Neil Barsky, The Marshall Project Tommy Craggs, Gawker Media Mark Schoofs, BuzzFeed John Temple, First Look Media
Neil Barsky is the chairman and founder of the Marshall Project, a non-profit journalism enterprise that covers the American system of criminal justice with the goal of sparking a national conversation about reform. He has enjoyed a varied career in the fields of journalism, finance and film. He has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, working for the New York Daily News and the Wall Street Journal.
Tommy Craggs is the executive editor of Gawker Media, in charge of all of its editorial operations. He was previously editor-in-chief of Deadspin, which is owned by Gawker. Craggs’ work has also appeared in Play: The New York Times Sports Magazine, Slate, New York Magazine, Boston Magazine, SF Weekly, the Best American Sports Writing 2004 and 2008, and other places.
Mark Schoofs is BuzzFeed’s Investigations & Projects Editor. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist joined the company in January 2014 and leads an investigative reporting team of seven. Prior to joining BuzzFeed, Schoofs was a senior editor at ProPublica, the non-profit, non-partisan investigative reporting powerhouse. He worked for more than 11 years at The Wall Street Journal as a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter.
Hari Sreenivasan joined the PBS NewsHour in 2009. He is the anchor of PBS Newshour Weekend and a senior correspondent for the nightly program. In addition, Sreenivasan also serves as the Director of Digital Partnerships helping guide the digital strategy of Newshour’s online endeavors. Prior to joining the Newshour, he was at CBS News, reporting regularly on the CBS Evening News, The Early Show and CBS Sunday Morning.
John Temple is President of Audience and Products for First Look Media, where he is responsible for developing the best ways to serve audiences and carry out the company’s editorial vision. Temple joined First Look Media after a year as senior fellow with the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships program at Stanford University, where he investigated how technology can better help people engage and connect with the news.