THE GROUNDTRUTH PROJECT STAFF

Charles M. Sennott

Founder and Executive Director

@cmsennott

Gary Knight

Co-Founder, Board of Directors

Kevin Douglas Grant

Co-Founder, Executive Editor

@kevindgrant

Rachel Rohr

Managing Editor

@LionTalk

Beth Murphy

Director of GroundTruth Films

@BethMurphyDocs

Anne O'Brien

Assistant Director

@ccod4673

Marissa Miley

Editor, Global Health and Environment

@marissamiley

Lauren Bohn

Editor-at-Large

@laurenbohn

Nathan Tisdale

Multimedia Editor, Associate Director of GroundTruth Films

Qainat Khan

Digital Editor

@QNK11

Richard Sennott

Photo Editor

Joanne Heyman

Consultant

Denise LiGreci

Fellowships and Field Operations Manager

Edwin J. Torres

Editor-at-Large, GroundTruth Emerging Photographers

@edwinjtorres

FELLOWS

GroundTruth is dedicated to training the next generation of journalists. Since 2011, we have worked with more than 100 fellows around the world to foster country-to-country, people-to-people partnerships and learning.

 

Previous fellowships have included teams reporting on revolution, democracy, global health, climate change, woman and girls, human rights, and more. Learn more about GroundTruth’s fellowships, including fellowship opportunities, here.

 

The reporters we work with out in the world are all given our Field Guide, where we share our standards and practices and lessons learned in the field. Download the GroundTruth Field Guide.

 

Our Current Fellows

 

Michelle Mizner

Michelle Mizner is an award-winning producer at FRONTLINE PBS, where she specializes in digital video and other new storytelling forms.... Read More

Nicole Lewis

Nicole Lewis is a journalist based in New York City. She specializes in telling stories about everyday inequality by blending... Read More

Noah Caldwell

Noah Caldwell is a graduate of McGill University and CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism. Noah has reported from Turkey, Scotland,... Read More

Stephanie Daniel

Stephanie Daniel is a multimedia journalist who enjoys reporting stories about health inequities, social justice issues and vulnerable populations. Her... Read More

Michael O'Brien

Michael O’Brien is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He is a recent graduate from the CUNY Graduate... Read More

Katie Worth

Katie Worth is an investigative reporter at FRONTLINE PBS, where her work explores science, politics, and their myriad intersections. She... Read More

Cate Malek

Currently a master's student at the University of Texas in Austin, Cate spent five years in the Middle East collecting... Read More

Daniel Levitt

Daniel Levitt's first foray into filmmaking was a documentary short about a 91-year-old cowboy, which aired on Rocky Mountain PBS... Read More

Joaquin Cotler

Joaquin Cotler is a multimedia journalist from Maplewood, New Jersey. A former intern for WNYC’s Studio 360, he has spent... Read More

Amaury Sablon

Amaury Sablon is a multimedia journalist and currently a digital reporter for CNN en Español. His passion for journalism started... Read More

2016

Neha Thirani Bagri

Neha Thirani Bagri is an independent journalist whose work focuses on politics, development, gender, and human rights in South Asia.... Read More

Nichole Sobecki

Nichole Sobecki is a visual journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. From 2012-2015 Nichole worked for Agence France-Presse producing regular video... Read More

Muhammad Fadli

Muhammad Fadli is a Sumatran-born documentary photographer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Having worked briefly for a leading Indonesian news magazine,... Read More

Mohamed Abdelfattah

Mohammed Abdelfattah is a video journalist and documentary filmmaker. He has worked for include Deutsche Welle TV, Al Masry Al... Read More

Lucas Dantas

Lucas M. Dantas is a Brazilian-born professional documentary filmmaker, journalist, writer and activist. Before joining GroundTruth, Lucas wrote for newspapers... Read More

Melody Schreiber

Melody is a freelance journalist and a program manager at the International Reporting Project, based in Washington, D.C. Her articles,... Read More

Oscar Durand

Oscar Durand is an award-winning photojournalist and videographer based in Istanbul. His work, which focuses on visual story-telling, has been... Read More

Pooja Sivaraman

Pooja Sivaraman is a recent graduate from Tufts University where she majored in English and Economics. As an aspiring journalist,... Read More

Uwitonze Samuel Mussa

Uwitonze Mussa’s photographic journey started when he was still at primary school, when a photographer called David Jiranek coached him... Read More

