Kevin Delaney is editor in chief and president of Quartz. He was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for a decade, with that time split between hardship postings in Paris and San Francisco. While covering Internet companies such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook for the Journal, he became convinced that newspapers could do much more to ensure that good journalism thrives in the digital age. He returned to New York and became managing editor of WSJ.com, where he led efforts that helped greatly expand the Journal’s online readership and championed innovative journalism projects that went on to win prizes. Early in his career, Kevin was a reporter for SmartMoney Magazine and a TV producer in Montreal. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Jay Lauf is Quartz’s Publisher. He studied English, European History and Law in both the US and at Durham University in the U.K. with an eye toward beginning a full-time professional career in journalism. After a year covering the Anti-Defamation League, Israeli politics and culture for The Jewish Monthly in Washington, D.C., he moved to the other side of the masthead launching a 24-year career in publishing. Involved in start-ups, web launches and the expansion of events and conventions across his years in trade magazines, he also helped launch the U.S. edition of T3 (Tomorrow’s Technology Today). He then moved to WIRED magazine in 2001 serving there seven years, the last two as Publisher. He joined The Atlantic as VP/Publisher in April 2008, and since coming onboard, he and his team have increased digital ad revenue 438%. Jay’s “obsession” is figuring out how to make high quality, high integrity journalism commercially viable for the long term.