From April 14 – 15, 2023, the International Symposium on Online Journalism will take place in person at the University of Texas at Austin campus and online, with innovative tools to facilitate the participation of virtual attendees. Join editors, producers, executives, and academics from around the world in our keynote sessions, panels, and social networking events centered on the evolution of online journalism.


Joseph Kahn

Executive Editor, The New York Times

Jospeh Kahn@nycscribe
Joseph Kahn is the executive editor of The New York Times. He oversees all aspects of The Times’s global newsroom and news report. Before becoming executive editor in June 2022, Mr. Kahn had served as managing editor since 2016. In that role, he led The Times’s push to become a fully digital-first news operation, build a global news operation, transform the newsroom’s culture to be more diverse and inclusive, and encourage new forms of storytelling…  Read more

Janelle Rodriguez

Executive Vice President, NBC News

Janelle Rodriguez@janelleNBC
Janelle Rodriguez is NBC News’ Executive Vice President, overseeing NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, the network’s 24/7 streaming news network NBC News NOW and breaking news special coverage. Rodriguez was recently elevated to the network’s leadership ranks in January 2023. She joined NBC News in January 2015…  Read more

Jon Kelly

Co-founder and Editor-in-chief, Puck

Jon Kelly@JonKelly2
Jon Kelly is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Puck, a new media company focused on the inside story at the intersection of Wall Street, Washington, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood in which journalists are incentivized as partners and share an ownership position in the business…  Read more

Sumaiya Omar

Co-founder and Editor-in-chief, (Australia)

Sumaiya Omar@snap_sumaiya
Sumaiya Omar is co-founder and editor-in-Chief of SEEN, a journalism video publisher reaching millions of people daily on social platforms. Her newsroom focuses on creating content for audiences aged 13-24. They are pioneers in the constructive journalism space…  Read more

Yusuf Omar

Co-founder, (Australia)

Yusuf Omar@YusufOmarSA
Yusuf Omar is co-founder of Seen, a next generation media company that uses AR to transform everyday people into journalists. They have almost 7 million subscribers on Snapchat. Yusuf has empowered over 20,000 people in 140 countries to make video stories with their phones…  Read more

Fahim Abed

Independent journalist/former NY Times reporter in Kabul (Afghanistan)

Fahim Abed@fahimabed
Fahim Abed was a local reporter for The New York Times in Afghanistan until the Taliban takeover of the country in August 2021. He was evacuated from Kabul with a number of his colleagues and relocated to the United States. Fahim was part of the New York Times team that won an Overseas Press Club Award for coverage of Afghanistan… Read more

Bill Adair

Founder, PolitiFact, and Knight Professor, Duke University

Bill Adair@BillAdairDuke
Bill Adair is the Knight Professor of Journalism and Public Policy at Duke University and the creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact. At Duke, he conducts research on fact-checking in the Reporters’ Lab and is writing a book on lying in politics… Read more

Adefemi Akinsanya

Correspondent and Anchor, Arise News (Nigeria)

Adefemi Akinsanya@femmefemi
Adefemi Akinsanya is an international correspondent and anchor for Arise News in Lagos, Nigeria. She has covered a variety of topics including police brutality, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Nigerian population, crisis management, business and economic development, plastic pollution, health and race… Read more

Sheikh Sabiha Alam

Senior Reporter, Prothom Alo (Bangladesh)

Sheikh Sabiha Alam@SSabihaAlam
Sheikh Sabiha Alam is a senior reporter for the daily Prothom Alo newspaper in Bangladesh. From Dhaka, she writes news stories, features and analytical pieces on crime, terrorism, human rights and politics. She also has reported extensively on health and child rights issues… Read more

Rosental Alves

ISOJ Founder and Chair, Professor at the School of Journalism, UT Austin

Rosental Alves@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 moved to Austin from Rio de Janeiro, where he was the managing editor and member of the board of directors of Jornal do Brasil, one of the most important Brazilian newspapers… Read more

