Tanveer Ali is a Chicago-based journalist with a background in data visualization, social media and old-fashioned reporting. Between 2012 to 2017 he served as DNAinfo Chicago's data reporter and visualizations reporter, while also running social media accounts in the evenings. Prior to taking on those roles, he was a breaking news reporter for the publication.
Tanveer also reported and produced multimedia work for a variety of outlets including WBEZ, Columbia Journalism Review, GOOD Magazine and the Chicago News Cooperative. He has also developed a number of web-based projects for Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where he earned a master's degree in journalism specializing in interactive publishing.
Melissa Chadburn has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic's Citylab, Buzzfeed,Poets & Writers and many other publications. Her essay, “The Throwaways,” received notable mention in Best American Essays and Best American Nonrequired Reading. She is Editor-At-Large for Dame Magazine, teaches at Loyola Marymount University. Her debut novel, A Tiny Upward Shove, is forthcoming.
Rich Benjamin’s reporting and analysis appear regularly in public debate, including in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian, NPR, PBS, and CNN. He is author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America (Hachette Books), selected as an Editor’s Choice by Booklist and The American Library Association (2009), now in its second printing. This groundbreaking study is one of few to have illuminated in advance the economic, social, and political forces propelling the political rise of Donald Trump. Rich serves on the Board of Trustees of the Authors Guild, the national union of writers that has been protecting authors’ economic well-being and free speech since 1912. Twitter: @IAmRichBenjamin.
Joseph Rodríguez, a photojournalist, is a professor at New York University and the International Center of Photography.
Carlos Javier Ortiz
Photographer | Filmmaker
Lynn Stuart Parramore
Darryl Lorenzo Wellington
Editor | Podcast Host
Queen Arsem-O'Malley is a fact-checker and law student based in Boston, MA. She is interested in working toward economic justice and building people power through organizing and writing.
Tayt Harlin is a New York-based pharmaceutical copywriter and a doctoral candidate in English at the Graduate Center (CUNY). His writing has appeared in Bookforum, The New Yorker, and The Village Voice.
For three decades, Hollie Ainbinder has helped develop and nurture progressive policy and media organizations, including the Institute for Policy Studies, the Institute for Public Accuracy and Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting.