Dustin Bleizeffer ('17)

Dustin Bleizeffer

reporter, WyoFile, Casper, Wyo.
dustin.bleizeffer@stanford.edu, @DBleizeffer

Challenge: How can nonprofit online news creatively use technology to reinvigorate journalism and democracy in the rural West?

Heather Bryant ('17)

Heather Bryant

Director, Project Facet, San Francisco
hbryant@stanford.edu, @HBCompass

Challenge: How can we help newsrooms develop and manage meaningful collaborative partnerships with other newsrooms to create a stronger, more effective news media?

Veronica Chambers ('17)

Veronica Chambers

Journalist and author, Hoboken, N.J.
vvc1@stanford.edu, @vvchambers

Challenge: How can journalists imagine new roles and create new opportunities using the wealth of skills that our industry requires?

Brian Edwards-Tiekert ('17)

Brian Edwards-Tiekert

Host/producer, UpFront, KPFA Radio, Berkeley, Calif.

Challenge: How can new platforms for audio distribution and geography-based networking fill the need for local journalism?

Arif Elsaui ('17)

Arif Elsawi

East African correspondent, Al Jazeera Arabic, Nairobi, Kenya
arife@stanford.edu, @ArifElsau

Challenge: How can professional journalism be conducted in regimes with deterrent political, security and socio-economic conditions?

Alina Fichter ('17)

Alina Fichter

Distribution manager/journalist/moderator, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, Germany
afichter@stanford.edu, @fichtalina

Challenge: How can we create a meaningful system to better measure the journalistic impact of news organizations in the digital age?

Frederic Filloux ('17)

Frederic Filloux

Editor, Monday Note, Paris
filloux@stanford.edu, @filloux

Challenge: How might we surface journalistic quality from the web in a scalable way, by automatically collecting the right "signals"?

Adriana Garcia ('17)

Adriana García

Managing editor, print, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La.
adrianagarcia@stanford.edu, @iamlaggr

Challenge: How can journalists empower young women in news deserts to report on their communities?

Clara Gonzalez Sueyro ('17)

Clara Gonzalez Sueyro

Director of user experience, Radio Ambulante, Oakland, Calif.
clarags@stanford.edu, @claragsueyro

Challenge: How can listening to news podcasts help students master the English language?

YooHee Hong ('17)

YooHee Hong

producer in chief, TV Tokyo Corporation, Tokyo

Challenge: How might we create a platform which can offer millennials more engaging ways to consume international news in Japan?

Stacy-Marie Ishmael ('17)

Stacy-Marie Ishmael

Managing editor for mobile, BuzzFeed News
sishmael@stanford.edu, @s_m_i

Challenge: How much investment does attaining a minimum viable mobile infrastructure for newsrooms require?

Julie Makinen ('17)

Julie Makinen

Beijing bureau chief, Los Angeles Times
makinenj@stanford.edu, @JulieMakLAT

Challenge: How can computational journalism methods be used to transcend the fragmented California media market and create dialogue and civic engagement across this vast nation-state?

Juan Pablo Meneses ('17)

Juan Pablo Meneses

Knight Foundation Latin American Fellow
Freelance journalist, Santiago; Chile
jpmeneses@stanford.edu, @menesesportatil

Challenge: How can we create a new way to connect Spanish-language independent journalism talent with media organizations in Latin America and the U.S.?

Ryan Nakashima ('17)

Ryan Nakashima

Business writer, The Associated Press, Los Angeles
rnakashi@stanford.edu, @rnakashi

Challenge: How might news organizations offer ad-free experiences and other membership benefits to better connect with their audiences and generate new revenue?

Elizaveta Osetinskaya ('17)

Elizaveta Osetinskaya

Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Fellow
Former chief editor, RBC Media
osetin77@stanford.edu, @osetinskayaliza

Challenge: How can we create an innovative and financially sustainable digital media for independent journalism under tough political and economic conditions?

Katherine Ann Rowlands ('17)

Katherine Ann Rowlands

Deputy business editor, Bay Area News Group, San Jose, Calif.
rowlands@stanford.edu, @News_Kat

Challenge: What strategies can we use to overcome gender disparities in journalism, especially in leadership positions, so that news organizations more accurately reflect and report on society?

Gabriel Spitzer ('17)

Gabriel Spitzer

Assistant news director, KPLU, Seattle
gspitz1@stanford.edu, @gabrielspitzer

Challenge: How can local audio journalism thrive in emerging digital formats, such as segmented audio ("Pandora for news"), voice-enabled devices and podcasts?

Elodie Mailliet Storm ('17)

Elodie Mailliet Storm

Senior director, partnerships and business development, Getty Images, New York
elodiem@stanford.edu, @elodiemailliet

Challenge: How might we best monetize photography in the age of platforms, social and search?