Monika Bauerlein (moderator)
Monika Bauerlein is CEO of Mother Jones magazine. Previously, she served as co-editor, spearheading an era of editorial growth and innovation, marked by two National Magazine Awards for general excellence, the addition of a 12-person Washington bureau, and an overhaul of the organization’s digital strategy that grew MotherJones.com’s traffic more than tenfold. She has also worked as Mother Jones’ investigative editor, and as an alternative-weekly editor, a correspondent in Washington, D.C. and at the United Nations, an AP stringer, corporate trainer, translator, sausage slinger, and fishing-line packager.
Carroll Bogert (moderator)
Carroll Bogert is president of The Marshall Project. Bogert was previously deputy executive director at Human Rights Watch, running its award-winning global media operations. Before joining Human Rights Watch in 1998, Bogert spent twelve years as a foreign correspondent for Newsweek in China, Southeast Asia, and the Soviet Union.
Sewell Chan (moderator)
Sewell Chan joined the Los Angeles Times as a deputy managing editor in September 2018.
He previously worked for 14 years at The New York Times, where he was a metro reporter, Washington correspondent, deputy Op-Ed editor and international news editor. He was part of a team of journalists awarded the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of a scandal that brought down Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York. Chan began his career in 2000 as a reporter at The Washington Post, reporting on local government, education and social services. A native New Yorker, Chan grew up in an immigrant family and was the first in his family to finish college. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in social studies and received a master’s degree in politics from Oxford, where he studied on a British Marshall scholarship.
Hannah Dreier is a reporter covering immigration. Previously, she served as the AP’s Venezuela correspondent for three years. She moved to Caracas amid a bloody nationwide protest movement and told the story of the country’s unraveling from hospitals, ports and food lines. Her Venezuela reporting won the Overseas Press Club Hal Boyle Award, a Gerald Loeb Award, and the James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism. Her 2016 “Venezuela Undone” series was recognized by the Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest and the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
Hannah joined the AP in 2012 as a politics reporter in the Sacramento bureau and later covered the business of gambling from glitzy Las Vegas. Earlier, she was a metro reporter for the Bay Area News Group, which includes The Mercury News and East Bay Times. A graduate of Wesleyan University, she is fluent in Spanish and knows which casino games have lowest house edge.
“The Disappeared” (ProPublica)
Emmanuel Dzotsi is a producer at Serial. He started his career as an intern at NPR member stations, producing segments for WOSU’s call-in show All Sides with Ann Fisher, before reporting for WBEZ in Chicago. He came to This American Life as a fellow in 2016, and joined the Serial team the following year.
Nima Elbagir is an award-winning senior international correspondent for CNN based in London. She joined CNN in February 2011 as a Johannesburg-based correspondent before moving to the network’s Nairobi bureau and later London. In 2017, Elbagir travelled to Libya to investigate reports of African migrants being sold at slave auctions. Carrying concealed cameras Elbagir witnessed a dozen African migrants auctioned off — some for as little as $400. The report was instrumental in the passage of unprecedented United Nations sanctions against six men identified as traffickers by the U.N. Libya Sanctions Committee in June 2018. It was also recognized with a 2018 George Polk Award in the Foreign Television Reporting category. Other major stories Elbagir has covered include the Ebola outbreak 2014. She was the first international journalist to report from Chibok, Nigeria, where over 250 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014. Elbagir was recently named a recipient of the 2018 Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation. She also received the International Center for Journalist’s Excellence in International Reporting Award in 2018.
“People for Sale” (CNN)
Stephen Engelberg was the founding managing editor of ProPublica from 2008–2012, and became editor-in-chief on January 1, 2013. He came to ProPublica from The Oregonian in Portland, where he had been a managing editor since 2002. Before joining The Oregonian, Engelberg worked for The New York Times for 18 years, including stints in Washington, D.C., and Warsaw, Poland, as well as in New York. He is a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board and of the Board of Directors of the American Society of News Editors. Engelberg’s work since 1996 has focused largely on the editing of investigative projects. He started the Times’s investigative unit in 2000. Projects he supervised at the Times on Mexican corruption (published in 1997) and the rise of Al Qaeda (published beginning in January 2001) were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. During his years at The Oregonian, the paper won the Pulitzer for breaking news and was a finalist for its investigative work on methamphetamines and charities intended to help the disabled. He is the co-author of “Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War” (2001).
