Speakers will be added to this page as they are confirmed.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Meredith Artley

SVP & Editor-in-Chief, CNN Digital

Twitter: @MeredithA
Meredith Artley is a senior vice president and editor-in-chief of CNN Digital Worldwide, where she oversees the creation, programming and publishing of content across all CNN Digital properties including CNN.com, CNNi.com, CNN Politics and CNNMoney across mobile, social, desktop and a variety of emerging platforms and products. She is leads a global team of more than 250 talented reporters, producers and editors to fuel one the world’s top digital brands. Under Meredith’s leadership, CNN Digital has become #1 in unique users across mobile and desktop, #1 in video, and the most followed and fanned news organization on social… Read more

Marty Baron

Executive Editor, The Washington Post

Twitter: @PostBaron
Martin “Marty” Baron became executive editor of The Washington Post on January 2, 2013. He oversees The Post’s print and digital news operations and a staff of more than 800 journalists. Newsrooms under his leadership have won 12 Pulitzer Prizes, including five at The Washington Post. The Post during his tenure has won three times for national reporting, once for explanatory reporting, and once for public service, the latter in recognition of revelations of secret surveillance by the National Security Agency… Read more

Ben Smith

Editor-in-Chief, BuzzFeed

Twitter: @BuzzFeedBen
Ben Smith is BuzzFeed’s editor-in-chief. Since joining the company in January 2012, Ben has built a newsroom of over 300 reporters and editors, led expansion of over 20 content verticals, and built teams across the world. Under his leadership, BuzzFeed’s coverage has grown to include politics, business, investigative reporting, longform journalism, and entertainment while growing the site’s traffic to over 200M monthly unique visitors. Ben was called “one of the most talented and admired scoop-mongers in the game” by The New Republic, named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” and featured as Fortune’s “40 Under 40” for his work at BuzzFeed… Read more

KEYNOTE PANEL

James M. Moroney III

Chairman, President and CEO, A. H. Belo Corporation (publisher of The Dallas Morning News)

Jim Moroney is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of A. H. Belo Corporation. He has held this position since September 2013. He served as publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Dallas Morning News from 2001 to 2018. Jim served as president of Belo Interactive, Inc. from its formation in May 1999 until June 2001. He presently serves on the boards of The Associated Press, the News Media Alliance, The Dallas Foundation, for which he presently serves as the chair of the Board of Governors, the State Fair of Texas, the advisory board of the College of Communications at the University of Texas and the Bishop’s Finance Council of the Diocese of Dallas... Read more

Jim Friedlich

Executive Director and CEO, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism

Twitter: @JimFriedlich
Jim Friedlich was appointed executive director and CEO of The Lenfest Institute for Journalism in September 2016. He served previously as CEO of Empirical Media Advisors, a consulting firm focused on the digital transformation of major news organizations. From 1990-2000, Jim managed the global advertising sales, consumer marketing and business development of a large and diverse group of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones & Company newspapers, magazines, websites, cable TV channels and conferences. He served on the Board of Directors of CNBC International, as well as joint ventures with Nikkei, Handlesblatt, and The Financial Times… Read more

Sara Glines

President and Publisher, The News & Observer
McClatchy Regional Publisher for the Carolinas

Twitter: @sglines2008
Sara Glines is president and publisher of The News & Observer in Raleigh, NC as well as regional publisher for McClatchy’s eight Carolina media outlets in Durham and Charlotte in North Carolina; Columbia, Rock Hill, Hilton Head, Beaufort and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. She came to the Triangle in September 2016 after years as regional publisher with both Gannett and Digital First Media. She was also president & publisher of the York Daily Record from 2012 to 2016…Read more

David Perpich

President and General Manager of Wirecutter
The New York Times Executive Committee

David Perpich is president and general manager of Wirecutter, and is part of The New York Times Executive Committee. Wirecutter, owned by The New York Times, is a product recommendation company that helps readers easily choose and buy the products that make their everyday lives better. David joined the Times in 2010 to oversee the launch of the digital subscription business. He subsequently created the Times’ innovation group, NYT Beta, and led product development for the company.