Nancy Ancrum

Editorial Page Editor, Miami Herald

Nancy Ancrum@NancyAncrum
As the Miami Herald’s editorial page editor since 2013, Nancy Ancrum is committed to making the Herald’s opinion pages, both print and digital, as accessible as possible to its readers and writers. She presents a wide range of views — expressed civilly, of course — so that an ever-increasing number of readers see themselves reflected, rather than among the missing… Read more

Manuela Andreoni

Reporter, The New York Times (Brazil)

Manuela Andreoni@manuelaandreoni
Manuela Andreoni is a reporter at the New York Times climate desk, where she writes the Climate Forward newsletter. Before joining the desk, she was a fellow at the Rainforest Investigation Network, covering the Brazilian Amazon. Her work includes in-depth stories and investigations into how the soy, gold, cattle and oil industries are harming the forest… Read more

Raizza Bello

 Independent journalist and researcher (Philippines)

Raizza Bello@raizzapbello
Raizza Bello is a freelance multimedia journalist covering in-depth and investigative stories on environment, peace and conflict, and human rights issues, especially in Philippine localities and regions. Raizza is also a researcher and development practitioner focusing on leadership, media, and community work. Read more

Jay Bernhardt

Dean, Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin

Jay Bernhardt@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. Jay 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…  Read more

Kourtney Bitterly

Global News Partnerships Lead, YouTube

Kourtney Bitterly@kourtbitterly
Kourtney Bitterly is Global News Partnerships Lead. She works with news organizations to develop and scale their content strategies and audience engagement on YouTube. Kourtney came to YouTube from The New York Times where she worked on the newsroom strategy and emerging products and ventures teams…  Read more

Michael Bolden

Executive Director and CEO, American Press Institute

Michael Bolden@michaelbolden
Michael Bolden became CEO and executive director of the American Press Institute in February 2022. Previously, Michael was director of culture and operations at The San Francisco Chronicle. As a member of The Chronicle’s executive team, he supervised a range of coverage, including business, housing, immigration, race and equity, technology, transportation, and urban design and development…  Read more

Jim Brady

Vice President of Journalism, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Jim Brady@jimbrady
Jim Brady is the Vice President of Journalism for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Brady, who joined Knight in August 2021, is a longtime digital media innovator whose experience ranges from leading major brands such as and Digital First Media to starting a company that built and sold local news sites in three cities…  Read more

Carrie Brown

Director of Engagement Journalism and Associate Professor, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY

Carrie Brown@Brizzyc
Carrie Brown is the founding director of the engagement journalism Master’s program at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Launched in 2015, this program prepares students for careers in engagement journalism, with an emphasis on learning how to understand community information needs, build relationships, and produce tangible impact…  Read more

LaSharah S. Bunting

CEO and Executive Director, Online News Association (ONA)

LaSharah S. Bunting@LaSharah
LaSharah S. Bunting is CEO and executive director of the Online News Association, the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists. She most recently served as vice president and executive editor at Simon & Schuster. She previously worked as the director/Journalism at Knight Foundation…  Read more

Ayleen Cabas-Mijares

Assistant Professor, Journalism and Media Studies, Marquette University

Ayleen Cabas-Mijares@ayleen_cabas
Ayleen Cabas-Mijares is an assistant professor of journalism and media studies at Marquette University, Diederich College of Communication. Using a critical/cultural lens, Ayleen examines the relationship between media, journalism, and social change, specifically the role of media in the constitution and activism of social movements…  Read more

Mar Cabra

Co-founder, The Self-Investigation (Spain)

Mar Cabra@cabralens
Mar Cabra is co-founder of The Self-Investigation, a foundation that provides a variety of services aimed at improving media professionals’ well-being. She is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, digital wellness educator and Acumen fellow working on raising awareness on how technology is changing the way we interact with ourselves, each other and as a society…  Read more

Carlos Fernando Chamorro Barrios

Founder and Editor, Confidencial (Nicaragua)

Carlos Fernando Chamorro Barrios@cefeche
Investigative journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro Barrios is founder and editor of Nicaraguan news and investigative journalism site Confidencial and news program Esta Semana. He was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University, recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize from Columbia University (2010) and winner of the Ortega and Gasset Prize from Spain’s El País (2021)…  Read more