Hany Farid is the Albert Bradley 1915 Third Century Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth. His research focuses on digital forensics, image analysis and human perception. He received his undergraduate degree in computer science and applied mathematics from the University of Rochester in 1989, his M.S. in computer science from SUNY Albany, and his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Following a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in brain and cognitive sciences at MIT, he joined the faculty at Dartmouth in 1999. Farid is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is also the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Fourandsix Technologies and a senior adviser to the Counter Extremism Project.
IN THE NEWS:
“In the Age of A.I., Is Seeing Still Believing?” (The New Yorker)
Jane Ferguson is a special correspondent for PBS NewsHour and contributor to NewYorker.com. Based in Beirut, Ferguson has lived in the Middle East for more than 10 years, covering every major story in the region during that time. In 2018, Ferguson was the only U.S. broadcaster to access cut off, rebel-held areas of Yemen where the biggest famine in modern history looms, drawing attention to the U.S. role in a war that has created the world’s worst humanitarian disaster. Ferguson has reported extensively for PBS across the Middle East and Africa, including frontline reports on the battle agains ISIS in Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria, and the civil war and famine in South Sudan. Prior to reporting for PBS, she was a roving correspondent for Al Jazeera English. She was amongst the first journalists to be smuggled into rebel-held Homs during the outbreak of the Syrian civil war and spent a year as Afghanistan correspondent for the network. Her work focuses on insurgent groups, spending time on the ground with rebels from Darfur to Yemen, Syria and Iraq, and the increasing human impact of modern day conflict on civilians.
“Behind Rebel Lines” (PBS NewsHour)
Aliaume Leroy is an open source investigative journalist for BBC Africa Eye, the Africa-focused investigations unit of the BBC World Service. He is also a member of the Bellingcat Investigation Team, where he concentrates his research on Latin America and delivers training in open source investigation tools and techniques. Before, he was a campaigner on the Conflict & Fragile States strand at the NGO Global Witness.
“Anatomy of Killing” (BBC Africa Eye)
Gerard Ryle is ICIJ’s director. He led the worldwide teams of journalists working on the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers investigations, the biggest in journalism history. Under his leadership over the past seven years, ICIJ has become one of the best-known journalism brands in the world. Before joining as ICIJ’s first non-American director in September 2011, Ryle spent more than 20 years working as an investigative reporter and editor in Australia.
His work as a journalist began in his native Ireland. Ryle is a book author and TED speaker and he has won or shared in more than 50 journalism awards from seven different countries, including the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, three George Polk Awards, and honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, Overseas Press Club of America, the New York Press Club, the Barlett and Steele Awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and Harvard University.
Sarah Stillman is a staff writer at The New Yorker. She is also the director of the Global Migration Program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she teaches a course on covering immigration and refugee issues. She has written on topics ranging from civil forfeiture to debtors’ prisons and from Mexico’s drug cartels to Bangladesh’s garment-factory workers. She won the 2012 National Magazine Award for Public Interest for her reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan on labor abuses and human trafficking on United States military bases, and also received the Michael Kelly Award, the Overseas Press Club’s Joe and Laurie Dine Award for international human-rights reporting, and the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism. Her reporting on the high-risk use of young people as confidential informants in the war on drugs received a George Polk Award and the Molly National Journalism Prize. Before joining The New Yorker, Stillman wrote about America’s wars overseas and the challenges facing soldiers at home for The Washington Post, The Nation, newrepublic.com, Slate, and theatlantic.com. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2016.
“When Deportation Is a Death Sentence” (The New Yorker)