Speaker Bios

Chris Arnold is a Boston-based NPR correspondent who covers the economy and the housing market. He joined NPR in 1996 and has reported on subjects ranging from Katrina recovery in New Orleans to immigrant workers in the fishing industry to new table saws that prevent injuries. In 2001, following the Sept. 11 attacks, Arnold contributed to the NPR coverage in New York that won Overseas Press Club and George Foster Peabody Awards. He also earned a 2011 Edward R. Murrow Award for his series “The Foreclosure Nightmare” and the Newspaper Guild’s 2009 Heywood Broun Award for broadcast journalism. He was the 2013 Donald W. Reynolds Nieman Fellow in Business Journalism. @Chris_ArnoldNPR

Susie Banikarim is a network television and video producer who worked at ABC News as a member of the senior editorial team for “World News” and “This Week” and as a producer for Diane Sawyer, Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. She also served as deputy director of editorial operations and executive producer of video at Newsweek & The Daily Beast, where she launched Daily Beast TV and helped oversee the Women in the World Summit. Before her Nieman Fellowship, Banikarim was editorial producer for the talk show “Katie.” She has received an Edward R. Murrow Award and six Emmy nominations for her work. At Harvard as a 2014 Nieman Fellow, Banikarim is studying visual storytelling, specifically focusing on online video and economically viable models for online-only broadcast enterprises. @banikarim

Kim Barker has been a reporter at ProPublica since 2010, writing stories on campaign finance and the aftermath of the BP oil spill that have run in outlets such as The Washington Post, The Atlantic and Salon. She's specialized in "dark money," or social welfare nonprofits that do not report their donors for election ads. In late 2009 and early 2010, Barker was the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, where she studied, wrote and lectured on Pakistan and Afghanistan and U.S. policy. She was the South Asia bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune from 2004 to 2009 and was based in New Delhi and Islamabad. At the Tribune, Barker covered major stories such as the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and rising militancy in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. Her book about those years, "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan," was published in March 2011. @Kim_Barker

Martha Bebinger covers health care and other general assignments for public radio station WBUR in Boston. She also created and frequently contributes to HealthCareSavvy, WBUR’s community of patients starting to shop for health care. Bebinger previously worked as a producer at WRNI and before moving to radio, edited documentary and independent films. She has won the National Headliners Award, the National Education Writers Association prize and numerous awards from The Associated Press, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the Radio-Television News Directors Association. She has a bachelor's degree from Brown University and was a Nieman Fellow in the class of 2010. @mbebinger

Tammerlin Drummond is a metro columnist for the Oakland Tribune/Bay Area News Group and a 2014 Nieman Fellow. She was Miami bureau chief at Time, where she covered Cuba, the U.S. military occupation of Haiti and the Oklahoma City bombing. She also has worked as a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and was on the team that won a Pulitzer for reporting the LA riots. She won a Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for a series on Oakland’s child prostitution epidemic and was a finalist for the California Newspaper Publishers Association's Public Service Award for her series on elder financial abuse. At Harvard, Drummond is studying urban gun violence as a public health emergency, prevention strategies and practices and ways that digital platforms can be used to disseminate information in urban communities plagued by gun homicides and other violent crimes. @tammerlin

Darcy Frey is a writer who teaches narrative nonfiction as the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on English at Harvard University. He is author of the book "The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams," about inner-city basketball players hoping for athletic scholarships to college, and is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. He also has contributed to Harper’s and Rolling Stone. Frey won a National Magazine Award for feature writing and was anthologized in "The Best American Essays" (1994). His New York Times Magazine piece about air traffic controllers inspired the movie “Pushing Tin.” Editors of "The Best American Science Writing" anthologized Frey’s 2002 story “George Divorky’s Planet,” about a scientist studying global warming in the Alaskan Arctic. He was a 2011 Nieman Fellow and his areas of interest include narrative journalism; essay; memoir; travel writing; and literary science writing.

