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Executive Program

The Executive Program in News Innovation and Leadership at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, now in its second year, is proud of its participants who push for transformation in the news industry and change their organizations by developing resilient strategies, successful products and sustainable business models.

Below are members of the Class of 2022 cohort, as well as the inaugural Class of 2021 cohort. 

The Class of 2022 cohort participants represent seven countries, including Brazil, Finland, Germany, Mexico, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The Class of 2021 cohort participants represent 10 countries, including Chile, Egypt, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Venezuela.

2022 Cohort

Noel Algarín Martínez

Noel Algarín Martínez

Deputy Information Editor
El Nuevo Día

Shana Black

Shana Black

Founder and Publisher
Black Girl Media

Sewell Chan

Sewell Chan

Editorial Page Editor
Los Angeles Times

Cynthia DuBose

Cynthia DuBose

Managing Editor, Audience Engagement
McClatchy

Tiffany Fehr

Tiff Fehr

Assistant Editor and Lead Engineer
The New York Times

Maritza Felix

Maritza Lizeth Gallego Félix

Independent Journalist,
Conecta Arizona Founder

Daniela Flor

Daniela Flor

Audience Specialist
Estadão

Hillary Frey

Hillary Frey

Editorial Leader

Antonia Götsch

Antonia Götsch

Editor in chief
Harvard Business Manager

Daniel Kempf

Daniel Kempf

Managing Director pd digital
Mediangruppe Pressedruck

Soraya Membreno

Soraya Membreno

Publisher
Bitch Media

Angela Moon

Angela Moon

Managing Editor
Bloomberg LP

Christian Moser

Christian Moser

Chief content manager, editor-in-chief audio
Michaelsbund

Amanda Pike

Amanda Pike

Director of TV and Documentaries
Reveal, The Center for Investigative Reporting

Annika Ruornen

Annika Ruoranen

Strategist
Yle

Gabriel Sama

Gabriel Sama

Independent media consultant/editor

George Sarpong

George Sarpong

Editor in Chief
Computerworld Switzerland

Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey

Managing Editor
The Marshall Project

Anna van Koetsveld

Anna van Koetsveld

Deputy Publishing Manager
Bauer Media

Rossalyn Warren

Rossalyn Warren

Director of Digital Outreach
Global Investigative Journalism Network

2021 Cohort

Susanne Amann's profile

Susanne Amann

Managing Editor
DER SPIEGEL

Ana Arriagada'profile

Ana Arriagada

Cofounder and Executive Director
El Soberano

Thierry Backes'profile

Thierry Backes

Managing Editor
Süddeutsche Zeitung

Lauren Berry's profile

Lauren Berry

Global Managing Editor for Data-Driven News and Deputy NYC Bureau Chief
Bloomberg LP

Kim Bui of the Arizona Republic.

P. Kim Bui

Director of Audience Innovation
Arizona Republic

Rosy Catanach's profile

Rosy Catanach

Vice President of Product, Publishing
The New York Times

Styli Charalambous' profile

Styli Charalambous

CEO and Publisher
Daily Maverick

Jonah Comstock's profile

Jonah Comstock

Director of Content Developer and Editor-in-Chief
HIMSS Media

Alexander Droessler's profile

Alexander Droessler

Digital Transformation & Product
Nordkurier

Ethar El-Katatney's profile

Ethar El-Katatney

Former Young Audiences Editor
The Wall Street Journal

Daisuke Furuta's profile

Daisuke Furuta

Google News Lab Teaching Fellow
Tokyo

Maye Primera's profile

Maye Primera

Researcher / Producer
NBCU Universal / Telemundo Enterprises

Abbie Scott's profile

Abbie Scott

Deputy Managing Editor
Financial Times

Almudena Toral's profile

Almudena Toral

Executive Producer
ProPublica

Graham Watson-Ringo's profile

Graham Watson-Ringo

Managing Editor
San Antonio Report 

Mary Wilson's profile

Mary Wilson

Director of Communication and Engagement
A + Colorado

Contact Us

Do you have a question about our executive program? If so, please contact us.

Anita Zielina
Director of Strategic Initiatives
anita.zielina@journalism.cuny.edu
(Twitter) @Zielina

Melissa DiPento
Program Coordinator
melissa.dipento@journalism.cuny.edu
(Twitter) @mdipento

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