Kate Baucherel BA(Hons) FCMA is a digital strategist specialising in emerging tech, particularly blockchain and distributed ledger technology. She is COO of City Web Consultants, working on the application of blockchain, AR/VR and machine learning, for blue chip clients in the UK and overseas. Kate’s first job was with an IBM business partner in Denver, back when the AS/400 was a really cool piece of hardware, and the World Wide Web didn’t exist. She has held senior technical and financial roles in businesses across multiple sectors and is a published author of non-fiction and sci-fi. Find out more at katebaucherel.com
Nora Dunne is a Chicago-based writer and editor. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University in 2010.
Jabari Evans is a Ph.D. student in the Media, Technology, and Society program at Northwestern University's Department of Communication Studies. Jabari is also a research team member at Northwestern's Center on Media and Human Development. Jabari‘s research interests revolve around the cultural production of hip-hop, African American youth as a media market, and exploring the role media plays in the socialization, self-efficacy and self-image of youth in urban environments. Jabari has founded his nonprofit organization, The Brainiac Project Inc., to leverage a commercial recording studio as a safe haven and means for violence prevention in Chicago’s South Side communities.
Jill Geisler is the inaugural Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity, a position designed to connect Loyola’s School of Communication with the needs and interests of contemporary and aspiring media professionals worldwide. Geisler is known internationally as a teacher and coach of leaders in media and beyond. She is also a CDEP Advisory Board member. @JillGeisler
Paulina Haselhorst was a writer and editor for AnswersMedia and the director of content for Scholarships.com. She received her MA in history from Loyola University Chicago and a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. You can contact Paulina at PaulinaHaselhorst@gmail.com.
Bryson Hull is a Chicago-based communications consultant, writer, and editor who serves a diverse client base. He spent a decade overseas with Reuters News and Bloomberg, working in nearly 20 countries across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. He has covered financial markets spanning foreign exchange to oil and gas, and conflicts from Somalia to Afghanistan.
Karis Hustad is a Denmark-based freelance journalist covering technology, business, gender, politics and Northern Europe. She previously reported for The Christian Science Monitor and Chicago Inno. Follow her on Twitter @karishustad and see more of her work at karishustad.com.
Owen King is the NEWEL Postdoctoral Researcher in Ethics, Well-Being, and Data Science in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente. His research is primarily focused on well-being, from both theoretical and practical perspectives. He also investigates ethical issues raised by new computing and data technologies.
Molly Kozlowski was born and raised in Sonoma County, California. She is currently in her third-year as a communications and political science student at Loyola University Chicago. In addition to her studies, she acts as the Communications Director for Indivisible Loyola and enjoys competing on LUC’s club cross-country team.
Mary T. McCarthy is Senior Editor at Splice Today and the creator of Pajamas and Coffee. She has been a professional writer for over 20 years for newspapers, magazines, and the Internet. She teaches classes at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland and guest-lectures at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She is the author of The Scarlet Letter Society series.
Sonja Lind is a Ph.D. Education student at the University of California, Irvine. She is currently studying international students and "Third Culture Kids" on Facebook. Her research interests include English language learners, social media, identity, culture, and transnationalism.
Randy Minkoff has had several successful careers, first as a news and sports writer and broadcaster, and now as partner in The Speaking Specialists in Chicago. Minkoff conducts sessions in contemporary media and social media training, issue management, and persuasive communication for individuals and groups at the highest levels around the world. Minkoff also serves on the faculty at Loyola University Chicago as an adjunct professor in the School of Communication, where he teaches editing, ethics and sports broadcast journalism.
Holly Richmond is a Portland-based writer. You can learn more about Holly through her website.
Elena Rodina is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Media, Technology, and Society at Northwestern University (Evanston, Il) and a Critical Theory Program fellow at Sciences Po (Paris). Before that, she worked as a print journalist in Russia for over eight years, including being a full-time special correspondent for Esquire (Russia) and Ogoniok. She is currently doing research on journalistic resistance practices in Russia, focusing on the region of the North Caucasus.
David Stockdale is a freelance writer from the Chicagoland area. His political columns and book reviews have been featured in AND Magazine. His fictional work has appeared in Electric Rather, The Commonline Journal, Midwest Literary Magazine and Go Read Your Lunch. Two of his essays are featured in A Practical Guide to Digital Journalism Ethics. David can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or via his website.
Bastiaan Vanacker's work focuses on media ethics and law and international communication. He has been published in the Journal of Mass Media Ethics. He is the author of Global Medium, Local Laws: Regulating Cross-border Cyberhate and the editor of Ethics for a Digital Age.
Benjamin van Loon is a writer, researcher, and communications professional living in Chicago, IL. He holds a master’s degree in communications and media from Northeastern Illinois University and bachelors degrees in English and philosophy from North Park University. Follow him on Twitter @benvanloon and view more of his work at benvanloon.com.
Nikki Williams is a bestselling author based in Houston, Texas. She writes about fact and fiction and the realms between, and her nonfiction work appears in both online and print publications around the world. Follow her on Twitter @williamsbnikki or at nbwilliamsbooks.com.
Terri Williams writes for a variety of clients including USA Today, Yahoo, U.S. News & World Report, The Houston Chronicle, Investopedia, and Robert Half. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Follow her on Twitter @Territoryone.
Ailis Yeager worked directly with the Center for Digital Ethics & Policy. She completed her bachelor's degree at Loyola University in 2020, majoring in integrated advertising, public relations, and history.
Rhema Zlaten is a Ph.D. student in the Journalism & Media Communication department at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her academic work focuses on how theories and findings from neuroethics, moral psychology, and sociology are shifting media ethics as well as our understandings of virtual spaces. Her professional experience includes reporting, layout design, photography, and freelance writing.