Leslie Hook is a Beijing correspondent for the Financial Times, covering energy, the environment, commodities and general news in China. She has written stories on topics ranging from Mongolian herders in the Gobi Desert to rare earth mines in Southern China to solar-powered villages in Xinjiang. Hook previously worked for The Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, where she wrote editorials and op-eds on political and human rights issues in Asia. She also worked at the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong, writing cover stories about China and editing essays for the magazine. As a 2014 Nieman Fellow, she is studying the intersection of social media and environmental protests in China, with a particular focus on the growing impact of social media on political decisions and policymaking. @lesliehook

Jeff Howe is an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University. He recently developed a media innovation track in the graduate journalism program that will teach skills such as coding, information visualization, videography, database management and game design. Howe is a contributing editor at Wired magazine, where he has covered the media and entertainment industry. He previously was a senior editor at Inside.com and a writer at The Village Voice. In 2008, he published the book, “Crowdsourcing: How the Power of Crowds is Driving the Future of Business,” and writes the blog Crowdsourcing.com. He has traveled around the world working on stories ranging from an impending water crisis in Central Asia to the implications of gene patenting. Howe also has written for U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post and Mother Jones. He was a 2010 Nieman Fellow at Harvard and his areas of expertise include citizen journalism, crowdsourcing, multimedia journalism and social movements. @crowdsourcing

Flavia Krause-Jackson is a diplomatic correspondent for Bloomberg News, where she covers foreign affairs from the United Nations and the State Department. During her 14-year career, she has been posted in London, Rome, Washington, D.C., and New York. She has reported from more than 40 countries at G-20 and G-8 summits and in conflict zones. An economist and banker by training, her assignments have included the European debt crisis, the Arab uprisings, a papal death and resignation, and the emergence of both South Sudan and Myanmar. Born in Italy, she is fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish. Krause-Jackson is a 2014 Nieman Fellow and is studying the political and economic challenges and opportunities in Southeast Asia, using the democratization of Myanmar to investigate the influence of foreign investors, multiethnic representation and exogenous actors such as China on the region’s development. @flaviajackson

Ann Marie Lipinski is curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. She previously served as senior lecturer and vice president for civic engagement at the University of Chicago. Prior to that, she was the editor of the Chicago Tribune, a post she held for nearly eight years following assignments as managing editor, metropolitan editor and investigations editor. As a reporter at the Tribune, Lipinski was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism for stories she did with two other reporters on corruption in the Chicago City Council. While editor of the paper, she oversaw work that won the Tribune Pulitzers in several categories including international reporting, feature writing, editorial writing, investigative reporting and explanatory journalism. Lipinski was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board from 2003-2012, the last year as co-chair. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in the class of 1990. @AMLwhere

Alison MacAdam is senior editor of NPR’s “All Things Considered.” She has edited and, before that, produced the program through two wars, a financial crisis and three presidential elections. As a producer, she traveled with NPR hosts and reporters to locations including Ghana and post-Katrina Louisiana. Before arriving at NPR, MacAdam worked for WBUR in Boston, first with the station’s news desk and then as associate producer of the nationally syndicated talk show “The Connection.” She grew up in Kentucky, worked at a bookstore in Ireland, learned Spanish in Guatemala and now lives in Washington, D.C. MacAdam is the 2014 Arts and Culture Nieman Fellow and is studying how the arts intersect with business, law and technological innovation, and how cultural institutions are redesigning themselves for the future. @ajmacadam

Maggie Mulvihill is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years' experience in both print and broadcast reporting in New England specializing in investigative journalism. She was a co-founder of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and is now a Faculty Fellow at BU’s Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering. A former media lawyer, Mulvihill serves on the Steering Committee of the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press in Washington D.C. She was a 2005 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, focusing on government secrecy and its implications for news organizations. Mulvihill is active in freedom of information and open government issues and serves on the board of directors of the New England First Amendment Coalition. She has taught journalism at the Harvard University Summer School and Emerson College and currently is a clinical professor of journalism at Boston University, developing data journalism curriculum. @maggiemulvihill

