Clayton Aldern

Clayton Aldern is a data strategist at Grist, headquartered in Seattle, Washington. He will create materials for newsrooms to guide them in covering climate issues through a data lens. These materials will include adaptable software templates and start-up guides for non-technical staff interested in exploring the possibilities of climate data journalism. Aldern will also begin … Continued

Deborah Dwyer

Deborah Dwyer is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She will work with newsrooms to take a deep dive into the ethics and practicalities of unpublishing. She’ll create tools and resources about the topic and share the best practices and policies she discovers. Project:

Kristen Hare

Kristen Hare is a staff reporter at Poynter. She will rethink obituaries for digital audiences by using creative storytelling methods to build audience, digital subscribers and to rebuild a sense of community with the Tampa Bay Times.

Melba Newsome

Melba Newsome is an independent journalist and editor in Charlotte, North Carolina. She will create a diversity training program that she will implement in newsrooms to help them include people of color and underrepresented groups in their reporting to be more reflective of the communities they serve. Project: 10 Steps to More Inclusive Reporting (download)

Max Siegelbaum

Max Siegelbaum is the co-founding editor and a reporter at Documented. He will experiment further with producing a Spanish-language WhatsApp publication that will deliver information and news about immigration issues in New York City and beyond. Project: How to Start a Community-based Publication (download)

Dagmar Thiel

Dagmar Thiel is the USA Director of Fundamedios. Fundamedios will work on a diagnostic and database of threats, online and offline harassment of Latino journalists working in the U.S. In the cases where this is relevant, they will mobilize public opinion and different forms of response with urgent actions, legal defense, and solidarity networks. The … Continued

Sara Quinn

Sara Quinn is a senior fellow at the University of Minnesota and Affiliate Faculty at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. She, in conjunction with The National Press Photographers Association, will conduct eye tracking studies to further research the impact of professional photo and video journalism. She will use the data to create a training … Continued