Meredith BroussardMeredith Broussard is an assistant professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University and a fellow of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Her current research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good. A former features editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, she has also worked a software developer at AT&T Bell Labs and the MIT Media Lab. Her features and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, Slate, The Washington Post, and other outlets. She holds a BA from Harvard University and an MFA from Columbia University. Follow her on Twitter @merbroussard or contact her via meredithbroussard.com.
Jacob FentonJacob Fenton has spent the last decade working as a reporter, editor, and programmer in newsrooms and nonprofits in the U.S.
During the 2015-16 academic year he was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University researching ways to make complex document processing affordable to reporters. He was especially interested in turning unstructured images into data, and building tools to mine actionable news tips from some of the dullest corners of the web. Previously, he was editorial engineer at The Sunlight Foundation, where he worked extensively on campaign finance, TV ad disclosure, and House and Senate expenditure reporting. Prior to that, he was Director of Computer-Assisted Reporting at the Investigative Reporting Workshop, a nonprofit at American University. He also reported for several newspapers in Pennsylvania. Read more at jacobfenton.com.
Andrew HarvardAndrew Harvard is an interaction designer located near Atlanta.He specializes in graphic, visual, and motion design work as well as front end web development. Currently, he is at Regions Bank, where his responsibilities include leading design projects and managing work efforts for an interdisciplinary team. He studied industrial design at Georgia Tech and typography at Savannah College of Art and Design while gaining real-world work experience at CNN and Turner Broadcasting. Since then he has completed a variety of projects for prominent financial institutions, local small businesses, non-profits, and friends. He has created everything from company logos and WordPress websites to wedding invitations and wooden cabinets, and in his free time he enjoys similarly creative activities like playing guitar, restoring old furniture, taking photographs, and traveling around the country. View his portfolio at andrewharvard.com.
Alexandra KanikAlexandra Kanik is a data reporter for Louisville Public Media, which governs WFPL, Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and the Ohio Valley ReSource. She also serves on the Reader Advisory Board for MediaShift, where she was metrics section editor. Alexandra grew up in Pittsburgh and studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She began her career in journalism with PublicSource, a non-profit news organization in Pittsburgh, as interactive developer and metrics analyst.
Eva RevearEva Revear is currently a graduate student in New York University’s Studio20 Journalism program. Her undergraduate degrees are in Communications and Computer Science, and she is interested in the innovations that occur at the intersection of journalism and technology. Her work explores how new tools for journalism can transform storytelling and bring the practice into the digital age. See her journalism and design work at evarevear.com.
Michael JohnstonMichael Johnston is an analytics manager for StubHub and freelance data developer. A former consultant for double-bottom-line business in Ethiopia, much of his work is focused on the public good in the broadest sense, namely international economic development and global poverty. His data tools have been used for decision making at large multinationals, SMEs, and the Government of Ethiopia, as well as more recently in major sports and concert businesses. He holds a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from Birmingham-Southern College.