Sewell Chan

Editor-in-chief, The Texas Tribune

Sewell Chan@sewellchan
Sewell Chan is the editor in chief at The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization established in 2009. He joined the Tribune in 2021 after 21 years as a reporter or editor at The Washington Post, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.  Read more

Neil Chase

CEO, CalMatters

Neil Chase@chaseneil
Neil Chase is the chief executive officer at CalMatters, the nonprofit newsroom explaining California policy and politics. He was previously executive editor of The Mercury News and the East Bay Times in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he has been an editor at The San Francisco Examiner, The Arizona Republic, CBS MarketWatch and The New York Times… Read more

Olga Churakova

Independent Journalist and Podcast Host, “Hi, You’re a Foreign Agent” (Russia)

Olga Churakova
Olga Churakova is an independent Russian journalist and podcast host who covers political developments in Russia. She previously worked for the investigative journalism outlets IStories and for Proekt (The Project), where she wrote about corruption, internal Russian policies and protests in Belarus… Read more

David Cohn

Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder, Subtext at Advance Publications

David Cohn@Digidave
Over the past 15 years David has worked at the intersection of technology and journalism, with a focus on new products, business models, audience growth, customer experience and incubating new companies. He helped pioneer crowdfunding at Spot.Us…  Read more

Robbin Dagle

Lecturer, Department of Communication, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

>Robbin Dagle@RCDagle
Robbin Dagle is a lecturer at the Department of Communication of the Ateneo de Manila University, with research interests and published works in religion, gender, human rights, media and journalism. He is also a freelance journalist covering religion, environment, and local issues.  Read more

Jim Dao

Editorial Page Editor, The Boston Globe

Jim Dao@jimdao
James Dao is the editorial page editor of The Boston Globe, overseeing editorials, op-eds, letters and the Ideas section. Before coming to the Globe in 2022, he spent 30 years at The New York Times where he covered state and national politics, roamed the country as a national correspondent and embedded with American troops during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan…  Read more

Sérgio Dávila

Editor-in-Chief, Folha de S. Paulo (Brazil)

Sérgio Dávila is the editor-in-chief of Folha de S.Paulo, the leading newspaper in Brazil. Before that, Sérgio served as executive-editor of the newspaper from 2010 to 2019. Previously, he spent a decade as correspondent for the paper in the United States, first in New York and then in California and Washington D.C. …  Read more

Fernando Diaz

Publisher Solutions, Newspack by Automattic

Fernando Diaz@thefuturewasnow
Fernando Diaz works at Newspack where he supports publishers in their efforts to better serve their communities and operate sustainably. He has held a number of roles in media, including as a data and investigative journalism professor at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communication at Northwestern University…  Read more

Pinar Ersoy

Istanbul editor, BBC Monitoring (Turkey)

Pinar Ersoy
Pinar Ersoy is a BBC editor based in Istanbul. She runs BBC Monitoring’s Turkey team, which reports and analyzes news from the media with a special focus on diplomacy and geopolitics. With a career spanning nearly 20 years, she previously led foreign news teams in the Turkish dailies Milliyet and Cumhuriyet…  Read more

Darryl Fears

Environmental Justice Reporter, The Washington Post

Darryl Fears@bydarrylfears
Darryl Fears is a reporter on The Washington Post’s climate team who covers environmental justice — the intersection of race, inequality, poverty and disproportionate pollution. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2022 for “a sweeping series of stories about environmental racism”…  Read more

Sonia Feigenbaum

Senior Vice Provost, Global Engagement, Chief International Officer, UT Austin

Sonia Feigenbaum@SoniaFeigenbaum
Dr. Sonia Feigenbaum is the inaugural senior vice provost for global engagement and chief international officer at The University of Texas at Austin. Since joining in 2019, she has envisioned and implemented the branding of the university’s internationalization efforts as Texas Global; broadened university engagement globally; launched the first UT Austin Global Gateway in Mexico City; and raised more than $16 million to implement on- and off-campus internationalization programs… Read more

Danny Fenster

Editor-at-Large, Frontier Myanmar (Myanmar)

