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The 13 News21 Fellows, who courageously trusted audience-focused journalism and applied their good sense, impressive reporting/writing/multimedia talents, energy, humor and empathy to create shift: Josannah Birman, Ford Clark, Tara Haelle, Bill Healy, Lizz Kannenberg, Melina Kolb, Kristen Minogue, Jane Park, Leslie Patton, Hamsa Ramesha, Megha Shah, Kate Shellnutt, Kiran Sood.
The Carnegie Reporter asked, “Are next-gen journalists the profession’s future?”
Yes. These are.
Eric Ferkenhoff, News21’s managing editor. A stellar editor, reporter advocate, tech lead, and absolutely wonderful summer newsroom partner.
Rachel Davis Mersey, whose audience-insight insights and guidance formed the core of shift’s approach, and was my invaluable alter-ego and sounding board during months of planning.
Janice Castro, Medill’s News21 coordinator who gave me the opportunity to lead an important audience-focused journalism project, trusted the approach we developed and was a wise counselor throughout.
Kennedy Elliott, who designed and built this web site. As a work-study student, she was my trusted and talented right hand on several projects during her year in Medill’s graduate program. Kennedy is a 2010 News21 Fellow.
Brad Flora, Richard Alvarez and Kirsten Miller, whose expertise in web development, interactive graphics and social media are on display throughout shift, and Michelle Weinberger, whose help with search-engine optimization continued to pay off for months after the newsroom doors closed.
Medill colleagues who, in so many ways, contributed to the success of shift and to the development of this site: Beth Bennett, Abigail Foerstner, Tom Giglio, Jeremy Gilbert, Anne Johnsos, John Lavine, Steve Liss, Jonathan Love, Meredith Mazzotta, Mary Nesbitt, Jeff Prah and Rachel Venegas.
Jody Brannon and Kristi Kappes of News21’s national office for their support and patience and much more, and my counterparts at the other incubators for their insights and making Medill proud to be part of their coordinated effort.