prinz Magtulis is a Filipino financial and data journalist with over a decade of experience covering macroeconomy, public finance, banking and the financial markets in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. He is currently a data and graphics reporter for Reuters in New York.
Prior to his transfer to the US in July 2021, Prinz led the business coverage of Philstar.com, a nimble online news outfit in the Philippines, and was a researcher for the Financial Times in Manila.
Beyond journalism, Prinz is a published author of a number of journal articles on Philippine economic development. His most recent academic work was a book chapter assessing the transparency on humanitarian aid published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press in 2021.
He holds a masters degree in public administration from the Catholic University of Korea and a masters of science in data journalism from Columbia University.
Peter Leonard is an audio engineer, composer, and sound designer for narrative podcasts, as well as a budding educator in audio. Currently, he works at Gimlet (a Spotify Originals studio), where his sound designing, mixing and composition credits include "StartUp," "Science Vs," "How To Save A Planet," "The Cut On Tuesdays" and "Without Fail." Prior to Gimlet, Peter was at Vox Media, where he developed podcasting technical infrastructure at their DC headquarters and went on to work on shows such as "The Weeds," "Ezra Klein Show" and "Worldly;" he was also at SiriusXM as an on-air producer for talk programming. Peter studied Audio Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor before getting his Masters in Audio Technology at American University. Now, Peter is passionate about teaching technical resources in podcasting.
Paula Span spent 16 years as a New York correspondent for the Washington Post Style section and a staff writer for the Washington Post Magazine. She now writes "The New Old Age (link is external)," a column about aging and caregiving, for the New York Times. Her book “When the Time Comes (link is external)," following several families caring for aging parents, was published by Hachette. More recently, she adapted her Generation Grandparent columns for the New York Times into an audio title, released by Audible, called “The Bubbe Diaries (link is external).” To her great surprise, she is the narrator.
An inveterate freelancer, she has written for dozens of newspapers and magazines including New York, Esquire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Smithsonian, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer and USA Today. She publishes long Q&As for Amazon’s Kindle Single Interview project. She speaks at conferences and gatherings around the country about aging and grandparenting.
She has taught journalism at Montclair State University and was a McGraw Professor in Writing at Princeton; she has led workshops for the Alaska Press Club, the South Asian Journalists Association and the Washington Post In-House University. She graduated from the Boston University School of Public Communication, then dropped out of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
She blames her entire career on having read back-to-back kid lit biographies of Joseph Pulitzer and Nellie Bly in the fourth grade.
Patricia Sulbarán Lovera is a bilingual reporter and multimedia producer based in New York City. She works as an audio producer at Futuro Media and PRX's Latino USA. She studied journalism in Caracas and has worked as a reporter in her native Venezuela, Colombia and the United States. Most recently, she has produced long-form audio journalism about the Cuban protests of July 2021, the 10th Anniversary of DACA and the labor rights movement against rideshare apps in California. In her previous role as a Los Angeles-based Correspondent with BBC News Mundo, she extensively covered U.S. immigration policy and U.S. Latinx communities for online, TV and radio outlets across the BBC.
Patty Lowy has taught ESL for more than ten years. She has worked with groups, individuals in business and academic institutions, including the Westchester Library System, Westchester Community College, SUNY New Paltz and Teachers College. Prior to this work, she was a graphic artist, working primarily in book publishing.
An Emmy award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and media executive, Pamela Hogan’s recent independent film Looks like Laury Sounds like Laury - about the mother of two young children confronting a neurological breakdown – was hailed as one of “The Best TV Shows of 2015” by The New York Times and honored with a Gabriel Award. She was recently Co- Creator and Executive Producer of the PBS series Women, War & Peace and Director of Episode 1, I Came to Testify, about the Bosnian women who changed international law when they testified about wartime rape for the first time in history. Seen by 12 million viewers, the films won 2 Overseas Press Club awards, a Television Academy Honor, and a Gracie Award; and I Came to Testify was awarded the ABA’s Silver Gavel for excellence in fostering the American public’s understanding of law.
Previously, Pamela was Executive Producer of PBS’s international series Wide Angle. Working closely with global filmmakers on 70 programs filmed in 50 countries, she also originated and developed the Emmy-winning Ladies First about women’s leadership in post-genocide Rwanda, and launched Time for School following 7 children in 7 countries from kindergarten through high school as they fight the odds to get a basic education (Gabriel Award, Overseas Press Club citation, IDA nominee). Her speaking engagements include the White House, USIP, Capitol Hill, the Asia Society, the U.N., CFR, and Harvard and UC Berkeley Law Schools. A graduate of Harvard College, she holds a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia. She is currently developing a film about the women of Iceland.
Pallavi Gogoi is NPR’s Chief Business Editor. Each day, she helps set the agenda for how NPR covers the biggest business, economics, tech and media stories. Her mission is to bring a deeper understanding of these topics and showcase the power they have to shape the lives of people and change the course of history. Under her leadership, her team members have done distinctive work that have won a bevy of awards, including the Edward Murrow, Gracies, Scripps Howard, National Headliner and SABEW.
She has served as a journalism professor at Princeton University and Columbia University. She has over 25 years of experience working as a newsroom leader, editor and reporter at CNN, Business Week, The Associated Press, USA Today and Dow Jones. In addition to English, she is fluent in Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, proficient in Urdu.
"I'm an investigative reporter at Bloomberg News. I write about the intersection of child safety and the digital world for Businessweek magazine. I'm on the board of the New York Financial Writers' Association.
I'm a 2018 graduate of Columbia Journalism School, where I studied business and economics reporting. Prior to moving to the US, I was working as a multi-media investigative reporter at the largest daily newspapers in both Canada and New Zealand. My stories influenced legislation in both countries."
Nushin Rashidian is the research lead on the Center’s research on platforms and publishers. Rashidian is the co-founder of the digital news publication, Cannabis Wire, which provides smart coverage of the emerging global cannabis industry. The publication was awarded a Made in NY Entrepreneur Innovation Grant, funded by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and also a Magic Grant from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Rashidian co-authored “A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition” (The New Press, 2014), which was reviewed in The New York Review of Books. While covering cannabis for national and international publications since 2010, Rashidian has spoken on TV and radio, including WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show and the History Channel, and at universities and institutes, including The Cato Institute and Columbia Law School.
Naomi teaches audio journalism courses and drops in to other classes to help with voice coaching. She is passionate about the power of audio and loves seeing students master audio journalism.
During her public media career, she has been a factchecker, reporter, managing editor, broadcast and podcast ("Grapple") host, news director, and program director.
She is an editor at WAMU/DCist, Washington, D.C.'s public radio station and local news site. She also helps the team at WKMS in Murray, KY with their podcast, "Middle of Everywhere." In the past, she has worked at WHYY (Philadelphia), WSHU (Fairfield, CT) and Consumer Reports magazine. Before becoming a journalist, was an environmental scientist, and a ranger for the National Park Service. Still has the hat.