Danny Fenster@dannyfenster
Danny Fenster is editor-at-large for Frontier Myanmar, an award-winning investigative news magazine covering business and politics. He was imprisoned by Myanmar’s junta for nearly six months in 2021 for his reporting on military-linked businesses but was released following negotiations led by former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson…  Read more

Sara Fischer

Senior Media Reporter and Author of Media Trends Newsletter

Sara Fischer@sarafischer
Sara Fischer is a senior media reporter for Axios and a founding staff member at Axios. She is also a media analyst at CNN. Sara authors a must-read weekly newsletter on media trends that reaches over 100,000 professionals across the media, tech and entertainment industries…  Read more

Juan Luis Font

Journalist and Radio Host, ConCriterio (Guatemala)

Juan Luis Font@JLFont001
Juan Luis Font is a Guatemalan journalist who recently left his country after facing persecution from authorities who intended to silence him. He continues to broadcast both ConCriterio TV and Radio ConCriterio from the United States. ConCriterio is a news and debate multimedia platform that sees continuous audience growth…  Read more

Marcus Funk

Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University

Marcus Funk
Dr. Marcus Funk is an associate professor of mass communication at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He studies podcasting, digital media assemblage and conservative media. His scholarship has been published in top journals, including Mass Communication & Society and Journalism Studies…  Read more

Jeremy Gilbert

Knight Chair, Digital Media Strategy, Northwestern University

Jeremy Gilbert@jeremygilbert
Jeremy Gilbert is the Knight Chair in Digital Media Strategy for Northwestern University’s Medill School. A journalist with more than two decades of professional and academic experience, Jeremy most recently was Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Washington Post…  Read more

Celeste González de Bustamante

Professor and Associate Dean, Moody College of Communication, UT Austin

Celeste González de Bustamante@celestegdb
Dr. Celeste Gonzaìlez de Bustamante is associate dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin and is a Professor in the School of Journalism and Media, where she holds the Mary Gibbs Jones Centennial Chair …  Read more

Sam Han

Director, AI/ML and Zeus Technology, The Washington Post

Sam Han
Dr. Eui-Hong (Sam) Han is Director of AI/ML and Zeus Technology at The Washington Post. He is an experienced practitioner of AI, machine learning and data science. He has provided strategic and tactical leadership in data science discipline and led data science teams focused on augmenting key enterprise customer and revenue growth initiatives through the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning… Read more

Alfred Hermida

Professor, School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Alfred Hermida@Hermida
Alfred Hermida PhD is professor and former director (2015-2020) at the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media at the University of British Columbia, and co-founder of The Conversation Canada. With 25 years of experience in digital journalism, his research addresses the transformation of news, media innovation, social media and data journalism… Read more

Robert Hernandez

Professor of Professional Practice, School for Communication and Journalism, USC Annenberg

Robert Hernandez@webjournalist
Robert Hernandez is a professor of professional practice at USC Annenberg. His most recent work includes augmented reality, wearables/Google glass and virtual reality — he and his students produce VR experiences under their brand: JOVRNALISM. He has worked for,,, La Prensa Gráfica, among others. Robert is also the co-founder of #wjchat and co-creator of the Diversify Journalism Project… Read more

Khaya Himmelman

Reporter, Grid

Khaya Himmelman@KhayaHimmelman
Khaya Himmelman is a reporter at Grid, focusing on misinformation. Previously, a fact check reporter for The Dispatch, she is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and Barnard College. Read more

Glenn Kessler

Editor and Chief Writer, The Washington Post’s Fact Checker

Glenn Kessler@GlennKesslerWP
Glenn Kessler has been editor and chief writer of The Washington Post’s Fact Checker since 2011, making him one of the pioneers of political fact-checking. In a journalism career spanning nearly four decades, Glenn has covered foreign policy, economic policy, the White House, Congress, politics, airline safety and Wall Street… Read more

Zeba Khan

Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The San Francisco Chronicle

Zeba Khan@zebakhan
Zeba Khan is the deputy editorial page editor at The San Francisco Chronicle. As a freelance opinion writer, her op-eds have appeared in national outlets including the Boston Globe, CNN and the Washington Post. She spent nearly a decade training and mentoring individuals from historically marginalized communities on how to craft powerful argument…  Read more

