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.