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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 third 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 2023 cohort, as well as the Class of 2022 and Class of 2021 cohorts. 

The Class of 2023 cohort participants represent 12 countries including Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Colombia, Germany, India, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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.

2023 Cohort

Carolina Arteta Caballero

Consonante Program Director
Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP)

Twitter

Madeleine Bair

Founding Director
El Tímpano

Twitter

Marc Basté Alujas

Founder & Publisher
Grup Edicions de Premsa Local (GEPL)

Twitter

Felicitas Carrique

Executive Director
News Product Alliance

Twitter

Evi Dettl

Founder & Program Manager
Radio BUH

Twitter

Veronica DeVore

Head of Audience
SWI swissinfo.ch

Twitter

Jin Ding

Chief of Staff
Center for Public Integrity

Twitter

Rodney Gibbs

Senior Director, Strategy & Innovation
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Twitter

Marc Gendron

Principal Director of Digital Growth
Les coops de l’information (Le Soleil)

Twitter

Per Grankvist

Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Vad Vi Vet

Twitter

Sipho Kings

Editorial Director
The Continent

Twitter

Rebecca Klein

General Manager
New York Focus

Twitter

Laura Krantz

Subscriber Products Editor
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Twitter

Zeljka Lekic-Subasic, Ph.D.

Head of Office
Office of the Eurovision News Exchange for Southeast Europe (ERNO)

LinkedIn

Alex Mena

Managing Editor
Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald

Twitter

Pankaj Mishra

Journalist & Co-Founder
FactorDaily

Twitter

Prabha Natarajan

Editor of WSJ Professional Products
The Wall Street Journal

Twitter

Lucy Nicholson

Europe Editor, Pictures
Reuters

Twitter

Amber Payne

Co-Editor in Chief
The Emancipator (The Boston Globe)

Twitter

Blake Stoner

Founder & CEO
Vngle

Twitter

Walter White

Senior Vice President & Publisher
Sesh Communications/The Cincinnati Herald

Twitter

Thomas Zeller

Chief Operation Officer
Mediengruppe Oberfranken (MGO)

Twitter

Ariel Zirulnick

Senior Editor for Community Engagement
KPCC/LAist

Twitter

2022 Cohort

Noel Algarín Martínez

Noel Algarín Martínez

Deputy Information Editor
El Nuevo Día

Twitter

Shana Black

Shana Black

Founder and Publisher
Black Girl Media

Twitter

Sewell Chan

Sewell Chan

Editor in chief
The Texas Tribune

Twitter

Cynthia DuBose

Cynthia DuBose

Managing Editor, Audience Engagement
McClatchy

Twitter

Tiffany Fehr

Tiff Fehr

Project Lead & Staff Engineer
The New York Times

Twitter

Maritza Felix

Maritza Lizeth Gallego Félix

Independent Journalist,
Conecta Arizona Founder

Twitter

Daniela Flor

Daniela Flor

Audience Product Owner
Estadão

Twitter

Hillary Frey

Hillary Frey

Creator-in-residence

CUNY J+

Twitter

Antonia Götsch

Antonia Götsch

Editor in chief
Harvard Business Manager

Twitter

Daniel Kempf

Daniel Kempf

Managing Director pd digital
Mediangruppe Pressedruck

Twitter

Soraya Membreno

Soraya Membreno

Nonprofit Media Consultant, Bitch Media Former Publisher

Twitter

Angela Moon

Angela Moon

Managing Editor
Bloomberg LP

Twitter

Christian Moser

Christian Moser

Chief content manager, editor-in-chief audio
Michaelsbund

Twitter

Amanda Pike

Amanda Pike

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

Twitter

Annika Ruornen

Annika Ruoranen

Head of Digital Services

Yle

Twitter

Gabriel Sama

Gabriel Sama

Independent media consultant

Twitter

George Sarpong

George Sarpong

Co-Founder

Swiss Media Incubator

Twitter

Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey

Managing Editor
The Marshall Project

Twitter

Anna van Koetsveld

Anna van Koetsveld

Chief of Staff to Executive Board

Bauer Media Group

Twitter

Rossalyn Warren

Rossalyn Warren

Audience Editor

Reuters

Twitter

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

Mayuri Mei Lin
Educational Program Coordinator, J+
mayuri.meilin@journalism.cuny.edu
(Twitter) @mayuism

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