Earl Wilkinson

Executive Director and CEO, International News Media Association

Twitter: @earljwilkinson
Earl Wilkinson is executive director and CEO of the International News Media Association (INMA), a global community of market-leading companies reinventing how they engage audiences and grow revenue in a multimedia environment. During his career, Earl has written reports and books related to the future of media, marketing, and the strategic outlook for the news media industry. The Texas native is the author of The Earl Blog at INMA.org, as well as a frequent speaker at media industry conferences worldwide… Read more

PANEL SPEAKERS

Rosental Alves

ISOJ Founder and Chair, Professor at the School of Journalism, UT Austin
Founder and Director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

Twitter: @Rosental
Rosental Alves began his academic career in the United States in March 1996, after 27 years as a professional journalist, including seven years as a journalism professor in Brazil. He is founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and created a pioneering journalism MOOC program that has reached almost 130,000 students form 175+ countries around the world in the last five years… Read more

Deborah Basckin

Producer, NBC Left Field

Twitter: @mfeoc
Deborah Basckin is a producer at NBC Left Field, an experimental digital video and innovation team. She is currently working on developing, producing and presenting a new series utilizing commercially available VR tools to create mixed-reality video. Previously she worked as a producer at the BBC – conceptualizing and producing content for TV, radio and digital projects from around the world for a global audience. Her work has covered the arts, international news, science and history. Originally from South Africa, she studied in Cape Town, LA and London, and has lived and worked in London, Amsterdam and New York.

Joshua Benton

Director, Nieman Lab at Harvard

Twitter: @jbenton
Joshua Benton is director of the Nieman Journalism Lab. Before spending a year at Harvard as a 2008 Nieman Fellow, he spent 10 years in newspapers, most recently at The Dallas Morning News. His reports on cheating on standardized tests in the Texas public schools led to the permanent shutdown of a school district and won the Philip Meyer Journalism Award from Investigative Reporters and Editors…. Read more

Jay Bernhardt

Dean, Moody College of Communication at UT Austin

Twitter: @jaybernhardt
Dr. Jay Bernhardt is the 6th Dean of the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin, one of the largest and highest ranked colleges of communication in the country. Dr. Bernhardt also serves as the Founding Director of the Center for Health Communication and holds the Walter Cronkite Regents Chair and the DeWitt Carter Reddick Regents Chair in Communication. He also is Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas School of Public Health. Before UT, Dr. Bernhardt served as Chair, Professor, and Center Director at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and previously served on the faculty of Emory University in Atlanta and the University of Georgia in Athens…. Read more

Trei Brundrett

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, Vox Media

Twitter: @clockwerks
Trei Brundrett is the chief operating officer and co-founder of Vox Media, overseeing the highest priority cross-company initiatives and leading the Design, Technology, Product, Partnerships and Video Operation groups. He leads the group responsible for developing Chorus, Vox Media’s platform purpose-built to launch premium digital media brands and deliver content and community for a global audience of over 150 million. Trei has been instrumental in growing Vox Media from a collection of sports blogs to a ground-breaking media organization with leading brands in eight categories: SB Nation, The Verge, Polygon, Eater, Racked, Curbed, Recode and Vox… Read more

Tamar Charney

Managing Editor, NPR One

Twitter: @TamarCharney
Tamar Charney is the managing editor for NPR One where she creates and executes new editorial strategies for programming a unique and customizable mix of the best international, national, and local public radio news that is blended with hand curated podcasts. NPR One’s localized and personalized stream of content can be accessed on the NPR One app, as well as, through Alexa, xBox, car dashboards, and TV’s… Read more

Alex Clark

Founder and CEO, Press Patron

Twitter: @kiwialexnz
Alex Clark (New Zealand) is the founder of PressPatron, a funding platform that provides payments and membership infrastructure across a network of media websites. Alex is a former editor, journalist and media researcher. His MA thesis evaluated a range of new business models for journalism, including a comparative analysis of voluntary memberships, donations, paywalls and content bundling… Read more

Selymar Colón

Managing Editor and Senior Director, Digital News, Univision

Twitter: @SelyColon
Selymar Colón is managing editor and senior director of digital news at Univision. She has been with Univision since 2006 working across various roles and going up the ranks as producer for Sunday show, Al Punto, hosted by Jorge Ramos. A digital pioneer, Selymar championed the use of social media in the newsroom and created a team of multimedia producers to produce digital only videos in her role as director of digital integration… Read more

Carlos Cortés

Creator, La Mesa de Centro

Twitter: @CarlosCortes
Carlos Cortés directs and presents the open-ed video blog La Mesa de Centro (LMC) at La Silla Vacía (Colombia). LMC combines commentary and satire to analyze political issues, criticize media coverage and explain policy problems in an accessible format. Avoiding outrage and indignation narratives, LMC is seeking to build a critical and political audience in Colombia in the midst of unstable and volatile social media narratives. Carlos is also an Internet policy and freedom of expression consultant. … Read more