Nabiha Syed is the chief executive officer of The Markup, an award-winning journalism non-profit that challenges technology to serve the public good. Under her leadership, The Markup’s unique approach has been referenced by Congress 21 times, inspired dozens of class action lawsuits, won a national Murrow Award and a Loeb Award, and been recognized as "Most Innovative" by FastCompany in 2022.
Before launching The Markup in 2020, Nabiha spent a decade as an acclaimed media lawyer focused on the intersection of frontier technology and newsgathering, including advising on issues around the Snowden revelations and the Steele Dossier, access litigation around police disciplinary records and privatized services, as well as privacy and free speech issues globally. Described by Forbes as “one of the best emerging free speech lawyers”, she has briefed two presidents on free speech in the digital age, delivered the Salant Lecture at Harvard, headlined SXSW to discuss data privacy after Roe v. Wade, and was awarded the NAACP/Archewell Digital Civil Rights award in 2023 for her work.
A California native and daughter of Pakistani immigrants, Nabiha holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she co-founded one of the nation’s first media law clinics, a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and a law degree from Balliol College, Oxford, which she attended as a Marshall Scholar. She serves on the boards of the New York Civil Liberties Union, The New Press, and the Scott Trust, among others. At Columbia Journalism School, Nabiha has been adjunct faculty teaching media law to journalism students
Nabiha lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young sons. She is a lifelong Girl Scout, and probably has Thin Mints in her handbag right this minute.
Mike Hoyt is an editor, writer, and journalism teacher with deep experience, and co-director of the J-school’s Writing Center.
He wrote and edited articles about journalism and its challenges for more than 26 years at the Columbia Journalism Review, starting in 1986. For ten of those years—2001 through 2011—he was the editor, responsible for all content and leading the magazine through two redesigns, the creation of its website, and CJR’s 40th and 50th anniversaries. He is co-editor of a CJR book, “Reporting Iraq: An Oral History of the War by the Journalists Who Covered It,” published in 2007 by Melville House.
Before CJR, Mike was a reporter at two newspapers, a copy editor at Business Week, and a freelance writer. After CJR, he continued teaching at the J-school alongside several faculty members, including Michael Shapiro, Daniel Alarcon, and Alyson Martin.
He is the editor of the Delacorte Review, a home for longform narrative nonfiction, and recently edited another book, “The Last Letter: A Father’s Struggle, a Daughter’s Quest, and the Long Shadow of the Holocaust,” by Karen Gordon.
Mike grew up in Kansas City and lives in northern Connecticut with his wife, Mary Ellen Schoonmaker, the other co-director of the Writing Center.
Michael Grabell is a reporter for ProPublica, where he has produced stories for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR, Vice, Univision and CBS News. His work typically focuses on economic issues, labor, immigration and trade. He has reported on the ground from more than 30 states, as well as some of the remotest villages in Alaska and Guatemala.
In 2016, he received a Gerald Loeb Award for business journalism and an IRE Medal for investigative reporting for a series on the dismantling of workers' comp systems across the country. His stories on the growth of temp work helped spur new laws in California and Illinois and won the ASNE award for reporting on diversity. And in 2018, his stories on retaliation against immigrant workers won the Aronson Award for social justice journalism.
Grabell is the author of two books: a narrative history of President Obama's attempts to revive the economy called Money Well Spent? and the poetry chapbook Macho Man, which won the Finishing Line Press competition in 2013. He started his journalism career writing obituaries for the Daily Record in Parsippany, N.J.
Michael LaForgia is an editor on the Metro desk of The New York Times, overseeing investigative and enterprise stories.
Previously, he was a correspondent on the Investigations desk, where he wrote about breakdowns in the New York City transit system, Facebook's trading of personal data to other big tech firms, the Trump administration's promotion of American arms sales to the Middle East and inequities in policing.
He joined The Times in 2017 after more than a decade as an investigative reporter and editor in Florida. He has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 2014 for exposing problems in a Florida homeless program and in 2016 for revealing one Florida county's neglect of schools in Black neighborhoods.
Mia Hariz is a video journalist who has previously worked for CNN, CNN+, BBC Reel and the United Nations. Presently, she teaches at her alma mater, the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. At BBC Reel, the BBC’s site for premium video content, Mia produced individual documentary shorts and oversaw entire series. She led research, conducted interviews, and edited footage on topics including sustainability, creativity and psychology. Before CNN+’s shutdown, Mia assisted in pitching, researching, scripting and editing short-form, live programs. The year prior, she interned with CNN Digital Productions, where she worked on producing and editing mini documentaries for CNN’s daily “Go There” show. In 2020, Mia earned her master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she now teaches visual storytelling as an Adjunct Professor, advising graduate students on proper camera operation, development of narrative structure, non-linear editing, and post-production techniques.
Merrill Perlman is a consultant who works with news organizations, private companies and foundations, journalism organizations and writers and editors, helping them to communicate with clarity. She spent 25 years at The New York Times in jobs ranging from copy editor to director of copy desks, in charge of all 150-plus copy editors at The Times. She is also a freelance editor of books, long-form journalism and other informational content.
Before going to The Times, she was a copy editor and assistant business editor at The Des Moines Register. Before that, she was a reporter and copy editor at The Southern Illinoisan newspaper. She has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a master of arts in mass communication from Drake University.
Meg Kissinger is an investigative reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who specializes in writing about mental illness. Her work on the abysmal housing conditions of people with chronic mental illness led to the creation of more than 600 new housing units in Milwaukee. She has been honored with two George Polk awards, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel.
In 2009, Kissinger and Susanne Rust were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting for their work uncovering the government’s failure to protect the public from dangerous chemicals in everyday products. Those stories won several awards, including the Oakes Award and the National Journalism Award for Public Service.
Before coming to Milwaukee, Kissinger covered criminal and civil courts for The Cincinnati Post and was a general assignment reporter at the Watertown (NY) Daily Times. She was named Wisconsin Watchdog of the Year in 2015.
She graduated from DePauw University with a degree in political science.
Matt Rocheleau is an editor at Hearst overseeing data and investigations for the Times Union in Albany and a network of about 20 daily and weekly newspapers in Connecticut. Prior to starting in that role in May 2021, he was a reporter at The Boston Globe for a decade, most recently a member of the Spotlight Team. At the Globe, Rocheleau led a year-long investigation that uncovered repeated failures to keep problem drivers off the road had cost lives. The project prompted immediate change at DMVs and courts across the country and won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting. He has spearheaded numerous other long-term and rolling investigations, using hard-fought public records, tips from sources and detailed data analysis to uncover wrong-doing and hold leaders accountable at a host of government agencies and private companies.
Matt Bockelman is an independent documentary director and cinematographer. Through his company, Fly’s Eye Films, Matt has directed and/or shot films for New York City Ballet, Madison Square Garden, MTV, ESPN and Sesame St. In 2015 he created the Emmy nominated 8-part documentary series, “Sesame Street. & Autism: See Amazing in All Children.” His award-winning docs have been shown internationally at film festivals including, Sundance, DOC NYC, HotDocs and Big Sky Int'l Film Festival. In addition, Fly’s Eye Films is actively involved in creating original content for non-profit organizations around New York City.