Kathleen Kingsbury

Opinion Editor, The New York Times

Kathleen Kingsbury@katiekings
Kathleen Kingsbury leads the Opinion report for the New York Times. She first joined The Times in 2017 as Deputy Editorial Page editor.As head of Opinion, she oversees the editorial board, guest essays, Opinion columnists, letters to the editor, as well as Opinion’s newsletters, audio, video, graphics, design and digital distribution teams…  Read more

Marc Lavallee

Director, Technology, Product and Strategy/Journalism, Knight Foundation

Marc Lavallee@lavallee
Marc Lavallee joined Knight Foundation in May 2022. He is the director of technology product and strategy for the journalism program. Marc brings more than two decades of experience as a software developer and technology executive in the journalism industry to this role…  Read more

Ann Marie Lipinski

Curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University

Ann Marie Lipinski@AMLwhere
Ann Marie Lipinski is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, directing Nieman’s global journalism fellowships and publications including Nieman Lab, Nieman Reports and Nieman Storyboard…  Read more

Vernon Loeb

Executive Editor, Inside Climate News

Vernon Loeb@LoebVernon
Vernon Loeb is the executive editor of Inside Climate News. He joined ICN from The Atlantic, where he was politics editor, after a newspaper career as a reporter, foreign correspondent and editor. He was California investigations editor at the Los Angeles Times, deputy managing editor for news at The Philadelphia Inquirer, metro editor at The Washington Post, and managing editor at the Houston Chronicle…  Read more

Santiago Lyon

Head of Advocacy and Education, Content Authenticity Initiative

Santiago Lyon@slyon66
Santiago Lyon is the Head of Advocacy and Education for the Adobe-led Content Authenticity Initiative, working to combat misinformation through digital content provenance. He has more than 35 years of experience in photography as an award-winning photojournalist, photo editor, media executive and educator…  Read more

Kathleen McElroy

Professor, School of Journalism and Media, UT Austin

Kathleen McElroy@kathleeno
Kathleen McElroy is a professor and Frank A. Bennack, Jr. Chair in Journalism, and former director of the School of Journalism and Media at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Journalism in December 2014, after nearly 30 years as a professional journalist. At The New York Times, she held various management positions, including associate managing editor, dining editor, deputy sports editor and deputy editor of the website…  Read more

Erin Millar

Co-founder and CEO, Indiegraf (Canada)

Erin Millar@erinmillar
Erin is the CEO of Indiegraf, a network of small and startup community news outlets pooling technology, capital, audience and revenue resources to accelerate their growth. Before creating Indiegraf, Erin founded The Discourse, where she led an award-winning journalism team and developed a successful business model for in-depth local news…  Read more

Coleen O’Lear

Head of Curation and Platforms, The Washington Post

Coleen O’Lear@coleenolear
Coleen O’Lear is head of curation and platforms at The Washington Post, where she’s worked in various roles since 2011. In her current position, she oversees more than 100 journalists responsible for optimizing and distributing the Post’s journalism across platforms, including social media, homepage and app, SEO, news partnerships and more…  Read more

Michael Ouimette

SVP, Strategy & Startups, The American Journalism Project

Michael Ouimette@mtouimette
Michael leads the Strategy & Startups team at the American Journalism Project, overseeing Local Philanthropic Partnerships, Startup Incubations, and grantmaking strategy. Michael previously led the domestic direct-to-consumer businesses at VICE Media and spearheaded efforts to diversify revenue streams and content formats by launching VICE’s first subscription product in the U.S…  Read more

Bopha Phorn

Independent journalist (Cambodia)

Bopha Phorn@bophaphorn
Bopha Phorn is an independent journalist based in Phnom Penh and the first Nieman Fellow from Cambodia. She has written for Al Jazeera, Nikkei Asia, Voice of America, Rest of World and The Associated Press, and was previously a senior reporter and editor for The Cambodia Daily…  Read more

