The Govt Program in Information Innovation and Management on the Craig Newmark Graduate Faculty of Journalism is thrilled to announce its third cohort of 23 leaders in journalism who’re able to reworking their organizations in addition to the information business via state-of-the-art methods, revolutionary enterprise fashions, and worthwhile merchandise.
“We’re thrilled to proceed our custom of supporting, inspiring, and uplifting leaders in our business. Our cohort’s range and world prowess converse volumes in growing a world coalition devoted to fostering change in journalism,” mentioned Program Director Anita Zielina.
Our multicultural and multilingual contributors symbolize numerous international locations worldwide, together with Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Colombia, Germany, India, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the US.
This system will run from September 6, 2022, to June 30, 2023. It is going to be carried out primarily on-line, with in-person residencies in Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer time 2023 if world health-safety considerations allow. Tuition help has been supplied by the Google Information Initiative, Media Lab Bayern, and the Knight Basis. The Middle for Neighborhood Media (CCM) on the Newmark J-Faculty awarded a full scholarship to a member of its community who represents the ability of neighborhood journalism. Moreover, the Newmark J-Faculty is supporting a Social Impression Fellow with a full scholarship, honoring a participant who’s empowering communities who are sometimes not given a voice.
EXECUTIVE PROGRAM CLASS OF 2023
Carolina Arteta Caballero
Present Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Group: Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP)
Function: Consonante Program Director
Carolina Arteta is a Colombian journalist who has spent the final years engaged on neighborhood and citizen journalism initiatives in her native nation. She presently directs Consonante, a citizen journalism lab created in 2019 by the Basis for Press Freedom (FLIP) to fight the unfold of reports deserts in Colombia. Because the venture’s director and editor-in-chief, Carolina plans, executes, and oversees the editorial and product improvement technique whereas enhancing a lot of the content material revealed on the web site. In her present position, she additionally explores methods that foster creativity, collaboration, and empathy in her workforce.
Present Location: Oakland, CA, United States
Group: El Tímpano
Function: Founding Director
Madeleine Bair is the founding father of El Tímpano, an award-winning native information and civic engagement group designed in collaboration with the Bay Space’s Latino and Mayan immigrants. Madeleine has taught radio manufacturing to youngsters, labored on a morning present at Chicago Public Radio, produced multimedia for Human Rights Watch, and collaborated with media activists worldwide. Her tales have appeared within the Washington Put up, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Colorlines, and broadcast on public radio packages together with PRI’s The World and Unbiased Lens. Madeleine is a Knight Basis Fellow.
Marc Basté Alujas
Present Location: Barcelona, Spain
Group: Grup Edicions de Premsa Native (GEPL)
Function: Founder & Writer
Marc Basté is a senior government, advisor, and entrepreneur enthusiastic about Journalism and Media. His present skilled obsession is constructing a sustainable native journalism enterprise mannequin. In 2018, Marc based GEPL, a small publishing firm with a rising portfolio of digital and legacy native newspapers. GEPL now publishes 5 native newspapers and a regional information web site with 20 native editions and is already the chief in native information in Catalonia, overlaying a area of over 8 million individuals. Previous to that, Marc was the Managing companion of Innovation Media Consulting Group, and lead enterprise technique consultancy initiatives with Information Media corporations worldwide
Present Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Group: Information Product Alliance
Function: Govt Director
Feli is an Argentinian journalist and product thinker working on the intersection of media, know-how, and sustainability. Presently, she works as Govt Director of the Information Product Alliance, a neighborhood of help and observe for information product thinkers. Beforehand, because the Innovation Director at SembraMedia, she labored with information organizations throughout Latin America, Spain, and the US to advertise innovation and led product design and programs improvement for the group. Feli can be a Professor at Universidad Católica Argentina, the place she co-created the primary information product class in Latin America, and she or he has led workshops about information product administration and journalism enterprise fashions for a number of media-support organizations. Feli is a Google Information Initiative Fellow.