Waqas Khan

Waqas A. Khan is an international reporter on education, politics, agriculture, security, terrorism and environment. He has received fellowships from... Read More

Tori Bedford

Tori Bedford works at WGBH News as an Associate Producer for Boston Public Radio. In addition to her producer duties,... Read More

Tania Karas

Tania is an independent journalist based in Athens, Greece, covering human rights and global migration. For the 2015-16 academic year,... Read More

Skye Moret

Skye Morét is an information designer who believes in the power of visualization and meaningful engagement in bridging the gap... Read More

Lauren Owens

Lauren Owens is a freelance photojournalist based in the Boston area. Her work documents social and behavioral adaptations to environmental... Read More

Laura Heaton

Laura Heaton is a writer and journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her work in East Africa over the past ten... Read More

Chris Bentley

Chris is a freelance writer, photographer, editor and producer based in Boston. He has a master’s degree in journalism from... Read More

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee is a freelance photographer with a focus on exploring how people respond and interact to their social, political... Read More

Charlotte Weiner

Charlotte Weiner is an Ethics, Politics and Economics major at Yale. She's also executive editor of Yale's weekly newspaper, The... Read More

Catherine Osborn

Catherine Osborn is a journalist based in Brazil. Osborn has contributed to Public Radio International, National Public Radio, Foreign Policy,... Read More

Beth Balaban

Beth Balaban is a documentary filmmaker based in Massachusetts. She is co-founder of The Non-Fiction Cartel, a short-form documentary film... Read More

Camilla Andersen

Camilla is a documentary photographer based in Alta, Norway. She graduated from Bilder Nordic School of Photography in Spring 2015.... Read More

Gadi Habumugisha

Gadi Habumugisha is a documentary photographer based in Kigali, Rwanda. Creating images of people going about their daily activities in... Read More

Hannah Reyes Morales

Hannah is a Filipina photojournalist whose work focuses on individuals mired in complex situations created by inequality, poverty, and impunity.... Read More

Karis Hustad

Karis Hustad is a reporter at Chicago Inno, covering tech, innovation, startups, higher ed and alternative education in Chicago. She... Read More

Karolina Chorvath

Karolina Chorvath is a Reporter/Web producer at The GroundTruth Project. She recently worked and studied in Spain as a correspondent.... Read More

Justine Calma

Justine Calma is a 2016 GroundTruth fellow, a member of the GroundTruth advisory board and a freelance journalist based in... Read More

Jean Bizimana

Jean Bizimana grew up in Imbabazi orphanage, where he developed his passion for photography starting around age 8. He was... Read More

Jahd Khalil

Jahd Khalil is a journalist based in Cairo, Egypt. He has reported on politics, culture, business, technology and design from... Read More

Aurora Almendral

Aurora is a writer and radio producer from New York, who has lived in Morocco, Spain and Syria, and is... Read More

2015

Jacob Kushner

Jacob Kushner is an investigative journalist with experience in East/Central Africa and the Caribbean. He reports on development economics and... Read More

Jenny Starrs

Jenny Starrs is a videographer currently working as a video editor at the Washington Post. She was a video reporter... Read More

Manon Verchot

Manon is a multimedia journalist focusing on international environment, health and sustainability based in New Delhi. She has a master’s... Read More

Dalia Mortada

Dalia Mortada is an independent multi-media journalist based out of Istanbul. She produces feature stories that at their core is... Read More

Coleen Jose

Coleen Jose is a Filipino-American journalist and documentary photographer. She is a Community Editor at Instagram and is the 2015... Read More

Anthony Langat

Anthony is a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya with an interest in reporting on human rights, security, governance and... Read More

Ben Brody

Ben Brody is a photojournalist and writer who has been working for The GroundTruth Project and GlobalPost in Afghanistan since... Read More

Caelainn Hogan

Caelainn Hogan is an Irish writer with an eye on marginalization and migration. She has reported across Europe, Africa and... Read More

Ankur Paliwal

Ankur Paliwal is an Indian science journalist, with a special interest in global health, climate change, and inequality. Currently, an... Read More

2014

Pracheta Sharma

Pracheta graduated with a Masters Degree in Journalism from Columbia University in 2009. Prior to graduate school, she worked in... Read More

Rachel Hoffman

Rachel Hoffman is a social justice paparazzo living in Chicago, Illinois. She's worked at a slew of organizations, focusing her... Read More