Haris Dedović

Editor-in-chief, Šatro info

Twitter: @Harisdedovic1
Haris Dedović started as a correspondent for youth magazine “Karike.” Soon after, he became a member of the editorial board and in a short time became editor-in-chief. He was in this position from 2012 to 2015. He worked for Press Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a correspondent and web platform editor… Read more

Jarrod Dicker

CEO, Po.et

Twitter: @jarroddicker
Jarrod Dicker is an entrepreneurial technology and media executive. He is currently the chief executive officer of Po.et, a platform for a new decentralized media economy. At its base, Po.et is a shared, immutable, decentralized ledger for registering, licensing and attributing metadata about content creators’ portfolios of works… Read more

Joan Donovan

Media Manipulation/Platform Accountability Research Lead, Data & Society

Twitter: @BostonJoan
After completing her PhD in Sociology and Science Studies at the University of California San Diego, Joan Donovan was a postdoctoral fellow at the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, where she researched white supremacists’ use of DNA ancestry tests, social movements, and technology. For several years, Joan has conducted action research with different networked social movements in order to map and improve the communication infrastructures built by protesters. In her role as a participant, she identifies information bottlenecks, decodes algorithmic behavior, and connects organizations with other like-minded networks. At Data and Society, she is the project lead on media manipulation.

Lisa K. Fazio

Assistant professor, Vanderbilt University

Twitter: @lkfazio
Dr. Lisa Fazio studies how people learn new information, both true and false, and how to correct errors in people’s knowledge. She received her PhD from Duke University in 2010 and completed postdoctoral fellowships at both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Currently an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University, her research focuses on how to mitigate the effects of reading false information and how to increase classroom learning. Her research informs basic theories about learning and memory, while also having clear applications for practitioners, such as journalists and teachers.

Frederic Filloux

Creator, Deepnews.ai

Twitter: @filloux
Dr. Frédéric Filloux is currently a John S. Knight Senior Research Fellow at Stanford University where he works on Deepnews.ai (formerly the News Quality Scoring Project). It is aimed at surfacing quality journalism from the web, in real time, at scale and automatically. By whitelisting numerous news sources and authors, the project will also address the Fake News problem…Read more

Sara Fischer

Media Reporter, Axios

Twitter: @sarafischer
Sara Fischer is a media reporter for Axios, covering media trends. Previously, she was a digital producer for The Washington Post, where she produced and edited segments for live and digital audiences. Sara’s media background includes writing, reporting, subscription and advertising sales, as well as corporate research. She came to The Post from The New York Times where she was part of The Times’ political advertising team. Sara joined The Times from CNN in 2014, where she wrote breaking news stories for CNN Politics and co-authored the network’s political newsletter, Gut Check… Read more

Kristie Gonzales

President & General Manager, KVUE-TV, Austin

Twitter: @GonzalesKristie
Kristie Gonzales is the President and General Manager of KVUE, leading a staff of more than 120 employees who produce 33 hours of award-winning live news and programming each week. Under her leadership, KVUE became the most-watched news among the coveted demographic of adults aged 25-54 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. during the last November 2017 ratings period… Read more

Elisabeth Goodridge

Editorial Director, Newsletters and Messaging, The New York Times

Twitter: @ElisGoodridge
Elisabeth Goodridge oversees editorial newsletters at The New York Times. She manages the research and development of new email and messaging products, as well as the optimization of the current portfolio of more than 50 editorial newsletters. The first editor to hold this role at The Times, Elisabeth collaborates closely with product, tech and design colleagues, and this work has led to double-digit percentage increases in both subscribers and subscriptions… Read more

Marianna Grigoryan

Co-founder/President, Umbrella Journalists’ International Network

Twitter: @MedialabArmenia
Marianna Grigoryan the co-founder/president of Umbrella Journalists’ International Network NGO (www.MediaLab.am, www.Daphne.am, www.Comics.am) is an investigative journalist, editor and media professional who has been actively engaged in journalism for more than 20 years. She has received over 20 professional prestigious international and local awards including “Press Freedom Award–Signal for Europe 2009”, for courage and good analytical reporting from Reporters Without Borders; “Free Press of Eastern Europe 2009” Award -Fritt Ord and ZEIT Foundation… Read more

Mónica Guzmán

Co-founder and Director, The Evergrey

Twitter: @moniguzman
Mónica Guzmán is co-founder and director of The Evergrey, a daily Seattle newsletter that connects locals to their city. She is a former columnist at The Seattle Times, GeekWire, The Daily Beast and The Columbia Journalism Review, and studied ways to build closer connections between journalists and the public as a 2016 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University… Read more

April Hinkle

Chief Revenue Officer, The Texas Tribune


April Hinkle is the chief revenue officer of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization recently called “one of the nonprofit news sector’s runaway success stories.” April, who holds an advertising degree from the University of Texas, is responsible for The Texas Tribune’s corporate revenue programs, speakers’ bureau and licensing of content. Previously, April spent nearly 21 years at Texas Monthly, as retail advertising director, advertising and marketing director, associate publisher and publisher.

