Talia Adderley will be graduating with her master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School in May 2022. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Spelman College in 2021. Talia is interested in print and audio mediums, and using her skills to tell stories about marginalized communities. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sofia Ahmed is a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School. She received her bachelor’s degree from Scripps College in politics and media studies. Sofia covers race and equity in print and audio. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Sunni Bean is a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School. She previously received a bachelors degree at the University of Toronto, and reported on rare disease news, creating visual, audio, and print content. She likes to draw, bike, and have a good chat. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Devon DiComo is a Master of Science candidate at the Columbia Journalism School (‘22). She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Maryland (‘20). Before coming to Columbia, Devon spent the year teaching and working for a music non-profit based in Washington, D.C. In her free time, Devon likes to sing, play guitar, and see musicals and plays in NYC. You can contact her at email@example.com.
Anastasia Dextrene S. Johnson is a Master of Science candidate at the Columbia Journalism School. She holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, a Master of Fine Arts from NYU Tisch and a Professional Certificate from the AMDA College & Conservatory of Performing Arts. Prior to Columbia University, Anastasia pursued a successful acting and singing career. She now covers the arts and entertainment business, while reporting through audio, video and print. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edie Olmsted is a master’s student at the Columbia Journalism School. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in 2020. She mostly reports on comedy, advocacy, and art. She is passionate about storytelling, editing, and audio production. You can contact her at email@example.com.
Teja Pallikonda is a master’s of science candidate at Columbia Journalism School. As a college graduate from the Class of COVID-19, Teja’s foray into journalism started when she co-founded her own independent podcast, Three (Un)wise Women. As co-host, executive producer, and editor of the show – she fell in love with the process of reporting and audio storytelling. In her time at Columbia, she’s covered a range of beats from New York city politics, to pop culture, to food, to societal issues pertaining to the South Asian-American community. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anna Phillips is a master’s student at Columbia Journalism School. Before coming to Columbia, Anna worked as a fact checker at CBS This Morning and at The Meteor, a media production company focused on gender equity. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2019 with a major in media studies. You can contact her at email@example.com.
Emily Russell is a Master of Science candidate and duPont-Columbia fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (‘22). Prior to CJS, Emily helped produce short-form videos and long-form podcasts with a media company in Washington, D.C. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from American University (‘18). In addition to writing and producing, Emily loves snacking and procrastinating. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org and check her full portfolio here.
Josh Aaron Siegel is a master’s student at Columbia Journalism School and a writer at NBC10 Boston. Before coming to Columbia, he worked as a news assistant at NY1, driving around New York City with a camera covering breaking news. You can contact him at email@example.com.
Adam is a student at Columbia Journalism School.
Eleana Tworek is a master’s degree candidate at the Columbia Journalism School and holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Tufts University. While at Columbia, Eleana discovered her passion for covering stories related to race and identity through audio. That’s why she aims to pursue a career in audio production. You can contact Eleana by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel Alarcón is Executive Producer of Radio Ambulante, and teaches at the Columbia Journalism School.
Leena Sanzgiri is a Senior Producer at NPR and teaches at the Columbia Journalism School.
Illustrations courtesy of Edie Olmsted.