Masako Melissa Hirsch is a journalist working for Vox.com’s award-winning video team, where she oversees research. Through her role, she works to strengthen the reporting and research processes and standards across Vox Video, including managing reporting initiatives, data dives and public records requests. She’s also part of the team behind the series, “Missing Chapter,” which has garnered millions of views, two Emmy nominations, and was a series winner for Best Digital Storytelling from the Online Journalism Awards. She previously worked as a researcher for late-night show “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.” Before that, she worked on investigative projects as a fellow at Columbia Journalism School, including its investigation into the fossil fuel industry’s long-time knowledge about climate change and the Panama Papers. She’s a graduate of Columbia’s Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Loyola University New Orleans. Melissa speaks Japanese and French and is an eternal New Orleanian at heart.
Mary Ellen was an award-winning editorial writer and opinion columnist for The Bergen Record newspaper in New Jersey for 20 years. In 2001, she received the Editorial Writing award from the Society of the Silurians, the distinguished New York press club. She has also been a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor, writing extensively about education, family, workplace and childcare issues. She was a copy editor at Business Week magazine and an associate editor at The Columbia Journalism Review, where she wrote a groundbreaking piece on new mothers in the newsroom and the many challenges they faced.
Mary Ellen also taught literature and journalism at Saint Anthony High School in Jersey City, N.J., the legendary basketball school.
She is currently co-director of the J-school's Writing Center and a long-time Master's Project advisor. Working with students has been among the most rewarding phases of her career.
Marlow Stern has been the Senior Entertainment Editor of Rolling Stone since 2022. He currently presides over the magazine and website’s entertainment coverage, focusing on television, film, popular culture, sports, investigations, the adult industry, and the occasional cult. He regularly writes on these topics as well.
Before joining Rolling Stone, Stern was the Senior Entertainment Editor of The Daily Beast and an editor and reporter for Newsweek. He also worked at Blender magazine and helped start a pair of online publications while he was an undergrad in college. He has won two National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards and has overseen award-winning coverage tackling everything from Scientology to the #MeToo movement.
Stern earned an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2010.
Mario R. Garcia is Senior Adviser on News Design and Adjunct Professor at Columbia. He is also CEO/Founder of Garcia Media, a global consulting firm. He has been involved with the redesign and rethink of more than 700 publications in 120 countries, including The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He came to the School of Journalism as the Hearst Digital Media Professional in Residence in 2013.
He is the author of 14 books, the latest of which is "The Story," a trilogy about mobile storytelling and design.
He has been involved with the Poynter Institute’s EyeTrack Research since its start, including the most recent “EyeTrack: Tablet.”
His awards include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of News Design, The Journalism Medal of Honor from the University of Missouri for Distinguished Service in Journalism. In 2015, Mario became the recipient of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Charles O’Malley Excellence in Teaching Award. People Magazine mentioned him among the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States.
Mario is an avid runner and is totally submerged in the topic of how news and information move across digital platforms. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Miami.
LynNell Hancock is a reporter and writer specializing in education and child and family policy issues, who has taught journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism since 1993. She is the director of the Spencer Fellowship for Education Journalism, a program that supports the work of mid-career journalists to study at Columbia and produce significant works of journalism on education topics.
In addition to contributing to Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The Nation and The New York Times, she served on staff of The Village Voice, the New York Daily News, and Newsweek where she covered national and local education issues. She has served on the National Advisory Board of Journalism Fellowships in Child and Family Policy and Columbia University’s Institute for Child and Family Policy.
Hancock is the author of "Hands to Work: The Stories of Three Families Racing the Welfare Clock" (2002) and contributed to "America’s Mayor" (2005) and "The Public Assault on America’s Children: Poverty, Violence and Juvenile Injustice" (2000).
Hancock holds an M.A. in East Asian Languages and Literature and an M.S. in Journalism, both from Columbia.
Known for tales that are deeply researched and artfully told, Lisa Belkin has spent a career covering American social issues, as a daily journalist, a magazine writer and a book author.
During nearly 30 years at The New York Times, she was variously a national correspondent (based in Houston), a medical reporter, a Contributing Writer for The New York Times Magazine, and the creator of the Life’s Work column and the Motherlode blog. She has spent the past decade in the digital realm, in senior positions at HuffPost and Yahoo News.
Belkin is the author of four books, most recently Genealogy of a Murder: Four Generations, Three Families, One Fateful Night, which has received uniformly rave reviews including from such publications and The New York Times, NPR and The Wall Street Journal; it has been described as “riveting”, “magestically sweeping,” “hauntingly powerful,” and “a hell of a great read.”
Her previous books were Life’s Work, Confessions of an Unbalanced Mom, First, Do No Harm, and Show Me A Hero, which was made into an HBO miniseries of the same name and nominated for, among other things: a Golden Globe, Satellite, Critics Choice and NAACP Image Award for acting; a Writers Guild and Scripter Award for best writing; and a Critics Choice and Satellite award for best miniseries.
In other media, Belkin was the host of “Life’s Work with Lisa Belkin”, on XM Radio, as well as a regular contributor to Public Radio’s The Takeaway and NBC’s Today Show. A graduate of Princeton University, she has returned there as a visiting professor in the Humanities Council, teaching narrative non- fiction as an instrument of social change. Since 2015 she has taught reporting, writing and narrative non-fiction at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Lila Hassan, M.S. Stabile ‘20, is an award-winning independent investigative journalist who covers extremism, immigration, and human rights for a variety of media, including print, documentary, television, and radio. She has worked on projects that have gone on to win the Pulitzer Prize and Polk Awards as well as nominations for Emmys, a Peabody Award, and a Columbia DuPont award.
Her work has been published in The New York Times, ProPublica, The Guardian, FRONTLINE PBS, HuffPost National, Reuters, The Trace, Kaiser Health News, and more. After starting her career in human rights investigations, she pivoted to journalism and has reported from Cairo, Istanbul, Paris, and New York.
She holds a bachelor's degree in political science with honors from CUNY Brooklyn College, where she was in The Scholars Program, and a Master of Science from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism's specialized Toni Stabile Center for investigative reporting, where she was a Lorana Sullivan fellow. She has also studied international affairs and law at Université de Paris X - Nanterre.
She lives in New York and speaks Arabic and French. In her spare time, she is working on learning Spanish.
Kristen Lombardi heads the Columbia Journalism School’s postgraduate reporting program, Columbia Journalism Investigations, where she has the privilege of helping produce great investigative stories while training the next generation of great investigative reporters. Under her editorial leadership, CJI fellows have dug into worker heat deaths (link is external), the mental-health toll of climate-fueled disasters (link is external) and online-dating companies’ response to sexual assaults (link is external), and CJI investigations have won accolades from the South Carolina Press Association, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Peabody Awards.
Before joining the J-School in August 2018, Kristen spent 11 years as an investigative reporter at the nonprofit newsroom the Center for Public Integrity, covering environmental and social justice issues. She’s been a journalist (link is external) for 26 years and has received numerous national and regional awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the Dart Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service. In 2013, President Barack Obama signed a law addressing problems exposed by her 2009-10 CPI investigation, “Sexual Assault on Campus (link is external).” She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and an Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and has a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University. She’s taught investigative skills classes at Columbia and serves as a master’s adviser for students in the Stabile investigative reporting program.
