Peter Bale is the incoming chief executive officer of The Center for Public Integrity, based in Washington. Bale is joining the center in February from CNN, where he headed digital operations outside the United States. A former Reuters correspondent and editor he was a founder of FTMarketWatch and was online editorial director of The Times and The Sunday Times. He spent four years at Microsoft running MSN editorial in the UK and then as global editorial director.
Lee Glendinning was appointed editor of Guardian US in June 2015. She has built a career in journalism spanning over 15 years and three continents, holding senior roles in the UK, US and her native Australia, where she was a lead member of the team that launched Guardian Australia in 2013. She joined Guardian US in 2014 as deputy editor and head of news, overseeing major investigative stories such the revelations about widespread abuse at a secret police detention facility in Chicago and “The Counted,” a year-long interactive project documenting police brutality across America. She began her career on the Sydney Morning Herald, before joining the Guardian as a reporter in 2006.
Jodie Hopperton is the COO of Emblematic Group, pioneering producers of virtual reality news and documentary content. Hopperton began her media career in the UK with publisher Trinity Mirror in 2003, where she managed interactive and mobile strategy. After working for the World Association of Newspapers in both editorial and business roles, she joined The New York Times News Service & Syndicate in 2008, being named regional director, EMEA in January 2011. Since leaving The Times, Jodie has worked with non-profit organizations and early-stage start-ups to help them raise funds, generate revenue, and improve efficiency.
Alexis Madrigal is the editor-in-chief at Fusion. He was a senior editor at The Atlantic and a staff writer at Wired. He’s the author of “Powering the Dream” and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley.
Jason Mojica is Editor in Chief of Vice News. He has been contributing to Vice since 2007. Before joining the company full time in 2011, he worked for Al Jazeera English as a producer on the network’s weekly media analysis program,The Listening Post, and as a field producer for Josh Rushing’s series, On War.
Betsy Reed is editor-in-chief of The Intercept. Previously, she was executive editor of The Nation, where she led the magazine’s award-winning investigative coverage. She has edited several bestselling books, including Jeremy Scahill’s Blackwater and Dirty Wars. Reed co-edited the New York Times bestseller “Going Rouge: Sarah Palin–An American Nightmare” with Richard Kim. She is also the editor of the essay collections “Unnatural Disaster: The Nation on Hurricane Katrina,” published on the storm’s one-year anniversary; and “Nothing Sacred: Women Respond to Religious Fundamentalism and Terror” published in 2003.
Michael Shagoury is the editorial lead of AJ+, where he manages a group of media professionals that are leading the way in digital storytelling for news and current affairs. He has over ten years experience in the news and media industry. In addition to having worked with some of the leading international broadcasters including Al Jazeera, CNN, and the BBC, Michael also maintains a background in media training and consulting with firms including ITN Consulting, Pinnacle PR and World Media Academy.