Darryl Holliday

Editorial Director and Co-Founder, City Bureau

 Twitter: @d_holli
Darryl Holliday is a journalist, multimedia storyteller and reformed crime reporter based in Chicago. He’s the editorial director and co-founder of City Bureau, a civic media lab based on Chicago’s South Side. In 2011, Darryl co-founded Illustrated Press, a media production collective covering urban issues with comics, sequential art and traditional reporting. He’s been cultivating and supporting innovative approaches to media coverage, newsroom diversity and civic engagement ever since—formerly as a beat reporter for DNAinfo Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Imaeyen Ibanga

Senior Producer and Presenter, AJ+

Twitter: @iiwrites
Imaeyen Ibanga is a senior producer and presenter with AJ+. She manages a talented team that produces long-form videos focused on contextualizing domestic and international news. Since she joined AJ+ in June 2017, the company’s YouTube channel has seen an increase in subscribers, watch time, and retention, thanks in part to her team’s weekly video productions…Read more.

Dheerja Kaur

Head of Product and Design, theSkimm

Twitter: @dheerja
Dheerja Kaur is Head of Product and Design at theSkimm, a company that focuses on delivering news and information into the routines of female millennials. They have an audience of millions who engage with them daily via their newsletter, app, and audio/video products. Prior to joining theSkimm Dheerja was an engineering and product leader at ESPN, working across ESPN.com and ESPN’s flagship mobile apps, and was the first engineer to build Grantland.

Kathleen Kingsbury

Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The New York Times

Twitter: @katiekings
Kathleen Kingsbury is deputy editorial page editor at The New York Times. She joined the Times in 2017 from the Boston Globe’s newsroom, where she served as managing editor for digital. She also edited the Globe’s Ideas section and served as deputy editorial page editor. She won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing and edited the Globe’s 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning commentary. Before joining the Globe, Kingsbury worked for Time Magazine, where she was a New York-based staff writer and Asia correspondent based in Hong Kong.

Anne Li

Interactive Audio Producer, The Washington Post

Twitter: @annemiaoli
Anne Li is the interactive audio producer at The Washington Post, which means she spends a lot of her time thinking about and talking to Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. She currently produces three flash briefings for voice assistants: The Daily 202’s Big Idea, Retropod and Capital Weather Gang. She came to The Post in April 2017 from West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and she is an alumna of the Northwestern University Knight Lab.

Mindy Massucci

Head of Content, TicToc by Bloomberg

Twitter: @MindyMassucci
As the head of content for TicToc by Bloomberg, Mindy Massucci oversees the editorial strategy for the 24/7 global news network on Twitter. For the past seven years, Mindy was the head of global production, programming and operations for Bloomberg Television, overseeing a team of over 200 people across Bloomberg’s media hubs in New York, Washington, San Francisco, Sydney, Hong Kong, Dubai and London… Read more

Kathleen McElroy

Associate Director, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

Twitter: @kathleeno
Kathleen McElroy is associate director and a senior lecturer in the School of Journalism at University of Texas at Austin. She was a Harrington Doctoral Fellow at the University of Texas and received her doctorate in journalism in 2014. Her research has focused on the intersection of race and news media, including sports journalism as a cultural lens on race. She previously spent 20 years as an editor at The New York Times, where she served as an associate managing editor, deputy editor of the continuous news desk, deputy sports editor and dining editor. She also worked at The National, Newsday and the Austin American-Statesman… Read more

 

Dorrine Mendoza

News Partnerships, Facebook

Twitter: @dorrine
Dorrine Mendoza is a member of the News Partnerships team at Facebook in New York City. In her role she works on the Facebook Journalism Project, working with third-party journalism organizations, non-profit and community news outlets on their strategic platform goals. Formerly she was the Senior Social Media Producer at CNN Digital. Duties included social discovery, creating content for CNN.com and assisting with flagship social accounts… Read more

 

Jeremy B. Merrill

News Apps Developer, ProPublica

Twitter: @jeremybmerrill
Jeremy B. Merrill is a news apps developer at ProPublica. He uses code to find and tell stories, including building tools to collect via crowd-sourcing political Facebook ads and to classify members of Congress’s priorities using machine learning and natural language processing. Before joining ProPublica, he worked at The New York Times, building tools for journalists and using computer code to report on political Facebook ads, trains and online legalese.