Present Location: Grassau, Germany
Group: Radio BUH
Function: Founder and Program Supervisor
Evi Dettl is the co-founder and program supervisor of the unbiased radio station Radio BUH in Higher Bavaria, Germany, launched in 2015. The station is a non-profit supporting native tradition, explicitly providing airplay to Bavarian artists amongst an eclectic music choice worldwide. Evi received the Bavarian Pop Tradition Award 2021 for her exemplary dedication to the native music scene. She acts as a choose in music competitions, speaks on media panels, and presents media schooling initiatives in faculties throughout Bavaria. Evi Dettl is a Media Lab Bayern Firm Fellow.
Present Location: Bern, Switzerland
Group: SWI swissinfo.ch
Function: Head of Viewers
Veronica DeVore is the Head of Viewers at SWI swissinfo.ch, the Worldwide Service of the Swiss Broadcasting Company, which publishes information and options from Switzerland in a number of languages. In her present position, DeVore manages swissinfo.ch’s viewers engagement, distribution, and multimedia content material and is a member of the group’s administration board. She is principally targeted on the best way to attain and have interaction audiences throughout SWI swissinfo.ch’s ten languages. Beforehand, DeVore labored as assistant editor for schooling content material on the PBS NewsHour and as a workers author for a commerce publication within the Washington, D.C. space.
Present Location: Washington, D.C., United States
Group: Middle for Public Integrity
Function: Chief of Workers
As Middle for Public Integrity’s chief of workers, Jin oversees technique, operations, improvement, and inside communications. Jin is an skilled media skilled in fundraising, non-profit administration, and inclusive storytelling. She is the VP of finance on the Asian American Journalists Affiliation (AAJA). Jin began their profession in media as a sports activities journalist in China and reported on the 2012 London Olympics as a correspondent. They labored on the Related Press, Worldwide Ladies’s Media Basis, Pulitzer Middle on Disaster Reporting, and NBC Sports activities. Jin is a Knight Basis Fellow.
Present Location: Atlanta, GA, United States
Group: Atlanta Journal-Structure
Function: Senior Director, Technique & Innovation
Rodney Gibbs is The Atlanta Journal-Structure’s senior director of technique and innovation. He was The Texas Tribune’s first chief product officer, a job he held for 9 years. He capped his time on the Trib by launching RevLab, a coaching heart that has helped a whole bunch of reports orgs adapt parts of the Trib’s playbook to spice up viewers and income. He serves on the ONA board and is a graduate of Rice College and The College of Texas at Austin.
Present Location: Québec Metropolis, Québec, Canada
Group: Les coops de l’info (Le Soleil)
Function: Principal Director of Digital Development
Identified for his participative and constructive management, Marc Gendron all the time appears to be like for easy however inventive options to complicated issues and tries to show challenges and sudden occasions into alternatives. After being a area reporter for a few years, he grew to become the editor-in-chief of the smallest french-speaking each day newspaper in North America. Regardless that he has spent the final 12 years as a media supervisor, he stays a journalist at coronary heart and all the time locations public curiosity in addition to the curiosity of the general public on the heart of his motivations. Marc Gendron is a Google Information Initiative Fellow.
Present Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Group: Vad Vi Vet
Function: Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Per Grankvist is the founder and editor-in-chief for Vad Vi Vet, a pioneer in explanatory journalism within the Nordic area. The publication title interprets to “What we all know,” and so they’ve change into recognized for disregarding opinion and speculations and solely publishing what we all know. Vad Vi Vet is targeted on social media platforms, newsletters, and podcasting to achieve individuals the place they’re. Per beforehand labored for Sydsvenska Dagbladet (the most important newspaper in southern Sweden), Veckans Affärer (the Swedish Businessweek), and a number of other different publications. Grankvist was nominated in 2021 for the journalist of the 12 months award in Sweden.
Present Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Group: The Continent
Function: Editorial Director
Sipho Kings is the Editorial Director and a co-founder at The Continent, a weekly African newspaper with subscribers in over 100 international locations. Earlier than this, he ran the Mail & Guardian in South Africa after a profession as an setting and local weather reporter. He has received a dozen awards for his reporting, was a 2018 Nieman fellow at Harvard College, and now sits on the advisory board of the Reuters Oxford Journalism local weather community. His major focus is on creating areas for journalists to do their finest work.
