- Ranjan RoyAdjunct
Ranjan Roy is the co-founder of Informerly, a global e-commerce news site. His first life in New York was spent on the emerging markets trading desk at a large bank. After leaving to spend a few years living in Asia, Europe and Africa, picking up an MBA from INSEAD along the way, Ranjan returned to New York to help launch and run FT Tilt, an emerging-market focused news startup at the Financial Times. Follow him at @ranjanxroy.
- Michiko Kuriyama
Michiko Kuriyama became a Tow-Knight fellow to create an app to help colleagues learn English. She works for the Tokyo newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, where she was an editor for mobile news websites and later developed several paid mobile sites. She reported for Yomiuri Online during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She also handled the official mobile website of the Yomiuri Giants, the professional baseball team in Tokyo.
- Cara Eisenpress
Cara Eisenpress is the editor, co-founder, and head chef at Big Girls, Small Kitchen, the award-winning home-cooking site for young professionals. She is also the content manager at Blue Apron. HarperCollins published her first book, “In the Small Kitchen,” a cookbook-meets-memoir for recent college grads, with a foreword by Ina Garten. A native New Yorker, Cara holds a master of arts in business journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Follow her @BGSK.
- Godwin Nnanna
Godwin Nnanna is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor for BusinessDay newspaper in Nigeria and Ghana. His work has appeared in The Africa Report, Vanguardia Dossier and African Decisions. His broadcast experience includes BBC World Service and Nigeria Television Authority. Follow him @nagod.
- Stephanie Lowe
Stephanie Lowe is the founder of Playfull Labs, dedicated to educating and empowering people and communities through play. She raised more than $16,000 on Kickstarter for Playfull Labs’ Feetprints, a mapping game app. The California native spent a decade working at the intersection of journalism and international development. With an emphasis on public health and human rights, Stephanie journeyed through Nepal, Timor-Leste and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Follow her @EmpoweredPlay.
- Mark Winston Griffith
Mark Winston Griffith has been a social entrepreneur and journalist for over 25 years. Based in Brooklyn, Mark started several successful organizations, including the largest Black-run, neighborhood-based, credit union in the nation. He is the founder and executive director of the community organizing group Brooklyn Movement Center. Mark’s journalism work has appeared in dozens of papers including The New York Times, The Nation, Mother Jones and Spin. Follow him @BKMovement.
- Sriram Srinivasan
Sriram Srinivasan heads the Chennai bureau of The Economic Times newspaper in India. Previously, Sriram wrote about Chennai’s corporations and startups at Outlook Business magazine. There he also launched a section on knowledge. Early on in his career, he tracked the media beat for The Hindu’s Business Line financial daily. Follow him @sriramvasan.
- Andy Kropa
Andy Kropa’s company Hacking Alzheimers builds smart cameras for senior citizens, using apps that work with wearable cameras to help improve the quality of life of dementia patients and their caregivers. Andy is an accomplished photographer who works for outlets such as the Associated Press and Redux Pictures. His documentary work has been exhibited widely and his editorial work has been published in The New York Times, Time magazine and the Village Voice, among other publications. Follow him @andykropa.
- Shamanth Rao
Shamanth Rao is a digital marketer at BASH Gaming in San Mateo, Calif. He works as the travel editor for Mint Lounge (WSJ India). He has written for Forbes India, Narrative.ly, Outlook Lounge and India Today Travel Plus. He headed sales and marketing for Greenlemon, a design and advertising startup. He then he worked at mobile ad network InMobi, where he set up campaign management operations. Follow him @ShamanthRao.
- Kimie Bunyasaranand
Kimie Bunyasaranand is an Atlanta native with a background in business and sports journalism. She contributes to SI.com’s Tracking Blog on breaking sports news and works for The Avascent Group, a management consulting company. She also enjoys exploring New York as a tour guide for City Running Tours. Follow her @Kimie_B.
- Lori Robinson
Lori Robinson is developing VidaAfro.com to cover Latin America’s Black women, a demographic that is woefully underserved by media throughout the Western Hemisphere. A magazine journalist for most of her career, she is also the author of “I Will Survive: The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse.” Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune and other publications. Follow her @LoriVidaAfro.
- Elbert Chu
Elbert Chu is the co-founder of Wired Academic, which covers the world of online learning. He is an associate producer at MedPage Today, a medical news publication. Elbert is a multimedia journalist whose work has been published in The New York Times, Popular Science, The Washington Post, Fast Company and ESPN. He is also a documentary photographer. Previously, Elbert traded equities and derivatives at a biotech hedgefund. Follow him @elbertchu.
- Kevin R. Convey
Kevin R. Convey is a former editor-in-chief of the New York Daily News. There he spearheaded the paper’s transition to digital-first newsgathering and publication, reconnected the brand to its outer-borough roots and historic urban voice and opened its first-ever bureau in Harlem. Previously, Kevin served as editor-in-chief of the Boston Herald. He began his journalism career at the age of 9 when he began distributing a neighborhood newsletter he printed himself on a toy press. Follow him @KevinRConvey.