 

Chris Miles

Strategy Manager, CrowdTangle

Twitter: @CBMilez
Chris Miles has 7 years experience working in digital media and social media, working at a mix of start-up and legacy organizations. Helped build and launch three separate start-ups. Doer and teacher. Team player and team-builder.

 

Samm Farai Monro AKA Comrade Fatso

Creative Director, Magamba TV

Twitter: @comradefatsooo
Samm Farai Monro AKA Comrade Fatso is Zimbabwe’s trailblazing political satirist, a leading activist for freedom of expression and a media disruptor. Comrade Fatso is founder of Magamba Network, one of Zimbabwe’s most dynamic organizations working on the cutting edge of culture, media, activism and innovation. As a satirist he is the co-creator of the internationally acclaimed Zambezi News satire show and the weekly political news show The WeekRead more

King Kahiga Muriuki

Director, Producer and Head of Animation and Visual FX, Buni Media

Twitter: @mushkingfx
King Kahiga Muriuk popularly known as Mushking in Kenyan entertainment circles is an award winning filmmaker and animator. He produces and directs THE XYZ SHOW for Buni Media, Africa’s first ever puppet sociopolitical satire show. Launched in 2009, this groundbreaking program has now been running for more than 170 episodes and is followed by 10 million viewers on television in Kenya and throughout the continent (on DSTV), on 12 radio stations across Kenya, and online on various distribution platforms, on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube…. Read more

Vahe Nersesian

Cartoonist and Co-founder, Medialab.am

Twitter: @MedialabArmenia
Vahe Nersesian is an Armenian cartoonist and co- founder of the Medialab.am since 2009. Despite attempts of intimidation, he continues to focus on Armenia and its issues. In his works he touches upon socio-political developments, corruption, oligarchs, and nepotism. Vahe illustrates books and textbooks. He is a director, script-writer, and illustrator of animated video-clips. Besides issues pertaining to Armenia, Vahe addresses international issues as well. His works have been among the best in various international competitions and exhibitions. In the last few years his works have been published on www.MediaLab.am, Comics.am and have drawn significant attention.

Yusuf Omar

Co-founder, Hashtag Our Stories

Twitter: @YusufOmarSA
Yusuf Omar is a multi-award winning journalist and co-founder of Hashtag Our Stories, a TEDx speaker, former CNN senior social media reporter on Snapchat and former mobile editor at the Hindustan Times in India where he empowered 750 journalists to tell stories with the phones. He has been a foreign correspondent with just his phone since 2010 and covered the Syrian civil war. At Hashtag Our Stories, he’s empowering mobile video storytelling communities around the world, creating shows in every language.

Jennifer Preston

Vice President of Journalism, Knight Foundation

Twitter: @JenniferPreston
Jennifer Preston joined Knight Foundation in October 2014. Previously, Jennifer was an award-winning journalist for The New York Times for almost 19 years, with broad experience as a digital journalist, reporter and senior editor. In 2009 she became the company’s first social media editor. In 2011 she returned to a reporting role where she focused on the impact of social media in politics, government, business and real life. Her most recent work as an editor focused on extending digital media and social media storytelling and curation across the newsroom.

Juan Andrés Ravell

Co-founder, El Chigüire Bipolar

Twitter: @Juan_Ravell
Juan Andrés Ravell, is the co-founder of El Chigüire Bipolar (“Bipolar Capybara”), a popular satirical website that gives a comic and editorial twist to Venezuelan news. El Chigüire Bipolar uses stories to start a conversation, and connect young audiences with the news they won’t see in traditional censored mainstream media. In 2010, Juan and his partner Oswaldo Graziani created “Isla Presidencial,” a satirical web series inspired by the TV show “Lost,” where Latin American leaders are shipwrecked on a deserted island and forced to fend for themselves...Read more

Fernando Rodrigues

Founder and Editor, Poder360 and Drive newsletter

Twitter: @FR_BSB
Fernando Rodrigues, is a Brazilian journalist. Based in Brasília, Brazil’s capital, Fernando currently runs the news portal Poder360 and the political daily newsletter Drive. He has worked for several news outlets (Folha, UOL, BBC and Jovem Pan radio, amongst others). Fernando has also been a foreign correspondent in New York, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. He has a MA in International Journalism from the City University (London, 1986/87) and was a Nieman Fellow, at Harvard (2007/08). Founder and former president of Abraji (the Brazilian equivalent to the US IRE), he is now a board member at this association.

