Adam is a freelance reporter in the Greater Boston area. He works the night and weekend desk at the Boston Globe and is a board member of the the New England chapter of the Society o Professional Journalists.
Arnie King has occupied a Massachusetts prison cell for the past 45 years. His writing focuses on the lack of commutations being granted to exceptional and deserving individuals who are aging in the state’s overcrowded prison system.
A Queens, NY native who came to New England in 2004 to earn his MA in journalism at Boston University, Chris Faraone is the editor and co-publisher of DigBoston and a co-founder of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism. He has published several books including 99 Nights with the 99 Percent, and has written liner notes for hip-hop gods including Cypress Hill, Pete Rock, Nas, and various members of the Wu-Tang Clan.
A former co-editor of our Iran, Iraq, and Turkey pages, Claire Sadar is a staff writer at Muftah. She holds a BA in history from Dickinson College and a Master’s in Religion from Boston University, where she focused on Islam in Turkish politics and society. Claire’s work has been published in Your Middle East and Foreign Affairs. She also writes regularly at her personal blog, Ataturk’s Republic. Claire’s interests include religious and ethnic minorities, Turkish politics, Islamist political movements, and theories of political change.
Daniel DeFraia is journalist and American Studies PhD candidate at Boston University, where he’s writing a dissertation on the historical relationship between intelligence agencies and the US news media.
A native of Dorchester living in Somerville, Derek Kouyoumjian is one of the most active and creatively agile photographers in Greater Boston. Having shot everything from breaking news, to portraits, to food and nightlife for publications including the Boston Phoenix, Boston Business Journal, Boston Magazine, and the Boston Metro, for which he regularly snaps cover photos, Derek’s versatile eye is complemented by his immense knowledge of the cityscapes and people of Mass. He also shoots abroad, including recent trips to the United Arab Emirates and Cuba, and has worked with private clients including the Gardner Museum and Huntington Theatre Company.
Developed by the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ) in collaboration with Moodswing Moving Pictures to provide opportunities for aspiring media makers who are in recovery or who have family members struggling with addiction to participate in front of and behind the camera, F.I.G.H.T. aims to push the envelope for how the opioid crisis is covered in Greater Boston.
Haley is an AAN Award-winning columnist for DigBoston and Mel magazine and has contributed to publications including the Boston Globe and helped found Homicide Watch Boston. She has spearheaded and led several BINJ investigations including last year’s multipart series about the racialized history of liquor licensing in Massachusetts, and currently writes the column Terms of Service about restaurant industry issues from the perspective of workers.
Jason is the network director of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism and writes the columns Apparent Horizon and Townie. He is also the executive editor and associate publisher of DigBoston. Before that, he founded the nonprofit Open Media Boston and other grassroots publications. Jason is a longtime labor-community organizer with an MFA in visual arts and is the institutional memory of our gang. His column Apparent Horizon is the winner of the 2018 Association of Alternative Newsmedia award for Best Political Column.
Katie Campisi is a writer living in Boston. Among other brave endeavors, Katie once spent a month documenting riding a bike through the most dangerous intersections in Greater Boston by wearing a 360-degree helmet cam.
Kori Feener is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and photojournalist from the Boston area. She has had work featured in the Associated Press, AJ+, and Reuters. Feener’s documentary work has been screened at festivals across the United States, and she serves as a member of the Non-Fiction Cartel in Boston, a collaborative focused on short form documentary storytelling. In 2016 she served as a screener at the Camden International Film Festival and is currently an adjunct professor at Emerson College.
Max is a PhD student in English and American literature at BU. Previously, he worked at the NGO GiveDirectly, an organization that sends cash transfers, no strings attached, directly to extremely poor families. In 2014, he studied and wrote poetry in Wellington, NZ on a Fulbright scholarship.
Mike is a storyteller (videos, words) at the Albany Business Review and has worked for On Point Radio, the Conversation, and the Daily Free Press. He is a graduate of Boston University's College of Communication.
Rob Katz is a freelance multimedia journalist and communications intern. Born in Los Angeles, he attended Tufts University in Medford, MA, where he received a BA in English. His writing has been published in DigBoston, The Greenwich Sentinel and the Tufts Daily. He currently resides in Stamford, CT, where he spends most of his free time getting upset at Bluetooth speakers.
Seth Kershner is a writer and researcher whose work has appeared in outlets such as Rethinking Schools, Sojourners, and Boulder Weekly. He is the co-author (with Scott Harding) of Counter-Recruitment and the Campaign to Demilitarize Public Schools (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).