Fernando Diaz, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Jennifer Gollan, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Jenna Welch, StoryWorks
Fernando Diaz is a senior editor for Reveal at the Center for Investigative Reporting, overseeing coverage of labor and privacy and surveillance. He has spent most of his career in Chicago, working at newspapers, magazines and websites, including as managing editor of Hoy, a Spanish-language daily newspaper. He has served on the boards of several nonprofits, including the Chicago Headline Club and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and The Society for News Design.
Jennifer Gollan is a reporter for Reveal, covering worker safety, mistreatment and corporate malfeasance. Her work has appeared in various media outlets, including The New York Times, Guardian US, Politico Magazine and the PBS NewsHour. Gollan’s 2015 investigation, “In North Dakota’s oil boom, there will be blood,” which revealed how major oil companies avoid accountability for workers’ deaths, prompted the federal government to step up enforcement and scrutinize speed bonuses in the Bakken oil fields. She has won many awards for her coverage of corruption, fraud and waste in state and federal government. She was recently named Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California Chapter. In addition, she and Reveal reporter Matt Smith won a first place award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for exposing the financial mistreatment of Indian technology workers recruited to the U.S. She is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.
Since July 2010 Joshua Johnson (Twitter @jejohnson322) has been the Morning Newscaster on KQED Public Radio. He also guest-hosts KQED's public affairs program Forum and contributes to the television program KQED Newsroom.
Jenna Welch is director and co-creator of StoryWorks, a groundbreaking project launched in 2013 that transforms journalism into theater, from The Center for Investigative Reporting. Welch is a member of Tides Theatre, the executive producer of the Des Voix Festival and a founding member of the Howells Transmitter Arts Collaborative. She focuses on new play development and theater for impact, social conversation and change. Her directing credits include: “The Distant Future Symposium,” “Justice In the Embers,” “North by Inferno,” “Alicia’s Miracle” and “This Is Home.” Her most recent stage credits include: Margaret in “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” (winner 2014 BATCC best actress award) and Stella in “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
Fernando Diaz (The Center for Investigative Reporting) and Jenna Welch (Storyworks) explain to Joshua Johnson (KQED) how a victim of the Bakken oil fields disaster gave the actor portraying him in North by Inferno his actual gloves to wear on stage which held high sentimental value.