María Teresa Ronderos

Director, Program on Independent Journalism, Open Society Foundations 

Twitter: @mtronderos
María Teresa Ronderos, is the director of the Open Society Program on Independent Journalism, oversees the support for the protection and the production of high quality journalism that engages with audiences and communities and elicits the kind of critical thinking that any society that aims at remaining open requires. María Teresa comes to the Open Society Foundations from Semana, Colombia’s leading news magazine, where she served in a range of senior editorial roles. Together with the Ideas for Peace Foundation, she has been the creator and editor-in-chief of VerdadAbierta.com, a website covering armed conflict in ColombiaRead more

Zach Seward

Chief Product Officer and Executive Editor, Quartz

Twitter: @zseward
Zach Seward is chief product officer and executive editor of Quartz, the global business news organization he helped create in 2012. He oversees product development, editorial strategy, and audience growth. Previously, he was an editor of Quartz’s visual journalism and wrote about technology and media. Before Quartz, he worked at the Wall Street Journal, first as a reporter covering education and health, then as the newspaper’s first social media editor. Prior to that, he was an assistant editor at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab, covering the media industry.

Christina Shih

Chief Operations Officer, News Revenue Hub

Twitter: @christinagshih
Christina Shih is the chief operations officer at the News Revenue Hub, a media startup that helps digital newsrooms across the country grow audiences and raise money. She previously ran the membership and events program at Voice of San Diego where she helped increase the member base by 42%. Prior to VOSD, she worked with major donors and planned fundraising events for museums and other cultural institutions.

Jorge Luis Sierra

Trainer and Consultant, Society of Professional Journalists

Twitter: @latinointx
Jorge Luis Sierra focuses on the intersection of digital technology, investigative journalism and cybersecurity. Jorge Luis develops risk assessment tools and crowd-sourced maps to track crime, corruption and attacks on journalists. An award-winning Mexican investigative reporter and editor, he has covered a range of conflict-related topics such as drug trafficking, organized crime, counterinsurgency and gangs.

Evan Smith

CEO and Co-founder, The Texas Tribune

Twitter: @evanasmith
Evan Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a pioneering nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization whose deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, texastribune.org, in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state, and in the print and online editions of the Washington Post. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, thirteen national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and three general excellence awards from the Online News Association… Read more

Caitlin Thompson

U.S. Director of Content, Acast

Twitter: @caitlin_thomps
Caitlin Thompson is the U.S. director of content at Acast, a podcast technology platform based in Stockholm, Sweden. She’s worked as a development executive at WNYC, in digital and multimedia roles at TIME, The Washington Post and in public television. She thinks the future of podcasting sounds like women and people of color.

Mia Tramz

Managing Editor, LIFE VR

Twitter: @miatramz
Mia Tramz is the Managing Editor of LIFE VR, Meredith’s (formerly Time Inc’s) company wide virtual reality and augmented reality initiative. Since joining TIME as an Associate Photo Editor in 2013, Mia has embraced immersive digital storytelling in many forms, culminating with her involvement shaping the editorial voice of Meredith’s immersive storytelling brand, developing and producing VR content across the media company’s 30+ titles. LIFE VR launched as a multi-platform virtual reality brand in September 2016.

Marco Túlio Pires

Google News Lab Lead, Brazil & LatAm

Twitter: @mtrpires
Marco Túlio Pires is the News Lab Lead for Brazil & Latin America at the Google News Lab. Before joining Google in 2017, Marco was School of Data’s program manager, a global network of organizations and trainers that help journalists and NGOs how to use data with maximum impact. Marco cofounded in 2015 the first data journalism agency in Brazil, journalismo++, part of the international j++ network of data-driven agencies…Read more

Isam Uraiqat

Editor, Alhudood

Twitter: @IsamUraiqat
Isam Uraiqat is the editor of the exiled pan-Arab political satire publication Alhudood. He co-founded the publication in 2013 as an alternative method to comment on the politics of the region in the post Arab-spring era. Isam has worked in various capacities in the media, working in animation for 7 years as an animation director and technical director…Read more

Janine Warner

Co-founder and Executive Director, SembraMedia; ICFJ Knight Fellow, Latin America

