Kayla Webley is a graduate student in new media at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She was a 2008 Carnegie-Knight Journalism Fellow and has interned at The Portland Oregonian, The Seattle Times, The Scripps Howard News Wire, National Public Radio. Currently, Kayla is the editor in chief of The Windy Citizen and a freelance reporter for Vocalo Radio. Her work has also been published by Chicago Public Radio, The Huffington Post, The Rocky Mountain News, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Arizona Daily Star, The Ventura County Star, and HGTV Ideas Magazine.
Stuart Tiffen reported on business and indie rock music at Medill for the past nine months. Until December 2007 Stuart was an officer in the United States Air Force. He spent five years flying AC-130H gunships as an electronic warfare officer in Afghanistan and points beyond.
Born in Cambridge and raised just outside of Boston, Joshua has spent most of his life living in Massachusetts. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Joshua worked for NBC Universal in Boston, running the Web site for the local news outlet. This stint, coupled with another position managing VIP accounts for a telecommunications company, led Joshua to the Medill School at Northwestern University. Now looking forward to graduation in December, Joshua is interested in Web-based product development and digital content production, and would like to eventually transition into media management and the business side of the industry.
Angela Nitzke is studying for a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism and was a 2008 Carnegie-Knight Journalism Fellow. After graduating with a degree in biology from Denison University, Angela worked as a research technician in neurobiology and psychiatry laboratories at both Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.
Ryan Mark is attending Medill on a scholarship provided by a Knight Foundation News Challenge Grant. While at Medill he has reported on Science and Technology. Prior to starting graduate studies, he was lead developer and technology director at an award winning consumer telecommunications services company, ZapTel.com. Ryan blogs occasionally at http://ryan-mark.com.
Brian Boyer was inspired to pursue a career in journalism by a Knight News Challenge grant. After studying computer science at University of Illinois, he spent eight years designing and developing software and managing software development teams in Chicago. He writes about the intersection of technology and journalism at http://sixthw.com.