Kim Barker is a reporter on the investigations team at The New York Times. Until January 2018 she was a reporter on the metro desk, focusing on affordable housing in New York City. Before joining The Times in mid-2014, Ms. Barker was an investigative reporter at the online nonprofit ProPublica, writing mainly about campaign finance. In late 2009 and early 2010, Ms. Barker was the Edward R. Murrow press fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, where she focused on Pakistan and Afghanistan and United States policy. She was the South Asia bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune from 2004 to 2009. Her book, "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan," published by Doubleday in 2011, later became the basis for the movie "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot." Before joining the Tribune, Ms. Barker worked for The Seattle Times, The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., and The Times in northwest Indiana. She has won investigative-reporting awards from organizations such as Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, and Best of the West.
Kholood Eid is a Palestinian American documentary photographer, filmmaker and educator based in New York. She was part of the team at the Times that won the 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Award for their series investigating online child sexual abuse.
Kevin has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including the Asbury Park Press and The New York Times, for which wrote a weekly column about New Jersey. He has been teaching at the school since 2000, and has twice been chosen Distinguished Teacher of the Year. He is the author of "A Day in the Night of America," "Domers: A Year at Notre Dame," and the recipient of the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award for "Marching Home: To War and Back with The Men of One American Town." He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Keren Blankfeld is an award-winning journalist with a special interest in narrative nonfiction. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, Reuters, The Toronto Star, and others. Her first book,Lovers in Auschwitz: A True Story will be published through Little, Brown in January 2024 and is being translated to multiple languages. A former editor and staff writer at Forbes, Keren has been a guest on CNN, BBC World News, and E! Entertainment. In 2013, Keren served as a creative executive at New Regency Productions, where she worked with screenwriters and playwrights to develop material for movies and TV shows. She holds a B.A. in International Relations and English from Tufts University and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Keren spent her teenage years in Houston, Texas. She now lives in New York with her husband and two sons.
Ken Brown is the financial enterprise editor for The Wall Street Journal. In that role he oversees investigations and special projects on topics of deep interest to Journal readers. Ken has years of experience in financial investigations, including launching the Journal’s award-winning coverage of the $4 billion financial fraud involving Malaysia’s government-investment fund 1MDB, one of the biggest thefts in history.
Before his current role, Ken was the editor of Heard on the Street, the Journal’s home for commentary and analysis on business, markets and the economy. Ken revamped the Heard’s coverage to focus on global issues, improved mobile presentation and boosted traffic. He introduced multi-part series on urgent topics and long-form Heards, leveraging the expertise of his global staff, which is based in New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and London.
Ken returned to New York in 2016 after nearly five years in Asia where he ran the Journal’s Hong Kong bureau and its regional finance and markets coverage. In Asia, Ken oversaw coverage of China’s financial system and in 2013, led the Journal’s series China’s Rising Risks. The series highlighted the potential problems caused by China’s rapidly rising debt and distorted economy well before these became global financial concerns. Ken also ran coverage of the 2014 Hong Kong protests and the hiring of Chinese princelings by western investment banks. >
Before moving to Asia, Ken ran the Journal’s finance and markets coverage during and after the financial crisis. Over that period, the Journal won numerous awards for its coverage of Wall Street and markets.
Ken first joined the Journal as a reporter in 2000. He has overseen the Journal's real estate coverage and reported on tech and markets. As a Heard on the Street columnist from 2001 to 2004, he wrote about the collapse of Arthur Andersen and scandals involving Nortel, Enron and others.
In a detour from journalism, Ken worked as a principal at Pzena Investment Management, a value-oriented investment firm. He has also worked at The New York Times, Smart Money magazine and The Washington Post. He graduated from SUNY Binghamton and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.
Juan Arredondo is a Colombian-American documentary photographer and filmmaker who has chronicled human rights issues and social and armed conflicts throughout Latin America, Ukraine and the US. He’s a regular contributor to The New York Times and National Geographic. His photographs have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, and aired on ESPN , PBS, and HBO, among others. For his work, he has been awarded a World Press Photo, Overseas Press Club, ICRC Humanitarian Visa D’Or Award, among others. Arredonod is a Columbia University Journalism School graduate and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard.
Arredondo has been a visiting professor of visual journalism at Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism and teaches photojournalism, multimedia, sound and video at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism since 2021.
Jonathan Thirkield's work explores the boundaries between the human language systems of poetry and code—as forms of expression and as structural models for being. He has worked as an independent Web developer for arts and media outlets over a decade, and he has taught poetry at colleges and universities including the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Deep Springs College. He teaches courses in computational media and digital arts at the New School's Graduate Media Studies Program, Parson's Design and Technology MFA program, and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism MS Data program.
His first collection of poetry, The Waker's Corridor, won the 2008 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. His next of collection, Infinity Pool, will be published by the University of Chicago Press' Phoenix Poets series in the fall of 2024. His interactive work has been accessioned into the Rhizome ArtBase, and his recent writing has appeared in Conjunctions, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review. To view some of his interactive projects go to floatingmedia.com
John Zucker was longtime Deputy Chief Counsel and Senior Vice President at ABC, Inc., where he led the group of attorneys who advise and represent ABC News and the news operations at the ABC-owned television stations on newsgathering, libel, privacy, fair use, and other First Amendment, FCC and copyright issues. Prior to joining ABC, Zucker was Senior Broadcast Attorney at CBS Inc., working with CBS News and the CBS stations, and an associate at Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering, Washington, DC, specializing in First Amendment and FCC matters.
Zucker is a graduate of Yale Law School and Yale College, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News.
Zucker has been an adjunct professor teaching media law courses at the Columbia School of Journalism since 1999. Prior to that, he was a visiting lecturer teaching a media law seminar course at Yale College for seven years. Zucker has appeared frequently as a guest speaker or panelist at legal workshops and at law school and college media law classes.
Before attending law school, Zucker worked as a reporter at the Wilton (Ct.) Bulletin and at the Associated Press bureau in Hartford, CT and as a copy editor at the Buffalo Evening News.
Jennifer Vanasco is an editor at WNYC, where she edits local reporting and writes culture features and arts reviews.
She previously was the Minority Reports columnist for Columbia Journalism Review, where she analyzed how the mainstream media covered social minorities, and the editor in chief of MTV's LGBT news and politics website 365gay.com. Her nationally-syndicated, weekly newspaper column Common Life ran for 14 years and won the Peter Lisagor Award for opinion writing from the Society of Professional Journalists three times. She has also won awards from the New York State Broadcaster's Association, the Associated Press, the National Headliner Awards and the Webbys, has published work in anthologies and was a fellow at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and SPACE at Ryder Farm. She has taught journalism at Columbia University and the University of Chicago, is on the faculty of the critic's program at the O'Neill and was invited by the U.S. State Department to coach Iraqi journalists on media ethics at the United Nations. She graduated from Wellesley.