Monica Ibrahim

Monica Ibrahim is the communications manager at HarassMap, an Egyptian initiative aiming at ending social acceptability of sexual harassment. Monica... Read More

Mohannad Sabry

Mohannad Sabry is an Egyptian journalist and author based in Cairo. He has covered Egypt since the 2011 uprising and... Read More

Menan Khater

Menan Khater is a Politics/Investigative reporter at The Daily News Egypt. In the past she has worked as a correspondent... Read More

Ruth Michaelson

Ruth Michaelson reported from Berlin for two years, where she helped to head the Berlin section of the journal A... Read More

Saila Huusko

Saila Huusko is a roaming filmmaker/journalist on detour as a Rotary Peace Fellow. She was the co-director of the feature... Read More

Velma Saric

Velma Šarić is the Founder and Executive Director of the Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) and Founder of Balkan Diskurs. She... Read More

Yeganeh Salehi

Yeganeh Salehi, Jason Rezaian’s wife, was originally in jail with her husband in Iran, but she was later let go.... Read More

Tracy Jarrett

Tracy Jarrett is a Peabody award-winning multimedia producer & reporter for NBC News. She's also a member of GroundTruth's advisory... Read More

Tik Root

Tik Root is a freelance journalist. He has worked with The Washington Post, the NBC Olympics, The Pulitzer Center, etc.

Sara Jerving

Sara Jerving is a journalist, working for VICE on HBO. She is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of... Read More

Maryam Rahmanian

Maryam Rahmanian is currently working for United Press news agency. She moved to Iran in 2006 and began working for... Read More

Laura El-Tantawy

Laura El-Tantawy is an Egyptian photographer. In 2002, she started her career as a newspaper photographer with the Milwaukee Journal... Read More

Corinne Chin

Corinne Chin is currently a video editor at The Seattle Times. In the past, she has pursued freelance work in... Read More

Eleanor Stanford

Eleanor Stanford is a News Assistant at The New York Times. Her work has been featured in CNBC, The Huffington... Read More

Cindy Huang

Cindy Huang is a reporter at the Capital Gazette Communications. In the past she has worked for PBS NewsHour and... Read More

Chris Livesay

Christopher Livesay is an award-winning foreign correspondent based in Rome, Italy. His recent work focuses on Pope Francis, immigration, and... Read More

Chika Oduah

Chika Oduah is an independent multimedia journalist based in Nigeria. Chika’s reporting on Africa goes beyond the headlines to explore... Read More

Biz Herman

Biz Herman is a Boston-born researcher and journalist currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science with a focus on international... Read More

Elizabeth Stuart

Elizabeth Stuart is a multimedia journalist. She worked as an editor for Egypt's only independent English-language daily and wrote for... Read More

Juan Herrero

Juan Herrero was born (1984) in a small town along the eucalyptus-scented northwestern coast of Spain, but raised in Madrid,... Read More

Katia Savchuk

Katia Savchuk is a staff reporter at Forbes covering billionaires, philanthropy and money in politics. As a Kaiser Global Health... Read More

Indrani Basu

Indrani Basu is the current news editor for The Huffington Post India. In the past she has worked for GlobalPost,... Read More

Gayathri Vaidyanathan

Gayathri Vaidyanathan is a staff reporter with ClimateWire. She was given the 2014 Society of Professional Journalists Dateline Award for... Read More

Fabiano Tresbach

Fabiano Tresbach is an award-winning multimedia journalist based in Brazil available for assignments in English and Portuguese. He has experience... Read More

Ahmed Aboulenein

Ahmed Aboulenein is an Egyptian journalist based in Cairo where he works as a correspondent for Reuters covering breaking political,... Read More

2013

Neena Pathak

Neena Pathak is a producer for The Dinner Party Download at American Public Media. She is a graduate of the... Read More

Natalie Keyssar

Natalie Keyssar is a freelance photojournalist based in Brooklyn. She studied painting in college before pursuing photography, which allows her... Read More

Nan Tin Htwe

Nan Tin Htwe is a a freelance Journalist. She's previously worked for AFP and The Myanmar Times and is a... Read More

Kyaw Myo Min

Kyaw Myo Min graduated from Myitkyina University with a degree in mathematics in 2003. Currently, Kyaw Myo Min works at... Read More

Pailin Wedel

Pailin Wedel is a freelance producer and visual journalist with clients including the New York Times, National Geographic, Wall Street... Read More