Laura-Julie Perreault is a staff reporter who covers international affairs for Montreal’s La Presse. She has worked in over 35 countries, covering subjects ranging from the Chechen war and the Tunisian revolution to the famine in Somalia. For her international coverage, Perreault has received a Canadian National Newspaper Award as well as an Amnesty International Award. At home in her native French Canada, she has focused on immigration issues and the impact of anti-terror laws on immigrant communities. Before joining La Presse, Perreault worked at Quebec City’s Le Soleil, for the Moscow bureau of CNN and for the London-based Gemini News Service. Perreault is the 2014 Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellow, named for a fellow in the Nieman class of 1962. She is studying issues facing women combatants as well as state building and democratization in post-dictatorial states. @laurajulie

Allissa Richardson is an award-winning journalist who teaches mobile media at Bowie State University in Maryland. She has taught her unique brand of mobile journalism to youth in the United States, Europe and Africa and her students learn to report news using only smartphones, tablets and MP3 players. She calls her high-tech reporters “mobile journalists,” or “MOJOs.” Richardson is currently a 2014 Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard, coding an online video tutorial platform that will teach people around the world how to become MOJOs. She was a 2013 Apple Distinguished Educator and the 2012 Journalism Educator of the Year for the National Association of Black Journalists. Richardson previously taught at Morgan State University in Baltimore and is the founder of MOJO MediaWorks, a firm that designs mobile journalism workshops. She earned the Weinstein-Luby Outstanding Young Journalist Award in 2002 and the Freedom Forum’s Chips Quinn Scholars award that same year. @ProfAlliRich

Tim Rogers is the editor of The Nicaragua Dispatch and a contributing correspondent for Time, The Miami Herald, The Christian Science Monitor, the BBC, GlobalPost and other publications. He has lived in and reported on Central America for 13 years, filing stories on topics ranging from political corruption and renewable energy, to border disputes, drug violence and baseball. Rogers started both a traditional print newspaper and an online news publication from Nicaragua. He has a special interest in reinventing the role of the community newspaper in the digital world, with a focus on innovation, citizen-building and cross-cultural participation. A 2014 Nieman Fellow, Rogers is studying the evolving role that online media can play in non-democratic societies, focusing on how content sharing, free expression and interconnectivity contribute to democratization efforts. @thenicatim

Jason Tuohey is the editor of BostonGlobe.com. In 2011, he led the launch of the site, one of the first responsive design news websites and the home of The Boston Globe online. He built his first website in 1998 and since then, has spent the bulk of his professional career online. At the Globe, he has held a variety of editorial positions and covered stories that range from what he describes as “historic to heart-wrenching to just plain odd.” On his own website, he writes that he loves news and harnessing the power of the Internet to keep people informed. He is comfortable performing a variety of jobs in the newsroom, whether taking notes at a news conference or debugging a Web page on deadline. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Tuohey previously worked as a technical writer for Cisco Systems. @jtuohey21

Jeff Young is the communications officer for the Pew Environment Group, which is dedicated to campaigns aimed at ending overfishing in New England. He previously was host and senior correspondent for PRI’s “Living on Earth,” a weekly public radio program focusing on the environment. His coverage focused on energy choices and climate change. Young also reported on environmental policy and politics for six years on Capitol Hill as the Washington correspondent for “Living on Earth.” Before that, he covered the coal, chemical and timber industries in his home state, West Virginia. He was the 2012 Donald W. Reynolds Nieman Fellow in Business Journalism at Harvard. @JeffYoung8

Jeffrey R. Young is an editor and writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has covered the intersection of technology and education for more than 15 years. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and New Scientist, and one of his pieces was selected for “The Best of Technology Writing 2007.” Young teaches multimedia journalism at the University of Maryland at College Park and is a 2014 Nieman-Berkman Fellow in Journalism Innovation. Young is studying massive open online courses, or MOOCs, and how they will change higher education and the very nature of pedagogy. He is author of the e-book, "Beyond the MOOC Hype: A Guide to Higher Education's High-Tech Disruption." @jryoung