Janmaris Perez, M.S. Journalism '20, is a journalist and audio producer specializing in narrative news and non-fiction podcasts. She is currently an Associate Producer at NBC News where she has worked on various series, including Into America, Why Is This Happening? The Chris Hayes Podcast, Déjà News, and Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra, which has gone on to win the Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism. She previously worked at StoryCorps where she produced for NPR's Morning Edition and the StoryCorps Podcast.
She holds a bachelor's degree in Digital Media/Communication Studies with honors from Florida State University, and a Master of Science from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
She lives in Astoria, Queens and enjoys local stand-up comedy shows in her spare time.
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Jamie Roth is an Emmy award-winning on-air news reporter who has worked for TV stations across the country. Over the past 20-plus years, Roth has covered major stories of national and local interest. She’s also worked as a freelance video news producer and print reporter for Business Insider.
Roth has taught at Columbia since 2014.
Jim Mintz is an adjunct professor in the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism in the Columbia Journalism School and the president of the Mintz Group, a research and investigative firm. He has spent thirty years conducting investigations all over the world. He helped pioneer the use of sophisticated resources by law firms in the 1970s as an in-house investigator at a Washington, D.C. law firm.
In 1980, Newsweek said about their unique in-house group: "What sets [them] apart— and a few others around the nation — is their ability to take comprehensive looks at complicated situations and make sense out of them." His articles include “Harassment 101: How to Handle Complaints” for The Wall Street Journal, "Strategies for Managing Complex Corporate Investigations” for the Practicing Law Institute, and “Background Checking on BoardCandidates" for Directors & Boards.
Two of Jim's notable assignments recently:
He was the chief investigator for the Connecticut legislative committee that considered the impeachment of Governor John Rowland. Jim testified for days at televised hearings, during one of which Rowland resigned.
Jim also worked on behalf of New York City on the issue of how handguns are distributed, sold and get into the hands of criminals.
Gregory Khalil is the co-founder and President of Telos, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit that equips American leaders and their communities to better engage seemingly intractable conflict. Much of Telos’ work has centered on the role of faith leaders and culture shapers in America’s relationship to Israel/Palestine and the broader Middle East. Prior to founding Telos, Greg was a legal and communications adviser to Palestinian leaders on peace negotiations with Israel. Greg is also a founding member and chair of the board of directors of Narrative 4, a global non-profit that seeks to use story and media to cultivate empathy across divides. He has lectured internationally and his writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Review of Faith & International Affairs. Greg is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and Yale Law School.
Golda Arthur is an audio producer, reporter and editor. Over the course of her 25-year career in journalism, she has edited and reported on breaking news, produced long-form documentaries and series, and led teams to create award-winning podcasts. Her work has been heard on the CBC, BBC and NPR.
Her roots are in news: she began her career in audio at CBC Radio in Canada, where she was a reporter and producer. She went on to work for the BBC World Service in London, producing and then editing Newshour, the network’s flagship news program for 12 years, working on breaking news, field productions, and documentaries. In New York, where she is now based, she was an editor and producer for Marketplace, and senior producer for the award-winning technology podcast, Codebreaker. She moved from radio to podcasting in 2017, working for Vox Media, where she co-wrote and produced Land of the Giants: the Rise of Amazon, the first in a multi-year series on the power of tech companies. Moving further into tech journalism, she was also executive producer of Reset, a technology news show at Vox, before moving on to become supervising producer of Today, Explained. She is now an independent journalist and showrunner.
Gershom Gorenberg is a historian and journalist who has been covering Middle Eastern affairs for over three decades. He is the author, most recently, of "War of Shadows: Code Breakers, Spies, and the Secret Struggle to Drive the Nazis from the Middle East." Based on documents that remained classified for decades, War of Shadows demolishes myths of World War II and solves the mystery of the spy affair that nearly brought Rommel’s army and SS death squads to Cairo and Jerusalem. Gorenberg’s previous book was The Unmaking of Israel, a provocative examination of Israeli history and the crisis of Israeli democracy. He is also the author of The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977, a groundbreaking portrayal of Israel’s post-1967 history, of major Israeli leaders, and of Israel-U.S. relations.
His first book was "The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount," a close look at the role of religious radicalism and apocalyptic visions in the Mideast conflict. He co-authored The Jerusalem Report’s 1996 biography of Yitzhak Rabin, "Shalom Friend," winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Gorenberg is a columnist for The Washington Post and has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, the New York Review of Books, The New Republic and in Hebrew for Ha’aretz. He was for many years the op-ed editor of The Jerusalem Report.
Gorenberg has appeared on Sixty Minutes, Fresh Air and on CNN and BBC. He has lectured at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Carnegie Council, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Middle East Institute, the University of Oxford Middle East Centre and the University of Haifa Faculty of Law. When not in New York to teach, he lives in Jerusalem with his wife, journalist Myra Noveck. They have three children – Yehonatan, Yasmin and Shir-Raz.
Ese Olumhense is a reporter at THE CITY. She was previously a reporter at the Chicago Tribune and at The Investigative Fund, and has worked at the Tribune Media Company, The Intercept, and SaharaReporters. As a freelance documentary producer, she has worked on programs for Netflix and MTV. Originally from the Bronx, NY, she is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School.
Ellen Gabler is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. Prior to joining The Times in 2017, she worked at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a reporter and deputy investigations editor.
A native of Eau Claire, Wis., Ms. Gabler has a bachelor of business administration from Emory University and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she was part of the inaugural class of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism.
Ms. Gabler started her journalism career at the Stillwater Gazette in Stillwater, Minn. and has also been a reporter at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and the Chicago Tribune.
As the Assistant Dean of Student, Academic, and International Programs, Elena directs the Part-time Program for M.S. students and oversees a portfolio of international programs and communications. A graduate of the Part-time M.S. program, she was a staff writer at The Miami Herald. Her magazine work has appeared in VIBE, Marie Claire, Commonweal and PODER. She has also worked as an editor at Scholastic News and a staff writer at the Ford Foundation’s quarterly magazine. Elena is the faculty adviser to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ student chapter at Columbia University. She is a member of the school’s Academic Affairs team.
Dolores Barclay is an author and former National Writer and Arts Editor of The Associated Press. She worked for AP first as a reporter covering City Hall, federal and criminal courts, and the police beat for the New York City bureau, before advancing to National Writer and investigative reporter. She later moved into culture coverage as a writer and critic and rose to manage and overhaul AP's culture beat as Arts and Entertainment editor. Her investigative series with fellow National Writer Todd Lewan, "Torn From the Land(link is external)," was a seminal work in documenting the massive loss of wealth suffered by Black Americans through land loss. The project was awarded the Aronson Prize for Social Justice Journalism, the APME Enterprise Award, and the Griot Award of the New York Association of Black Journalists and was submitted for a Pulitzer Prize. It remains a studied and much discussed work. Barclay, who has taught feature writing at Rutgers University, is the author of two inspirational books, and co-author of "A Girl Needs Cash" and "Sammy Davis Jr. My Father,” now a film project with the Emmy-winning actress/producer/writer Lena Waithe. She also worked with Diana Ross on her best-selling memoir, "Secrets of a Sparrow." A graduate of Elmira College, Barclay was honored with the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2011. She is also a recipient of The Multiple Sclerosis Award for Excellence in Communication. She is currently working on her first novel and a nonfiction account of her family’s storied history.