Sarah Fitzpatrick

Sarah Fitzpatrick is the Associate Producer for the CBS News Investigative Unit, where she reports national investigative stories for all... Read More

Van Patrick

Van Patrick King is a freelance journalist currently based in New York City. He is a graduate of Amherst College... Read More

Tin Aung Kyaw

Tin Aung Kyaw wrote nearly 3000 short news at 7 days news journal , flower news journal, Myanmar news gazette... Read More

Soe Than Win

Soe Than Win holds a degree in physics, but found his passion as a photographer. He currently works as a... Read More

Soe Soe Htoon

Soe Soe Htoon is a 29-year-old journalist living in Yangon. She was born and grew up in Nyaungdone Township which... Read More

Kaye Lin

Kaye Lin is a multimedia journalist for Voice of America in Washington DC. Lin came to the United States at... Read More

Kuang Htet

Kaung Htet is the chief photographer and photo editor at The Myanmar Times News Journal. He began working as a... Read More

Diana Markosian

Diana Markosian is an Armenian-American photographer who received her master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism at 20.... Read More

Bruce Wallace

Bruce Wallace is a producer for the podcast StartUp from Gimlet Media. Previously he worked as a freelance radio and... Read More

Bill Wheeler

William Wheeler is a freelance journalist and an immigration-journalism fellow at the French-American Foundation.

Ben Schreckinger

Ben Schreckinger covers national politics for Politico. He has published in Slate, Newsweek, Politico Magazine, the Atlantic (digital), the Boston... Read More

Harman Boparai

Harman Boparai attended medical school in Amritsar and worked for a year as Medical Director and CEO of the Dukhniwaran... Read More

Htoo Tay Zar

Htoo Tay Zar is a freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Yangon, Myanmar. He has worked for local newspapers... Read More

Julie Turkewitz

Julie is a staff reporter for The New York Times. She lives in Denver, speaks Spanish and sometimes takes pictures.

Juliana Schatz

Juliana Schatz is a radio/video journalist and documentary film producer. She started her career at Frontline, the award-winning investigative series... Read More

Jonathan Wu

Jonathan Wu is currently a lead engineer at Localize. He graduated from Tufts University with a B.A/B.S., International Relations: International... Read More

Aye Thiri Sein

Aye Thiri Sein became a Journalist since 2006 in Myanmar. In 2007 she joined True News Journal in Yangon as... Read More

2012

Emily Judem

Emily Judem manages multimedia production at Management Sciences for Health, a nonprofit global health organization. Previously, Emily worked as multimedia... Read More

2011

Omnia Al Desoukie

Omnia Al Desoukie is a journalist located in the Middle East. I have a M.A. degree in Media Studies from... Read More

Merrit Kennedy

Merrit Kennedy is a freelance journalist and radio producer. She's been based in Cairo, Egypt for four years, and is... Read More

Reem Abdellatif

Reem Abdellatif is a bilingual journalist who has worked for The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires covering business news and... Read More

Sara Elkamel

Sara Elkamel is a journalist currently pursuing graduate studies at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She works for The... Read More

Stephanie Rice

Stephanie Rice is a freelance journalist back in school for nursing. She is published by Center for Investigative Reporting, CS... Read More

Matt Negrin

Matt is a writer who prefers the long form but will do short form if his editors ask nicely. He... Read More

Mariya Karimjee

Mariya Karimjee is a freelance writer working out of Karachi, Pakistan. She is the former deputy editor of breaking news... Read More

Kim Badawi

Born in Paris, Kim Badawi is American visual anthropologist of Egyptian and Slovenian background - who began his career photographing... Read More

Deena Adel

Deena Adel is now a BBC Middle East journalist. She is also a Fulbright & Columbia Journalism alum.

Kristin Deasy

Freelance journalist working out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recently reported out of Syria, Turkey, Egypt, and Eastern Europe, among other... Read More

Lomi Kriel

Lomi Kriel currently covers immigration and demographics for the Houston Chronicle, the largest daily newspaper in Texas. Previously, she was... Read More

Mai Shams El-Din

Mai Shams El-Din is an Egyptian journalist based in Cairo, and a faithfaul co-founder of Mada news website. Shams El-Din... Read More

Ahmed Ateyya

Ahmed Ateyya is an Egyptian award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. He is the managing editor of shorouknews.com, and a co-founder... Read More