Twitter: @janinewarner
Janine Warner is an International Center for Journalists Knight Fellow and the executive director and co-founder of SembraMedia, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices in Spanish by helping digital media entrepreneurs become more sustainable and successful. Janine began her career as a reporter and editor in Northern California. In 1998, her experience on the internet, combined with her fluency in Spanish, took her to The Miami Herald, as the Online Managing Editor… Read more

Jillian Weinberger

Senior Producer for Audio, Vox Media and Vox.com

Twitter: @jbweinz
Jillian Weinberger is a Senior Producer for Audio at Vox Media and Vox.com. Previously, she worked in podcast production at WNYC Studios and as a daily news producer on WNYC’s The Takeaway. Jillian also spent a few years in the Bay Area, where she worked with the Center for Investigative Reporting to launch Reveal.

Nicholas Whitaker

Training and Development Manager, Google News Lab

Twitter: @nickdigital
Nicholas Whitaker is media outreach manager for Google News Lab. Before joining Google in 2010, Nicholas spent the prior decade producing, directing, editing, and shooting videos and still images for news, commercial, entertainment and advocacy media. Nicholas was also a professor at Eugene Lang College – The New School for Liberal Arts, and Marymount Manhattan College, teaching courses in video production, new media and media theory… Read more

Rob Wijnberg

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, De Correspondent

Twitter: @robwijnberg
Rob Wijnberg is the founder and editor-in-chief of De Correspondent. At the age of 27, he became the youngest editor in chief of a national daily newspaper in Europe at nrc.next, the morning edition of leading Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad. Under Rob’s leadership, nrc.next reached a paid circulation record of 82,000 and a daily reach of 350,000, making it the most successful new newspaper in Europe. With his outspoken views on the role of news in modern society, Rob has attracted a large following. This support helped him to put his ideas into practice in founding De Correspondent.

 

RESEARCHERS

Jan Boesman

Postdoctoral researcher, Journalism Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Twitter: @jan_boesman
Jan Boesman is a postdoctoral researcher at the Journalism Studies department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands), and a lecturer in sports journalism at the University of Leuven (Belgium). After having worked as a sports writer, among many other jobs, he prepared a PhD thesis on news production and framing (University of Leuven, Belgium, 2017). …Read more

Carrie Brown

Director, Social Journalism Master’s Program, CUNY

Twitter: @Brizzyc
Carrie Brown is the director of the social journalism Master’s program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. Launched in 2015, this program prepares students to engage and serve communities with social media and other digital technologies. Her research and upcoming book centers on how news organizations can adapt to the changing media landscape…Read more

Monica Chadha

Assistant Professor of Journalism, Arizona State University

Twitter: @monix3
Dr. Monica Chadha (University of Texas at Austin, 2014) is an assistant professor in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on professional identity construction and news production in digitally native local news sites. In particular, she studies local and hyperlocal news sites as well as journalists’ negotiation of entrepreneurial roles in news media startups…Read more

Mark Coddington

Assistant Professor of Journalism, Washington and Lee University

Twitter: @markcoddington
Mark Coddington is an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Washington and Lee University. He studies the sociology of digital journalism, exploring how journalists reconcile new practices and tools with enduring values and routines. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, and he is a former newspaper journalist and Nieman Journalism Lab contributor. He has published in numerous academic journals and is working on a book on news aggregation.

María Florencia Haddad

PhD student, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina)

Twitter: @mflorhaddad
María Florencia Haddad is a journalist and PhD student in social sciences, with an orientation in communications and culture at the Center of Advanced Studies at the National University of Córdoba. She has a B.A. in Social Communications from Santiago del Estero Catholic University is also a graduate of Colegio Universitario de Periodismo…Read more

Jonathan Groves

Associate Professor and Chair, Drury University Communication Department
President, Missouri Sunshine Coalition

Twitter: @grovesprof
Dr. Jonathan Groves is associate professor and chair of Drury University’s Communication Department, and president of the Missouri Sunshine Coalition. In his research, he has explored several change efforts, including the Christian Science Monitor‘s push to become a Web-first news organization and the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World’s development of WellCommons, a local health portal. He spent 14 years as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Arkansas and Missouri before earning his Ph.D in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2009…Read more

Summer Harlow

Assistant Professor of Journalism, University of Houston

Twitter: @SummerDHarlow
Summer Harlow is an assistant professor of journalism in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston. She researches the intersections of emerging media technologies, alternative media, social movements, and international journalism. She is the author of Liberation Technology in El Salvador: Re-Appropriating Social Media among Alternative Media Projects (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017)…Read more