When not working, Barclay sails, fishes, snorkels, travels, gardens and cooks. She enjoys theater, film, music, art, dance and comic books.
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Derek Kravitz is a contributing reporter at ProPublica, the New York-based investigative nonprofit. Previously, he was ProPublica’s director of research from 2016 to 2018. He was also a reporter and editor for the Greater New York section of The Wall Street Journal; a national economics writer for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C.; a local government and transportation staff writer at The Washington Post; and a crime reporter at the Columbia Daily Tribune in Missouri.
Kravitz is a two-time Livingston Award finalist and projects he edited or reported have won prizes from the George Polk Awards, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, the Online News Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Deadline Club. He has also been apart of three teams that have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.
Kravitz was also a postgraduate research scholar at Columbia University and was a co-author of the journalism school's independent review of Rolling Stone magazine’s now-retracted campus-rape story.
Kravitz graduated with a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and master’s degrees in international relations and journalism from Columbia University. He teaches investigative reporting at Columbia’s Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism.
Denise Ajiri is an award-winning data & investigative journalist and risk assessment analyst. Born and raised in Iran, she has had a global career and is based in New York today.
Denise’s work frequently has an economic and cross-border span. She uses data and investigative skills to connect the dots and often to expose wrongdoing. Her work has been published in multiple outlets in the US and Europe.
Beyond her individual work, Denise has been a contributor to a variety of marquee cooperative journalistic efforts including the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), Univision/Columbia University, and Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). Denise is a graduate of Iran’s flagship Tehran University. She earned her Master’s at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2015 as a Stabile fellow. She returned to Columbia in 2017 as a postdoctoral research scholar.
Denise is a winner of the Online News Association’s MJ Bear Fellowship and continues to serve on its committee. She later received an Online News Association award for her work around Iranian elections. Denise is fluent in Persian and Assyrian and conversant in Turkish and Azeri.
Deborah Sontag is a Brooklyn-based writer with 35 years of experience as an investigative reporter, foreign correspondent, magazine writer and editor. She spent most of her career at The New York Times, where she reported from around the city, the country and the world.
Sontag created the immigration beat at The Times, served as the first woman bureau chief in Jerusalem, and, with an award-winning, 18,000-word narrative on waste and bungling in the reconstruction of Ground Zero, helped pioneer the use of stand-alone sections devoted to a single story.
She has profiled world leaders from Hugo Chávez to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and covered a broad range of subjects, which recently included Colombian death squads, Salvadoran street gangs, transgender inmates, the North Dakota oil boom and addiction treatment in Appalachia.
Among her many commendations, she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her coverage of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, and a winner of the George Polk Award for an investigation of the federal immigration agency.
Prior to joining The Times, Sontag was a feature writer and book critic at The Miami Herald, and an education reporter at The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette. She has been a visiting professor at Princeton University and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and a high school French and Spanish teacher in Manhattan.
She holds an M.S. degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a B.A. in Romance Languages and Literature from Dartmouth College.
Deanna is an experienced trial lawyer and investigator whose practice focuses on white collar defense, government investigations, and complex civil litigation. She served for six years as an assistant district attorney in New York City and has tried more than two dozen cases to verdict in federal and state court.
Deanna was a legal affairs correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and a national and breaking news reporter for the Washington Post. During her journalism career, she was part of The Post team that was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. In 2022, Deanna received the New York Press Club Award for political reporting and the Newswoman’s Club of New York's Front Page Award for her reporting in the wake of the ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade.
Dave is a freelance data journalist who recently decided to leave the Bergen Record in New Jersey and branch out on his own after 18 years as co-manager, and then manager, of the newspaper's data operation. His role at The Record included maintaining a library of dozens of databases as well as developing, reporting, writing and providing interactive graphics for data-driven stories. He has won awards for articles on a broad spectrum of topics, including race-based property tax inequities, historical changes in living patterns throughout the New York City area, major league baseball player values, relationship trends revealed in personal ads and the real estate boom and bust of the past two decades.
Prior to becoming involved in data journalism, he worked as a beat reporter covering housing, urban issues and a long-running desegregation battle in Yonkers in the 1980s and 90s.
When he's not in front of a class or a computer, he can be found hiking the trails of America's national parks, playing on the softball fields of New York City, pursuing his love of photography or repairing antique phonographs.
Danielle Ivory is a prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times. Since joining The Times in 2013, she has written about deadly auto-safety defects; Wall Street's push into emergency services and water; federal regulation; the coronavirus pandemic; and the war in Ukraine.
As part of The Times's sprawling effort to cover the pandemic, Ms. Ivory helped lead a group of journalists in collecting and analyzing Covid-19 and vaccine data, powering dozens of stories and tools across the newsroom. For her work tracking the virus, she was part of a team that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, as well as the 2020 Philip Meyer Journalism award and a 2020 Sigma Delta Chi award.
Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Ms. Ivory was part of the team that covered the war and was a recipient of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting. Ms. Ivory received the 2018 John B. Oakes award for her reporting on the Environmental Protection Agency. She also received a 2014 Scripps Howard award, a 2014 Society of Business Editors and Writers award and a 2015 Deadline Club award as part of a team that covered General Motors’s ignition switch crisis and government inattention to auto defects.
She graduated from Princeton and earned her master’s degree at the University of Oxford. She grew up in Pullman, Wash.
CJ Walker is a freelance video journalist. She has produced and edited documentary projects for the Al Jazeera English Channel, Eastern Standard Times, and Netflix. She is also the first Institute for Nonprofit News Intern at Retro Report. She teaches Video 1 at the Journalism School and is a graduate of the program. Prior to Columbia, she worked at nonprofit organizations and as a teacher.
Christopher Weaver is a reporter at the Wall Street Journal. He was part of the Journal team that won a 2015 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He's a graduate of Tulane University and the University of Maryland. Mr. Weaver joined the Journal in 2011 to cover U.S. health care companies before moving to the paper's investigations team. He's been teaching at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism since 2015.
Christopher Lee is a Korean-American photographer based in both San Antonio, Texas and Brooklyn, New York. His personal work focuses on issues of identity, subcultures, immigration, and the United States military. He is known for his use of lighting and style in his images as well as his sense of empathy for the people and subjects he photographs. He is most recently known for his work during the January 6th riot at the US Capitol building in Washington DC.
Chris is frequently commissioned by the New York Times, TIME, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and Texas Monthly. He has also contributed to New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Politico Magazine, Washington Post, The Intercept, among others.
His commercial clients include Apple, ON Running, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), World Vision International, Innocence Project, Backcountry, Cannondale, Specialized, among others.
Chuck Stevens joined the adjunct faculty after more than three decades as a senior editor at Bloomberg News and a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, working in print, online and broadcast media.
For Bloomberg, he was a New York-based enterprise editor of global features; oversaw newsletters on hedge funds, private equity and mergers and acquisitions; and edited coverage of the financial services industry. His assignments included turns as a show producer for Bloomberg Television and an editor in Hong Kong for Asia-Pacific banking news.
