Editor In Chief
Patrick Appel

Consulting Editor
Robert Levine

Art Director
Thomas Porostocky

Junior Art Director
Fran Motta

Andrew Argue
Harrison Weber

Copy Editor
Tracy Walsh

Fact Checker
Miryam Jivotovski

Michael Kollarczik
Paul Schaffer
Alon Mor
Brittney Pescatore
Molly Zhang


Ryan Chittum is a senior reporter at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. He’s a former Wall Street Journal reporter and wrote extensively about the business of media as deputy editor of Columbia Journalism Review’s The Audit.

Noah Davis has written for the New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, Men’s Journal, New York, the Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, Fast Company, Playboy, and many others. He was previously employed at Business Insider and

Ken Doctor is a media business analyst who writes regularly for both Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab and The Street. Drawing on a 21-year career with Knight Ridder newspapers as both a digital business executive and top editor, Doctor’s analyst work focuses on the “newsonomics” of media business change from legacy newspapers, TV, and magazines to digital-only news natives.

Robert Levine writes about the media and technology industries for Billboard, the New York Times, and other publications. He is the author of “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back.” Before that, he worked as a features editor at Wired and New York and contributed to Vanity Fair, Fortune, and Rolling Stone.

Frank Luby worked for over 20 years in management consulting, including eight years as a partner at global pricing consulting firm Simon-Kucher & Partners. He is co-founder and CEO of Present Tense LLC, a communications firm based in Chicago and New York.

Prashob Menon is an experienced strategy executive and management consultant at McKinsey & Co. He works primarily in the telecommunications, media, and technology industries and has served clients across the U.S., the E.U., Canada, and Mexico. The views he expresses are his own and not necessarily those of McKinsey.

Jesse Oxfeld is a freelance journalist, copywriter, and content marketer with cilents including WP Brandstudio, Atlantic Re:think, and Edelman. He has been content director at Vox Creative, the content studio at Vox Media, a copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather, and has written for publications including Adweek, New York, and The New York Observer.

William Powers is a former Washington Post staff writer and author of the New York Times bestseller, “Hamlet’s BlackBerry.” His writing on media, technology and culture has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The Atlantic and many other publications. He is currently at the Laboratory for Social Machines at the MIT Media Lab working on new technologies for the public sphere.

Adam Wren has written for Inc. Magazine and Politico Magazine, and is a contributing editor at Indianapolis Monthly. He teaches journalism at Indiana Wesleyan University and Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.


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