Mentors

Debra Adams Simmons

Editor for culture, National Geographic; 2016 Neiman Fellow; board member, The Maynard Institute

Masuma Ahuja

Freelance journalist reporting on gender, migration and human rights

Marcia Allert

Photo editor, The Dallas Morning News

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye

Reporter, Indian Country Today

Helena Bottemiller Evich

Senior food & agriculture reporter, Politico; winner of the James Beard Award for Food and Health

Nellie Bowles

Reporter, The New York Times

Oralandar Brand-Williams

Senior reporter, The Detroit News

Graham Lee Brewer

Contributing editor at High Country News; board member at the Native American Journalists Association; citizen of the Cherokee Nation

Jacqueline Charles

Caribbean correspondent, The Miami Herald

Sarah Childress

Senior reporter, Frontline

Melvin Claxton

Former investigative journalist; Pulitzer Prize winner

Ivette Davila Richards

Freelance, multimedia journalist; former board member for National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Gloria Dickie

Freelance science and environmental journalist; board member, Society of Environmental Journalists

Scott Dodd

Senior staff editor, The New York Times; board member, Society of Environmental Journalists

Pat Duggins

News director, Alabama Public Radio; author, Final Countdown: NASA and the End of the Space Shuttle Program

Stephanie Ebbert

Local and state politics reporter, The Boston Globe

Mei Fong

Journalist; director of communications & strategy, Center for Public Integrity; Pulitzer Prize winner

Felice Freyer

Senior health reporter, The Boston Globe; board member of Association of Health Care Journalists

Jeff Gauger

Louisiana State Univ. content advisor & Professional-in-residence; North Louisiana Executive Editor, Shreveport Times/USA Today

Nadege Green

Reporter, WLGN Miami

Bryan Gruley

Journalist and author; Pulitzer Prize winner; nominated for the “first novel” Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America

Auditi Guha

Northeast regional reporter, Rewire.News

Gary Harki

Investigative reporter, The Virginian-Pilot

Melinda Henneberger

Columnist, Kansas City Star; Pulitzer Prize finalist

Rod Hicks

Journalist-on-Call, Society of Professional Journalists; former AP editor

Robert Jimison

The New York Times

Rachel Jones

Award-winning, international health reporter; Story editor, Global Press Journal

Paul Kiel

Business reporter, ProPublica

Andrew Khouri

Housing reporter, The Los Angeles Times

Francine Knowles

Former religion and business reporter, Chicago Sun-Times

Kim Kozlowski

Higher education reporter, The Detroit News

Madhu Krishnamurthy

Senior staff writer and education writer, Daily Herald (suburban Chicago)

Rhonda LeValdo

Reporter; faculty member, Haskell Indian Nations University Media Communications

Pete Madden

Investigative reporter, ABC News

Bill Mitchell

Climate editor, National Catholic Reporter

Greg Moore

Editor-in-chief and partner, Deke Digital; former editor, The Denver Post

Curtis Morgan

Hurricane, environment, courts and crime editor, The Miami Herald; Pulitzer Prize winner (2001, breaking news reporting)

Denise-Marie Ordway

Managing editor of Journalist’s Resource at the Harvard Kennedy School

Rachel Piper

Digital news editor, The Salt Lake City Tribune; Pulitzer Prize winner (2017, local reporting)

Bryan Pollard

2020 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow; former president of Native American Journalists Association

Victor Manuel Ramos

Deputy editor, Long Island Desk, Newsday

Mark Rochester

Editor, Investigations, Detroit Free Press

Shari Rudavsky

Health/medicine reporter, The Indianapolis Star

Andrew Skerritt

Storytelling coach, long-time local news editor

Shirley Sneve

Director, Vision Maker Media

Cheryl Thompson

Investigative journalist, NPR; president, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE)

Mc Nelly Torres

Independent journalist and former investigative producer for NBC6 in Miami; founder, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting

Eileen Truax

Freelance journalist covering migration and politics

Abbie Van Sickle

Criminal justice reporter, The Marshall Project

Mercedes Vigon

Associate director, International Media Center & associate professor in School of Communication and Journalism, Florida International University.

Vickie Walton James

Senior national editor, NPR

Rob Wildeboer

Senior editor of news, WBEZ (Chicago)

Dave Wilson

Senior editor, state and municipal government & education, Miami Herald

Alison Young

Investigative reporter, USA Today

Cindy Yurth

Assistant editor, Navajo Times

Julie Zauzmer

Reporter covering religion, faith and spirituality, The Washington Post