With The Wall Street Journal, Stevens was a Page One feature editor and reported on financial markets in New York, the auto industry in Detroit and general assignments from the Boston bureau.
At Columbia, he has been an instructor for Reporting and for City Newsroom, a class that publishes a multimedia online news site covering New York. He also has taught Business Reporting and is a Master’s Project advisor.
Stevens is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Charles Ornstein is a deputy managing editor at ProPublica, overseeing the Local Reporting Network, which works with local news organizations to produce accountability journalism on issues of importance to their communities. From 2008 to 2017, he was a senior reporter covering health care and the pharmaceutical industry. He then worked as a senior editor.
Prior to joining ProPublica, he was a member of the metro investigative projects team at the Los Angeles Times. In 2004, he and Tracy Weber were lead authors on a series on Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, a troubled hospital in South Los Angeles. The articles won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service.
In 2009, he and Weber worked on a series of stories that detailed serious failures in oversight by the California Board of Registered Nursing and nursing boards around the country. The work was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
He previously worked at the Dallas Morning News, where he covered health care on the business desk and worked in the Washington bureau. Ornstein is a past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists and an adjunct journalism professor at Columbia University. Ornstein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
A writer and sometimes lawyer, Sandoval’s essays have appeared in several publications, including The New York Times. He is a Sundance and MacArthur grantee, an advisor with Columbia Journalism School, and on the advisory boards of the IDA’S Enterprise Documentary Fund and Firelight Media. Sandoval has done extensive work in public media, including serving on several funding and programming panels and as Co-Executive Director of Next Generation Leadership. A founding member of Indie Caucus, Sandoval is currently at work on a documentary about Latinos and the criminal justice system.
Sandoval is a native of Southern California and a graduate of Harvard College and of the University of Chicago Law School. Prior to his filmmaking career, Sandoval practiced law and worked in policy as a member of the US Delegation to the United Nations and as a program officer with The Century Foundation.
Caleb Melby is a senior investigative reporter with Bloomberg News, where he works with journalists across the newsroom to report urgent stories that have prompted action from prosecutors, regulators and lawmakers. His exclusive report on off-the-books perks offered by the Trump Organization triggered investigations, a guilty plea to felony charges by Trump’s chief financial officer, and the first and only criminal convictions of Trump’s business. His investigation with Polly Mosendz into Cerebral Inc. prompted a federal inquiry into its prescribing practices. Cerebral’s CEO was ousted and the company ceased prescribing most controlled medications. His series with Noah Buhayar and Kocieniewski showed how “well-connected individuals perverted the stated intention” of the federal Opportunity Zone program, and won a George Polk award. Stories with Kocieniewski on Kushner Cos. revealed deals that "stretched across the world and into the White House,” winning several awards, including the top honor from the New York Press Club.
Byron Hurt is also the former host of the Emmy-nominated series, "REEL WORKS with BYRON HURT.” His documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and broadcast nationally on PBS’ Emmy-award winning series Independent Lens.
Byron's latest film, Soul Food Junkies, won the CNN Best Documentary Award at the American Black Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Urbanworld Film Festival. Soul Food Junkies aired nationally on Independent Lens in 2013.
Hurt is in production for his upcoming PBS documentary, Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In?
Bruce Shapiro is Executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of Columbia Journalism School encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide.
An award-winning reporter on human rights, criminal justice and politics, Shapiro is a contributing editor at The Nation and U.S. correspondent for Late Night Live on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National. He is also teaches ethics at Columbia Journalism School, where he is adjunct professor and Senior Advisor for Academic Affairs. His books include "Shaking the Foundations: 200 Years of Investigative Journalism in America" and "Legal Lynching: The Death Penalty and America's Future."
Shapiro is recipient of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies for "outstanding and fundamental contributions to the social understanding of trauma." He is a founding board member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.
Betsy Morais is the managing editor of Columbia Journalism Review. Previously, she worked at The New Yorker, Harper’s and The Atlantic, and she has written for these and other magazines.
Ben Shapiro is a documentary maker working in radio, podcasts, and film and television. His radio projects have aired regularly on NPR, and on American Public Radio, the BBC and CBC. For 20 years he has been editor and producer at Radio Diaries, the award-winning first-person audio series heard on NPR’s All Things Considered. He has also been editor for programs and series at WNYC, Midroll/Earwolf, WUNC, with The Kitchen Sisters, and the Public Radio Exchange.
Ben’s documentary films have appeared at SXSW, the Film Society at Lincoln Center, MOMA, and colleges, theaters and broadcasts internationally. His feature documentary “Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters” followed the renowned photographer for a decade, and was named a New York Times “Critics Pick”. As a cinematographer he has worked with PBS American Masters, National Geographic, and HBO.
Ben has received the Peabody and DuPont awards for radio projects, and an Emmy for documentary cinematography.
Ava Seave is a principal of Quantum Media, a New York City-based consulting firm focused on marketing and strategic planning for media, information and entertainment companies.
Before founding Quantum Media with four others in 1998, Seave was a general manager at Scholastic Inc., The Village Voice and at TVSM. Seave has taught about the business of news and media at Columbia Journalism School since 2010, where she is an assistant adjunct professor; she currently co-teaches “Managing the 21st Century News Organization.” She also teaches at Columbia Business School where she is now an associate adjunct professor. She currently teaches “Media & Entertainment: Strategy Consulting Projects.”
Seave is the co-author, with Jonathan Knee and Bruce Greenwald, of "Curse of the Mogul: What’s Wrong with the World’s Leading Media Companies." She is co-author, with Bill Grueskin and Lucas Graves, of "The Story So Far: What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism." She has been a contributor to Forbes.com since 2013. She has written several cases for Columbia CaseWorks including “Contently: Evolution of a Media Start-Up,” “Native Advertising: Innovation or Trendy Trap,” and “Scripps Networks' Integration of Recipezaar.”
Seave graduated from Brown University with an A.B. (Phi Beta Kappa) and Harvard Business School with a M.B.A. She is on the board of privately held Waywire.com and is also on two non-profit boards: DeLaSalle Academy, a middle school for academically gifted, financially challenged students and The American Poetry Review.
Anthony DePalma spent 22 years as a reporter and foreign correspondent for The New York Times, serving as Bureau Chief in Mexico and Canada. At The Times he also was an international business correspondent covering the Americas, a national correspondent covering higher education, and a metro reporter covering housing, the working class, and the environment. He has focused his journalism on Latin America, especially Mexico and Cuba, but he has also traveled widely and reported from places as diverse as Albania, Montenegro, Guyana, and Suriname.
His interest in Cuba is both professional and personal. He is married to Miriam Rodriguez, who was born in Cuba and came to the United States after the 1959 Revolution. He first visited Cuba in 1979 during the brief thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations during the administration of Jimmy Carter and has been back many times since then to report and to visit family.
