Andy Carvin

Founder & Editor-in-chief / reported.ly

Andy Carvin is founder and editor-in-chief at First Look Media’s reported.ly. Prior to First Look, Andy was senior strategist at NPR’s social media desk, where he led NPR’s efforts to integrate social media into the newsroom. Since 2006, Andy has pioneered NPR’s use of Twitter and Facebook in its reporting, most notably during the Arab Spring, during which he used social media to become a virtually embedded reporter among revolutionary groups. Collaborating with his tens of thousands of Twitter followers, he broke news from across the region, debunked rumors and authenticated footage.

Austen Allred

Co-founder / Grasswire

Austen Allred co-founded Grasswire, a grassroot newswire. Austen became involved in the underground news community after he almost died in a train-wreck that was covered up by the Chinese government. Determined to cover the news in ways traditional newsrooms couldn’t afford, he spent three months living in his car to start an open newsroom called Grasswire. He is also the author of User Acquisition for Hackers, a step-by-step book about “hacking” and growth strategies within the principles of Marketing.

Ezra Eeman

Head of / VRT Start-up

Ezra Eeman is head of VRT Start-Up, a digital innovation lab at the Flemish public broadcast company VRT. He is also the founder of Journalism Tools, a Twitter and Pinterest-based service that explore new tools & resources for journalists. Through a Fullbright scholarship, given to him in 2012, Ezra has investigated the changing media landscape and become specialized in various mediums, such as mobile video, data visualization and multimedia storytelling.

Charlotte Cook

Director / The Intercept – Field of Vision

Charlotte Cook is co-creator of The Intercept’s new filmmaker-driven visual journalism unit Field of Vision, together with Laura Poitras and AJ Schnack. Charlotte is also a curator, writer & producer. She is the former Director of Programming at Hot Docs, Frontline Club, BBC Storyville and Edinburgh International Film Festival. Furthermore she specialises in international conflict, investigative journalism and the role of technology for the media.

Joe Posner

Video Director / Vox Media

Joe is the director of video for vox.com. He works at the intersection of documentary film, motion design and music. He created a series of animated political video essays called “Op-Video”, featured by Newsweek / Daily Beast  and has contributed motion design to several of Jarecki’s feature documentary films including Freakonomics (2010), The House I Live In (Sundance Grand Jury Prize,  2012), and Marshall Curry’s If A Tree Falls (Oscar Nominee, 2011)

Nora Younis

Journalist & Activist

Nora Younis is a human rights activist, journalist and blogger. She has won awards for her work using new media tools to expose human rights violations and police brutality. Before joining AlMasry AlYoum, Nora covered the Middle East for The Washington Post as well as other international print media. Her expertise in mainstream journalism interweaves with her experience as a prominent blogger using new media tools.

Hala Galal

Filmmaker

Hala Galal is a filmmaker, director and producer from Egypt. Working for a decade in the city of Cairo she created SEMAT, an organisation for supporting Independent Cinema in Egypt and the Arab World. Hala was also the director of The Caravan of the Euro-Arab Cinema, a promotion project for European and Arab cinema. She was a member of jury at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival and holds a BA in Media Studies from Cairo University and a BA in Film Studies from the Higher Institute of Cinema.

Martin Johnson

Radio Producer / Ljudbang

Martin Johnson is a radio producer, sound designer and journalist. In 2008 he won the international prestigious Prix Italia for his documentary “My father takes a vacation”. His documentaries have been broadcasted across Europe in countries like England, Finland, Norway, Ireland, Germany, Hungary and Italy. In 2013 the documentary “Echo Chamber” co-produced with Ciaran Cassidy won a special commendation for Europe’s best investigating radio documentary at Prix Europa.

Eleanor McDowall

Senior Producer / Falling Tree Productions

Eleanor is a senior producer at Falling Tree Productions. She is the series producer on BBC Radio 4’s Short Cuts, nominated for Best Speech Programme at the 2014 Radio Academy Awards where the show was praised for ‘demonstrating the power of spoken word radio’. Her radio documentaries include subjects varying from Roller Derby to the political undertones of Dr. Seuss famous children stories.

Phoebe Judge

Host / Criminal

Phoebe Judge is the host of Criminal, a podcast about crime, and was a host at WUNC North Carolina Public Radio. She was a producer and on-air contributor for The Story with Dick Gordon, and before that she reported from the gulf coast of Mississippi. Her work has won several Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press awards. She was born and raised in Chicago and is a graduate of Bennington College and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

Yasmin Fedda

Filmmaker

Yasmin Fedda is an award winning documentary filmmaker and has a PhD in transdisciplinary documentary film.Yannis was awarded a scholarship in Peace-Building and the World of Documentary Film from the University of Edinburgh. Her film have been BAFTA nominated and screened at Sundance Film Festival. Yannis has co-founded Highlights Arts, an organisation that works with artists in times of conflict.

Tim Hinman

Owner / Third Ear

Tim Hinman is the owner, producer and consultant of Third Ear, producing audio for radio, film and art installations. Besides this he manages a Danish podcast, also named Third Ear. Prior to this Tim has worked with producing and designing sound for DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, as well as freelance work for post production sound for film and Tv.

Peter Kofod

Writer & Activist

Peter Kofod is a writer, activist and musician. Together with world renowned whistleblowers, he has written an article encouraging employees of Intelligence Agencies, to help reveal corruption in regards to mass surveillance. This article was published in several mediums, such as The Guardian and Dagbladet Information. Peter was also the first Dane to interview NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden and has since appeared in several danish mediums.

Peter Kofod

Writer & Activist

Peter Kofod is a writer, activist and musician. Together with world renowned whistleblowers, he has written an article encouraging employees of Intelligence Agencies, to help reveal corruption in regards to mass surveillance. This article was published in several mediums, such as The Guardian and Dagbladet Information. Peter was also the first Dane to interview NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden and has since appeared in several danish mediums.

Bryn Mooser

Co-founder / RYOT News

Bryn Mooser is the co-founder of the news website RYOT and an award-winning filmmaker. Bryn’s latest documentary Body Team 12, won the award for Best Documentary Short, at TriBeCa Film Festival. He spent years working as a Country Director for Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) in Haiti, has served in the Peace Corps in West Africa and hitchhiked from Bangkok to Berlin.

Nagieb Khaja

Journalist / Filmmaker

Nagieb Khaja is respected for his coverage of the wars in Afghanistan, Syria & Gaza. His has been granted unique access to jihadist-groups, telling stories otherwise rarely told.  Several of his films has been aired on Al Jazeera English. He has also produced for The Guardian, Vice News & BBC’s flagship-program Panorama.