Executive Director Jason Pramas is a longtime photojournalist, editor, educator, and labor-community organizer with an MFA in visual arts. The institutional memory of our gang, Jason writes the award-winning column Apparent Horizon and has a CV that is several pages long with highlights that include his founding the nonprofit online metro newsweekly Open Media Boston and producing the massive 2004 Boston Social Forum. He is also the executive editor and associate publisher of DigBoston.
Editorial Director Chris Faraone is the editor of DigBoston. A Boston Phoenix alumnus and native of Queens, he has dedicated his adult life to boosting the alternative media and has published several books as well as longform features in Buzzfeed, Columbia Journalism Review, and Esquire, among other notable outlets.
Operations Director John Loftus founded the online stations UNregular Radio and DigRadio and has experience in A/V production and management. He has developed several websites on multiple platforms, and is also the publisher, head designer, and operations manager for DigBoston.
Assistant Director Shira Laucharoen helps run BINJ’s Somerville News Garden project and is assistant editor of its municipal news service, the Somerville Wire. She is also the junior editor of Sampan newspaper in Boston’s Chinatown and has freelanced for various outlets in Boston, including WBUR’s the ARTery, Boston Magazine, the Somerville Times, and Scout Magazine.
Managing Editor Nicole Aschoff is a writer, editor, and public sociologist. Nicole is the author of The New Prophets of Capital and The Smartphone Society and a staff writer at Jacobin magazine. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the Johns Hopkins University and previously taught at Boston University.
Staff Writer Haley Hamilton has contributed to publications including the Boston Globe and helped found Homicide Watch Boston. She has spearheaded and led several BINJ investigations including a series on the racialized history of liquor licensing in Massachusetts, and writes the column Terms of Service about restaurant industry issues from the perspective of workers.