In 2001 he published "Here: A Biography of the New American Continent," which was re-released as an e-book in 2014. His second book, published in 2006, was "The Man Who Invented Fidel," about the rise of Fidel Castro and the impact that Castro, and journalism, have had on U.S.-Cuba relations. The book has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian, and the film rights were purchased by Moxie Pictures. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, he wrote nearly 100 of the “Portraits of Grief” that won a Pulitzer for The Times in 2001.
He left The Times in 2008 to become writer-in-residence at Seton Hall University, where he continued writing while teaching classes on international relations and journalism. While there, he completed his third book, "City of Dust," about the environmental and health crises that followed the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The book was the basis of a CNN documentary “Terror in the Dust,” which won the Society of Professional Journalists’ award for best documentary in 2011.
He has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism since 2009.
Among his many professional recognitions are a 2007 Emmy finalist for “Toxic Legacy,” a documentary co-production of The New York Times and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. In 2009, Columbia University awarded him the Maria Moors Cabot Award for distinguished international reporting. He has been named a media fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and a visiting scholar at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
He continues to write and lecture about Latin America and the environment, while also reporting on many other subjects. His latest book is "The Cubans: Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Times," published in 2020, by Viking, an imprint of Penguin/ Random House, in the U.S., and by Bodley Head in the U.K. It has been translated into Bulgarian, Chinese, Korean and Polish.
Andrew McCormick is an independent journalist in New York. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Politico, the South China Morning Post and more. He recently helped launch Covering Climate Now, a collaboration of hundreds of news outlets dedicated to improving coverage of the climate story. He was also a Delacorte Magazine Fellow at the Columbia Journalism Review.
Andrew received an M.S. from Columbia Journalism School, where he was valedictorian of his class and won a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship. Prior to journalism, he was an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Andrew Fredericks has been a documentary filmmaker for nearly thirty years, working as a producer, director, editor and cinematographer. His films have appeared on ABC, NBC, PBS, National Geographic and Bravo, along with festivals worldwide.
He has collaborated with journalist Bill Moyers on a host of documentaries, including LIVING ON THE EDGE, SURVIVING THE GOOD TIMES, FREE SPEECH FOR SALE and AMERICA’S FIRST RIVER. His body of work also includes TO BE AN AMERICAN, IF YOU KNEW SOUSA, AMERICA IN THE FORTIES, and FAT with pioneering filmmaker, Tom Spain. He directed and edited MONEY DRIVEN MEDICINE with Alex Gibney and edited the award winning, I CAME TO TESTIFY, the premier film in the highly acclaimed PBS series Women War and Peace. Andrew also Produced and Edited BUFFALO RETURNS for Tribeca Digital Studios, and edited and co-wrote LOOKS LIKE LAURY, SOUNDS LIKE LAURY, named one of the top ten television shows of 2015 by the New York Times.
More recently Andrew edited the Emmy Award winning ARMOR OF LIGHT, directed by Abigail Disney. He wrote and edited TIME FOR SCHOOL, a documentary filmed in 5 different countries over the course of 13 years.
His current independent projects include producing and directing ART FOR THE PEOPLE a film about the over one thousand depression era murals painted in post offices across the country and ONE-MAN SHOW, profiling the life of artist Bernard Perlin.
Andrew graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University with a degree in Visual Communications.
Andrea Fuller is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York City who specializes in data analysis. She uses spreadsheets, databases, and computer code to find stories. Ms. Fuller joined the Journal in April 2014. She previously was a data journalist at Gannett Digital, The Center for Public Integrity and The Chronicle of Higher Education. She is a graduate of Stanford University.
Amy Singer is a writer and editor specializing in legal issues. She worked at The American Lawyer magazine for 20 years, covering topics that included the death penalty, product liability, white-collar crime, takeover battles, immigration and women in the law. Among several honors, Singer won a Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for Best Single Article for her editing of Recipe for Disaster, an investigative feature on the misconduct and miscalculations of lawyers defending Morgan Stanley in a lawsuit brought by billionaire Ronald Perelman. She wrote one of the lead articles in Can America Enforce Its Drug Laws, which won a National Magazine Award for Single Topic Issue.
While crime and justice issues have been a central focus of her career, enhanced by a one-year fellowship to attend Yale Law School, Singer has also covered a range of subjects outside the law. She has edited at BusinessWeek and Thomson Reuters, and she worked at The New York Times as a news assistant and wrote for several sections of the paper, including the Sunday Magazine. She has also written for The Nation, Marie Claire and other publications. She won a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, Honorary Mention, for her Marie Claire magazine story, "Girls Sentenced to Abuse," in which she investigated claims of assault and sexual abuse of girls held in an Alabama juvenile detention.
Singer attended the University of California at Berkeley, graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and earned a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School.
Alyson Martin is the editor of Columbia News Service and a thesis adviser. Martin has also taught Reporting and Business of Media at the j-school.
Martin has covered cannabis and the war on drugs for more than a decade. She is the co-author of A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition (The New Press)and co-founder of Cannabis Wire, an independent newsroom that has received grants from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and the NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. She writes a daily, paid newsletter.
lexandra Zayas is a deputy managing editor at ProPublica, running a team of reporters and overseeing senior editors of its global public health and visual storytelling teams. Since joining ProPublica in 2017, stories she edited have won two National Magazine Awards, two George Polk Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. She worked at the Tampa Bay Times for 12 years, ultimately as the newspaper’s enterprise editor. As a reporter, her investigation into abuse at unlicensed religious children’s homes won the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.
She also teaches investigative journalism at Poynter.
Alex Clark is a video journalist and director of photography focusing on social inequality, the internet and American politics.
With a history of documentary film and short-form viral content creation for digital platforms, Alex has lead video teams at NowThis, The Root and Gizmodo Media and produced films for PBS, BET, Univision and others.
Alex instructs Video I/II and continuing education modules for narrative filmmaking along with Prof. Duy Linh Tu. He holds a B.A. from Atlanta’s Oglethorpe University and an M.S. from Columbia Journalism School.
Alan Chin was born and raised in New York City’s Chinatown. Since 1996, he has worked as a freelance photojournalist reporting for the New York Times and other publications from China, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Central Asia, and Ukraine, as well as extensively in the United States. Alan is also Managing Director of Facing Change: Documenting America / Documenting DETROIT, a community-based photojournalism initiative, and a winner of the 2017 Knight Foundation Detroit Arts Challenge. Additionally, Alan is both writing and photographing a book on his ancestral region of Toishan in southern China, and a founding partner of Red Hook Editions, a small press specializing in photography books. His images are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Detroit Institute of Art.
Adiel Kaplan is a reporter with NBC News' national investigative unit. Her role includes reporting, writing, data analysis and editing, mostly for articles on NBCNews.com. She also works on cross-platform projects that appear as video stories on Nightly News, the TODAY Show and NBC News NOW, in addition to in print on the website. She has taught investigative reporting for the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Reporting and Data Journalism program.
Abigail Deutsch is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times Magazine, Poetry, the Times Literary Supplement, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, n+1, Bookforum and other publications.
She is a winner of the Center for Fiction’s Roger Shattuck Award for Criticism and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing. She has also received the Editors Prize for Reviewing from Poetry magazine and was a finalist for the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. She graduated from the Journalism School in 2009.