Present Location: New York, NY, United States
Group: New York Focus
Function: Normal Supervisor
Rebecca Klein is the overall supervisor for New York Focus, New York’s solely statewide nonprofit information outlet. At New York Focus, she helps lead fundraising, operations, and editorial technique. She beforehand labored as a senior reporter at HuffPost, overlaying schooling, and she or he has taught journalism at NYU and 5 Cities Faculty. Her work has appeared in retailers like NPR, The Guardian, and The Hechinger Report. Rebecca is the Middle for Neighborhood Media (CCM) Fellow.
Present Location: Washington, D.C., United States
Group: The Chronicle of Larger Training
Function: Subscriber Merchandise Editor
Laura Krantz is a subscriber-products editor at The Chronicle of Larger Training, engaged on launching new merchandise that higher join our journalism with our audiences. Beforehand she labored as a reporter, overlaying greater schooling and nationwide politics for seven years at The Boston Globe. Laura received her begin in journalism on the MetroWest Every day Information in Framingham, Mass., and at VTDigger, a nonprofit newsroom in Vermont.
Zeljka Lekic-Subasic, Ph.D.
Present Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina
Group: Workplace of the Eurovision Information Trade for Southeast Europe (ERNO)
Function: Head of Workplace
Zeljka Lekic-Subasic has been an expert TV journalist, producer, and media supervisor, within the media enterprise for 28 years. In her present place, she coordinates a each day alternate of political, financial, and cultural information tales and documentary packages amongst eleven Public Broadcasting Providers from Southeast Europe, covers information tales from the area for all 74 European Broadcasting Union members, organizes coaching for media professionals within the area and of runs a number of media improvement initiatives on newsroom modernization, youngsters and youth program manufacturing, and archive digitalization. Since 2010 she has additionally taught media-related under-grad and post-grad programs on the Sarajevo Faculty of Science and Expertise.
Present Location: Hialeah, FL, United States
Group: Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald
Function: Managing Editor
Alex Mena has held a number of management positions all through his 26 years with the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. He presently serves because the Managing Editor for each newsrooms. Alex instantly oversees el Nuevo Herald and newsroom operations for the Miami Herald. Alex serves on the Florida Society of Information Editors Board, and the Florida Worldwide College Media Board and is a Nationwide Affiliation of Hispanic Journalists member.
Present Location: Bengaluru, India
Function: Journalist & Co-Founder
Pankaj Mishra is a profession journalist with over 20 years of expertise. He co-founded FactorDaily in 2016 to make sense of know-how’s affect on society with the depth it deserves. Pankaj is now rebuilding FactorDaily right into a nonprofit media lab that goes past day-to-day tales for a needle-moving affect on society. Through the years, Pankaj has led information groups, groomed younger reporters, and helped create new editorial merchandise throughout completely different newsrooms, each print and multimedia. He has scooped a few of the largest newsbreaks, reported investigative tales, and written long-form tales at The Financial Occasions, Mint, TechCrunch, and Network18. Pankaj believes journalists and media organizations should unlock the worth of their tales by taking a look at each story as a product. He thinks journalism’s future lies past promoting and paywalls as a nonprofit mission.
Present Location: New York, NY, United States
Group: The Wall Avenue Journal
Function: Editor of WSJ Skilled Merchandise
Prabha Natarajan is the Skilled Merchandise Editor for The Wall Avenue Journal. On this position, she oversees the dozen premium verticals which can be focused at skilled audiences and works with a number of groups, together with product, engineering, editorial and technique. Prabha joined Dow Jones as a mortgage reporter in the course of the monetary disaster in 2008 and wrote about different credit score markets for the wires and the Journal. She shifted to enhancing when she joined the Journal’s company desk as a information editor, serving to with a number of print editions and managing tales on-line. She served as night time supervisor on the Hub for 2 years.
