Leezel Tanglao

Leezel Tanglao is a data-driven multimedia news leader who currently operates her own consulting firm, StatFury LLC, in New York City. She is developing a tool that will help provide a more objective, actionable and holistic view into how a news story impacts the community. She will help managers understand the magnitude of a story’s … Continued

Carolyn Robinson

Carolyn Robinson is the regional director of newsroom practice change for the Solutions Journalism Network, an organization that trains journalists to cover how and where people are effectively addressing important community problems. The RJI Fellowship sent her into those newsrooms to flesh out solutions projects while also gathering data for a playbook and metrics to … Continued

Neil Mara

Neil Mara is an experienced journalist and recently a technology director at the McClatchy newspaper group. In this project he will work with executives at U.S. media companies, and news tech providers, to test innovative approaches to stem the loss of born-digital news content that’s vanishing from public access due to technology and industry upheaval. … Continued

Jim MacMillan

Jim MacMillan is a decorated multimedia journalist and educator based in Philadelphia who focuses on trauma reporting. As an RJI Fellow, MacMillan will develop plans to help journalists cover the country’s most intractable crisis and the most lethal — yet preventable — threat to public health: gun violence. He will bring together a community of … Continued

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is publisher and editor of PlanetPrinceton.com, a hyperlocal site in Princeton, New Jersey. She will create a guide for small, independent publishers showing why push notifications are a great fit for their local news businesses. Knapp will identify best practices and detail how notifications can fit into an overall strategy for audience development … Continued

Michael Epstein

Michael Epstein is an immersive media producer at Walking Cinema and professor at the California College of Arts. He is developing what he calls Expandable Audio Journalism (EAJ), a platform for producing audio stories that can expand or contract based on a person’s interest level. Listeners tell their smart speaker they want to hear more … Continued

Virginia Arrigucci

Virginia Arrigucci is engagement manager for digital services at The Associated Press. She and four AP colleagues from the news and business sides of the company will study how push notifications on the AP’s website and mobile app can bring more value to users and how other publishers can do the same. They will experiment … Continued