THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Shazna Nessa is the Chief Visuals Editor at The Wall Street Journal, and has over 20 years of experience working at the intersection of technology, design, and journalism. Today she leads several teams of visual journalists, designers, engineers, and product experts who are dedicated to experiments with storytelling formats, data-driven journalism and visualizations, story design, and tools that scale innovative experiences across The Wall Street Journal's platforms and beyond. Prior roles include director of journalism at The Knight Foundation, head of innovation and products at the Associated Press, executive producer at Conde Nast Portfolio, and a startup technology manager during the nascent internet years at the start of her career. She is a board officer for the Online News Association, as well as a board advisor for the Tow Center for digital journalism at Columbia University, and the Journalism + Design program at the New School. She graduated from the Sorbonne in Paris, and was a 2014 Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University.
LADY MARGARET HALL, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Alan Rusbridger is a prime mover in the fast-changing digital revolution from both the news
and news management perspectives. As Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian form two decades, he oversaw seminal investigative reporting into the era’s most important government and private sector
surveillance leaks and hacks as well as facilitated the newspaper’s dramatic growth from a modest U.K. daily to the key international player in online media with offices now in the US and
Australia. Beyond the computer screen, Rusbridger followed his personal passions to make meaningful contributions to the cause of environmental activism, and modeled for broad audiences the value
and benefits of making time for creative expression.
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, TOW-KNIGHT CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNALISM, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
Jeremy Caplan is Director of Education for the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial
Journalism at the City University of New York's Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. Over the past eight years he has worked with more than 120 innovators from 35 countries on media startup
ventures ranging from investigative news sites to podcast platforms. Before graduating from Princeton Caplan served as concertmaster of the International Symphony Orchestra in Jerusalem. He then
worked for The Paris Review, Yahoo! Internet Life, and Newsweek. After moving to Time Magazine, he wrote about Google, Apple and Yahoo. In addition to tech and business, Caplan covered cultural
trends, ranging from carrot-mobs and cereal cafes to mini-lit and life-hacking. He was a Ford Fellow in Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Poynter Institute, a Wiegers Fellow at Columbia Business
School, where he completed his MBA, and a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School, where he earned an M.S. in Journalism. He lives in New York City with his wife and two