Present Location: London, United Kingdom
Function: Europe Editor, Photos
Lucy Nicholson leads the Reuters Europe workforce of photographers and editors, directing photograph protection throughout the continent. Part of the Reuters Photos workforce that received the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking Information Pictures for protection of migration within the Americas, Lucy has been twice short-listed by the Guardian as Company Photographer of the Yr, amongst many different awards for her photograph and video journalism. Lucy has 20 years of expertise producing photograph, video, and textual content journalism, main multiformat groups within the area, and overlaying main world tales: eight Olympic Video games, Afghanistan elections, Hong Kong democracy protests, Israel/Palestinian territories, California wildfires, U.S. political campaigns and protests, World Cup soccer, and the Academy Awards.
Present Location: Boston, MA, United States
Group: The Emancipator (The Boston Globe)
Function: Co-editor in Chief
Amber Payne is co-editor in chief of The Emancipator, a digital publication created to reimagine the primary abolitionist newspapers in the US and reframe the nationwide dialog round race, fairness, and options. The outlet is a collaboration between The Boston Globe and The Middle for Antiracist Analysis at Boston College. In 2015, she launched NBCBLK, a piece of NBCNews.com devoted to elevating the dialog round Black id, social points, and tradition. Amber is the Newmark J Social Impression Fellow.
Present Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Function: Founder & CEO
Blake Stoner is the Founder and CEO of the web3 grassroots information company Vngle. Vngle stands for “numerous angles” and serves as a nonpartisan newswire that trains numerous constituencies on the best way to seize verified hyper-local insights to assist newsrooms in combating information deserts and traces of misinformation. He’s led Vngle via Mozilla’s Repair-the-Web Incubator, Envision Accelerator, and DivInc’s Social Justice Innovation Accelerator. His management has earned the MIT Remedy International Neighborhood Award for creating Antiracist Expertise and a Certificates of Particular Congressional Recognition from the late Congressman John Lewis. Blake is a Knight Basis Fellow.
Present Location: Cincinnati, OH, United States
Group: Sesh Communications/The Cincinnati Herald
Function: Senior Vice President & Writer
Walter Lee White, Senior Vice President of Sesh Communications, has over three a long time of promoting and advertising and marketing expertise. He additionally leads the group’s innovation, promoting, and advertising and marketing gross sales methods. Sesh Communications presently publishes The Cincinnati Herald, The Northern Kentucky Herald, The Dayton Defender weekly, and the quarterly publications seshPRIME and PIX. As Writer of The Cincinnati Herald, Walter goals to create a extra strong and worthwhile digital-first platform that can help and enhance the attain of all Sesh Communications publications. Sesh Communications’ development and its publications’ high quality have been acknowledged on the native, regional, and nationwide ranges. Walter is a Google Information Initiative Fellow.
Present Location: Bamberg, Germany
Group: Mediengruppe Oberfranken (MGO)
Function: Chief Operation Officer
Thomas Zeller is chief operation officer at Mediengruppe Oberfranken (MGO). MGO is an area media firm with 20 places in Germany and Austria. Sixty-five media manufacturers, together with 5 native each day newspapers, belong to the group. He has led groups in numerous roles (like editor-in-chief or head of cross-media) for over 15 years. Beforehand, he labored for numerous native media corporations in Germany. Thomas Zeller efficiently participated within the “Desk Stakes Europe” program. Thomas is a Media Lab Bayern Firm Fellow.
Present Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Function: Senior Editor for Neighborhood Engagement
Ariel Zirulnick is the senior editor for neighborhood engagement at KPCC/LAist in Los Angeles. On this position she works on the intersection of neighborhood engagement, editorial, and product technique to make sure that their journalism constantly serves and facilities Angelenos’ wants. Previous to KPCC/LAist, she led the Membership in Information Fund and Membership Information on the Membership Puzzle Mission, a world public analysis venture finding out membership fashions within the information. She is a frequent speaker and teacher on membership, engagement routines, and viewers analysis. She is enthusiastic about doing journalism with communities and constructing programs that make that sustainable. She’s an alumna of the Poynter Ladies’s Management Academy and Miami Fellows.