Tracie Powell

Founder, The Pivot Fund

Tracie Powell@TMPowell
Tracie Powell is a leader in philanthropic efforts to increase racial equity and diversity in news media. She is the founder of The Pivot Fund, which seeks to support independent BIPOC community news. Tracie was a Fall 2021 Shorenstein Center Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, where she researched mechanisms for funding and capacity building for media outlets run by and for BIPOCTM (Black, Indigenous, other people of color, and traditionally marginalized) communities… Read more

Taras Prokopyshyn

Publisher and CEO, The Ukrainians Media (Ukraine)

Taras Prokopyshyn@ProkopyshynUA
Taras Prokopyshyn is the publisher and CEO of The Ukrainians Media, a bootstrapped, award-winning, independent media company from Ukraine focusing on high-quality and long-form journalism. Taras is an ambassador of the reader-revenue approach and has launched one of Ukraine’s most successful audience membership programs…  Read more

Aimee Rinehart

Program Manager, Local News AI, The Associated Press

Aimee Rinehart@aimeetwoee
Aimee Rinehart is the program manager for The Associated Press’s Local News AI initiative. Before joining AP, she was the deputy director of First Draft’s New York Bureau helping journalists and newsrooms to identify, verify and responsibly report on mis- and disinformation through the 2018 and 2020 U.S. election cycles…  Read more

Sue Robinson

Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison

Sue Robinson
A former journalist, Dr. Sue Robinson joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in January 2007 and now holds the Helen Firstbrook Franklin Professor of Journalism endowed research chair…  Read more

Alana Rocha

Rural News Network editor, Institute for Nonprofit News

Alana Rocha@viaAlana
Alana Rocha leads INN’s Rural News Network — its most ambitious collaboration to date. As editor, Alana works with more than 60 member outlets in 30 states to guide and amplify coverage of remote areas. Alana joined INN after 20 years as a news and politics reporter in Florida, Kansas and Texas… Read more

Jay Rosen

Associate Professor, New York University, and Author, PressThink

Jay Rosen@jayrosen_nyu
Jay Rosen has been teaching journalism at New York University since 1986. He is the author of PressThink, his blog about journalism and its ordeals (, which he introduced in September 2003. Jay is also an active press critic with a focus on problems in the coverage of politics… Read more

Cindy Royal

Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Texas State University

Cindy Royal@CindyRoyal
Cindy Royal is a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University where she is the founding director of the Media Innovation Lab and teaches in the Digital Media Innovation curriculum. Her research interests include understanding the role of programming, data and product management in journalism and the integration of technology in education… Read more

David Ryfe

Director and Professor, School of Journalism and Media, UT Austin

David Ryfe
David Ryfe is the director of and professor in the School of Journalism and Media at The University of Texas at Austin. During his career, he has published widely in the areas of presidential communication, political communication, public deliberation, and the history and sociology of news. These days his work mostly concerns the ongoing disruption of American journalism… Read more

Anya Schiffrin

Director, Technology and Media specialization, Columbia University

Anya Schiffrin@anyaSIPA
Dr. Anya Schiffrin is the director of the technology and media specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a senior lecturer. She received her PHD, from the University of Navarra, after writing a dissertation on the subject of solutions to online mis/disinformation…  Read more

John Schwartz

Professor of Practice, School of Journalism and Media, University of Texas at Austin

John Schwartz@jswatz
John Schwartz is a professor of practice in journalism and at the UT Austin School of Journalism and Media and associate director of UT’s new Global Sustainability Leadership Institute. In 2000, The New York Times hired him, initially to cover technology. Over the next 21 years, his beats included the U.S. space program, Hurricane Katrina, legal affairs and, most recently, climate change…  Read more

Zainab Shah

Direct of Engagement and Audience, THE CITY

Zainab Shah@zainabshah
Zainab Shah is the director of engagement and audience at THE CITY. She leads the audience and engagement efforts across all teams to grow THE CITY’s readership and bring THE CITY’s award-winning journalism to those who need it most. She was previously the global lead for strategy and operations at BuzzFeed…  Read more

Dmitry Shishkin

Independent Media Consultant (United Kingdom)

Dmitry Shishkin@dmitryshishkin
Dmitry Shishkin is an expert in digital innovation in media, content strategy, and a self-described ‘evangeliser and enforcer’ of a news user needs method. He’s been consulting media and tech companies on how to do content strategy and audience development better, since 2020…  Read more

Evan Smith

Co-founder and Senior Advisor, The Texas Tribune, and Senior Advisor, Emerson Collective

Evan Smith@evanasmith
Evan Smith is a senior advisor at The Texas Tribune, the pioneering nonprofit digital news organization he cofounded in 2009 and led for more than thirteen years as CEO. He is also a senior advisor at Emerson Collective, where he advises local news nonprofits around the country…  Read more

Talia Stroud

Founder and Director, Center for Media Engagement, UT Austin

Talia Stroud@TaliaStroud
Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud (Ph.D., Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania) holds the E. M. “Ted” Dealey Professorship in the Business of Journalism and is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and the School of Journalism and Media, as well as the founding and current director of the Center for Media Engagement (…  Read more

Cristina Tardáguila

Senior Program Director, International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)

Cristina Tardáguila@ctardaguila
Cristina Tardáguila is a senior program director at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the the founder of Agência Lupa (the largest fact-checking initiative in Brazil). She has worked as a reporter and editor for main Brazilian media outlets, such as: O Globo, Folha de S.Paulo, and piauí magazine…  Read more

José Manuel Tena

Strategic Partner Manager, News, YouTube (Mexico)

José Manuel Tena
Jose Tena is a Strategic Partner Manager at YouTube. He is responsible for developing and managing relationships with some of the largest news media outlets in Spanish-speaking Latin America. He has also worked with independent journalists to develop new ways to tell stories…  Read more

Mallary Tenore

Associate Director, Knight Center for Journalism

Mallary Tenore@mallarytenore
Mallary Tenore is the associate director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin. In this role she helps oversee the Center’s staff, programmatic work, events, fundraising, and more. She’s also a faculty member at UT’s Moody College of Communication and McCombs School of Business…  Read more

Benjamin Toff

Senior Research Fellow, Reuters Institute (UK)

Benjamin Toff@BenjaminToff
Dr. Benjamin Toff is a senior research fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford as well as an assistant professor at the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. He studies public opinion, political communication, digital media, and changing journalistic practices…  Read more

Subramaniam (Subbu) Vincent

Director, Journalism and Media Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University

Subramaniam (Subbu) Vincent@subbuvincent
Subramaniam (Subbu) Vincent is Director of Journalism and Media Ethics at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. He is passionate about the power of media – journalistic and social – to foster pro-democracy discourse. At Santa Clara University, he advances applied ethics for news media, news product design, and platform distribution…  Read more

Mary Walter-Brown

Founder and CEO, News Revenue Hub

Mary Walter-Brown@MaryWalterBrown
Mary Walter-Brown is the founder and CEO of the News Revenue Hub, a mission-driven, nonprofit that’s helped independent digital newsrooms raise $80 million in volunteer donations. Formerly the publisher at Voice of San Diego, Mary developed the gold standard for nonprofit news membership programs…  Read more

Michael Webber

Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources, UT Austin

Michael Webber@MichaelEWebber
Dr. Michael Webber is the Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources, author, and professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches and conducts research at the convergence of engineering, policy, and commercialization…  Read more

Sisi Wei

Editor-in-chief, The Markup

Sisi Wei@sisiwei
Sisi Wei is the editor-in-chief at The Markup. Before joining The Markup, she was co-executive director of OpenNews, where she envisioned and executed transformative initiatives for journalism. As part of her work, Sisi founded the DEI Coalition, a journalism community dedicated to sharing knowledge and taking concrete action in service of a more anti-racist, equitable, and just journalism industry…  Read more

José Zamora

Chief Communications and Impact Officer, Exile Content (Guatemala)

José Zamora@jczamora
José Zamora currently serves as EXILE’s chief communications and impact officer. He is a 2020 JSK Stanford Fellow, who has focused his career on the promotion of collaboration networks, innovation, and freedom of the press. He previously worked as senior vice president of Univision News (2012-2022)…  Read more