Lea Hellmueller

Assistant Professor of Journalism, University of Houston

Twitter: @leahellmueller
Lea Hellmueller is an assistant professor in Journalism at the Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston and also worked as a visiting professor at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) in 2017. Her research in journalism studies encompasses several research projects on digital news innovations from a global perspective; political polarization on digital news platforms; right-wing populist journalism as transnational phenomena;…Read more

Seth C. Lewis

Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media, School of Journalism and Communication, U. of Oregon

Twitter: @SethCLewis
Seth Lewis Ph.D., is the founding holder of the Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, and is an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. His research in journalism studies has examined the social implications of emerging media and technology, from audience metrics and big data to open-source software and pro-social hacking…Read more

Kyser Lough

Ph.D. student and Population Health Scholar, School of Journalism, UT Austin

Twitter: @KyserL
Kyser Lough is a Ph.D. student in the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin and a Population Health Scholar with The University of Texas System. His research focuses on visual communication and solutions journalism and he’s presented his work at regional, national and international conferences…Read more

Karen McIntyre

Assistant Professor, School of Media and Culture, Virginia Commonwealth University

Twitter: @kmcintyre3
Karen McIntyre Ph.D., is an assistant professor of multimedia journalism in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her international and interdisciplinary research focuses on journalistic roles and the psychological processes and effects of news media. More specifically, she studies constructive journalism, an emerging contextual form of journalism that involves applying positive psychology and other behavioral science techniques to the news process in an effort to create more productive, engaging, and solution-focused news stories…Read more

Henrik Örnebring

Professor of Media and Communication, Karlstad University (Sweden)

Henrik Örnebring is professor of media and communication at Karlstad University (Sweden). He has published widely on journalism studies, media history and media convergence. His most recent book is Newsworkers: A Comparative European Perspective (Bloomsbury, 2016), and he is the editor-in-chief of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Sue Robinson

Helen Franklin Firstbrook Professor of Journalism research chair, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Twitter: @suerobinsonUW
Sue Robinson (PhD Temple University, 2007) holds the Helen Franklin Firstbrook Professor of Journalism research chair in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication. As a scholar and teacher, she explores how journalists and news organizations adopt new information communication technologies to report on public affairs in new forms and formats as well as how audiences and individuals can use the technologies for civic engagement…Read more

Magdalena Saldaña

Assistant Professor in the School of Communications, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Twitter: @magdalenasaldan
Magdalena Saldaña is an assistant professor in the School of Communications at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where she teaches Journalism and Social Media, and Data Visualization in Journalism. Her research interests include digital media, political communication, public opinion, and Latin American studies.

She has published articles in several peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters, and her work has been awarded by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR). Her current work observes how journalists in Latin America negotiate the tensions between journalistic values, political pressures, and media ownership.She holds a BA in Journalism and a MA in Social Research, both from the University of Concepción, Chile, and a PhD in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Amy Schmitz Weiss

Associate Professor of Journalism, San Diego State University

Twitter: @digitalamysw
Amy Schmitz Weiss is an associate professor in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University. She is the research chair for the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) and co-editor of the #ISOJ journal. She is the recipient of the 2017-2018 San Diego State University Grant Program. Her project entails examining the intersection of journalism, social media and location-based services in today’s digital/mobile environment… Read more

Jeremy Shermak

Ph.D. student and Doctoral Fellow, School of Journalism, UT Austin

Twitter: @JeremyShermak
Jeremy Shermak is a doctoral student in the School of Journalism and Moody College of Communication Doctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. He has nearly 20 years of professional experience as a college professor, media analyst and journalist. He has taught at the collegiate level for 14 years, including his current assignment as an assistant instructor in the UT School of Journalism… Read more

Jane B. Singer

Research Lead and Professor of Journalism Innovation, City, University of London

Twitter: @JaneBSinger
Jane B. Singer is research lead and professor of journalism innovation in the Department of Journalism at City, University of London. A former print and online journalist, she has been studying journalists’ responses to digital technologies since the mid-1990s. Jane is especially interested in the impact of digital media on journalists’ roles, norms, practices and products. Her previous academic appointments have been at the University of Central Lancashire (UK), the University of Iowa (USA) and Colorado State University (USA)…Read more

Kelsey Whipple

Ph.D. Student and DMN Graduate Fellow for Journalism Innovation, UT Austin

Twitter: @kelseynwhipple
Kelsey Whipple is a doctoral student at the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, where she holds the school’s first Dallas Morning News Graduate Fellowship for Journalism Innovation. Her research focuses on gender, gender identity and class in the media and the influence of technology on mass communication…Read more