Roger Black has been chief art director or design consultant for publications of all kinds, all over the world. Among them: The New York Times, Newsweek, Esquire, Reader’s Digest, The Los Angeles Times, MSNBC.com, Bloomberg.com, The Washington Post, Semana (Colombia),
Panorama (Italy), The Straits Times (Singapore), Kompas (Indonesia), Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland), Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden), Scientific American
In March 2014 his design for the Asia Tatler magazines was launched. Currently, Roger is consulting on th redesign of a chain of newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area. A founder of Font Bureau, he’s helping with that digital type foundry’s efforts in new markets.
Black received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for News Design in 2013. He was recognized by the University of Chicago alumni association in 1996 with a Professional Achievement award.
Megan H. Chan is director of digital operations at The Washington Post. Previously, she was director of digital products at POLITICO and the online Washington editor at USA TODAY. She has also worked for The Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels, Newsday and the Star-Tribune. Megan graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in print journalism and a minor in East Asian Studies. She also holds master’s degrees from the Columbia University School of Journalism, with a specialty in arts and culture.
Dr. Mario Garcia is CEO/Founder of Garcia Media. He is also the Senior Adviser for News Design/Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. Mario has been a consultant to over 700 media companies in 121 countries. He founded Poynter's Visual Journalism program and serves in the Institute's Foundation board.
Susan Mango Curtis
Susan Mango Curtis is an educator, designer and consultant. Before coming to Medill, she worked as an assistant managing editor for the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal, where in 1991 she spearheaded a complete redesign. Three years later, she was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize gold medal for a series titled "The Question of Color." In 1996 she received the Garth C. Reeve chair in journalism and took a sabbatical to teach visual journalism at Florida A&M University.
Prior to joining the Beacon Journal staff, Curtis was a page designer at the Journal newspapers in suburban Washington, D.C., where she designed TMC publications. She also has worked as a staff artist for the Washington Post Sunday magazine and as art director for the National Rifle Association, where she designed American Marksman magazine and the newspaper, Reports from Washington, in addition to various promotional materials. Curtis operates a design consulting business that caters to publications and organizations both in the United States and abroad, and frequently lectures on newspaper design for various universities and newspaper societies. She is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists Visual Task Force and a past president for the Society for News Design.
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.
Chrys Wu, a journalist, strategist, coder and consigliere, works with businesses to deepen connection to people through community systems architecture, digital strategy, user-centric design and code. She speaks frequently on data journalism, online engagement and coding.
She is currently Developer Advocate for The New York Times, where she leads internal and public-facing projects that advance and highlight the technology made by New York Times Developers.
She has worked on award-winning, traffic-driving projects for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Gates Foundation, The Knight Foundation, and NPR and its affiliates, among others. Her work in community systems architecture crosses online, mobile and real-world boundaries and helps people with common interests stay connected. Her blog, Ricochet, is where ideas for online news bounce around.
Chrys has been an invited speaker at The White House, has been called a “trusted consigliere” in New York tech, and is a trustee emeritus of the Awesome Foundation NYC, which grants $1,000 monthly to something awesome in New York City.