Look who’s talking

Meet the 18 journalists who weighed in on coverage of race, class, and social mobility in CJR's cover story

Tristan Ahtone (@tahtone) works as Poverty and Public Health reporter for KUNM in Albuquerque. A member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, he is treasurer of the Native American Journalists Association.

David Beard (@dabeard), director of digital content of The Washington Post, is a former AP foreign correspondant and digital editor of Boston.com and the National Journal.

Raquel Cepeda (@RaquelCepeda) is a journalist, cultural activist, and filmmaker. A former magazine editor, Cepeda directed and produced Bling: A Planet Rock, a documentary about American hip-hop culture’s obsessions with diamonds.

Farai Chideya (@faraichideya) is a multimedia reporter and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She is author of The Color of Our Future.

June Cross (@junecross) is a professor at Columbia Journalism School, where she directs the Documentary Program; her own work focuses on race, class, and public-health issues. Next up: a documentary about healthcare in South Carolina.

Eric Deggans (@Deggans) is the TV/media critic for the Tampa Bay Times, a commentator on TV for NPR, and author of Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation.

Maria Ebrahimji (@mebrahimjicnn) is executive editorial producer and director for network booking at CNN, as well as author/publisher at I Speak for Myself, Inc.

Monica Guzman (@moniguzman) is a digital-life columnist for The Seattle Times and GeekWire.

Robert Hernandez (@webjournalist) is a professor at USC Annenberg. He co-founded #wjchat, created the Learn Code for Journalism project, and is active in the Online News Assocation (as a board member) and National Association for Hispanic Journalists.

Doug Mitchell (@nextgenradio), a 25-year veteran at NPR, is currently working on a station-focused diversity staffing program.

Raju Narisetti (@rajunarisetti) is head of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network and deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal.

Latoya Peterson (@LatoyaPeterson) is a writer, a 2012-2013 Knight Fellow at Stanford University, and the publisher of Racialicious.com.

Richard Prince (@princeeditor) is a columnist at the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.

Baratunde Thurston (@baratunde) is the founder of Cultivated Wit, author of the New York Times best seller How To Be Black, and former director of digital for The Onion. He occasionally engages in activity that might be construed as journalism.

Vivek Wadhwa (@wadhwa) is VP of innovation and research at Singularity University. Also affiliated with Stanford, Duke, and Emory, Wadhwa is author of The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent.

Carmen Wong Ulrich (@CarmenSense) is a personal-finance expert, author, columnist, and TV contributor. She is president and founder of ALTA Wealth Management.

Jeff Yang (@originalspin) writes the “Tao Jones” column for the Wall Street Journal online and runs the Multicultural MONITOR research group for The Futures Company.

Deanna Zandt (@deanna) is the co-founder of a new digital-strategy agency (launching in March 2013), a longtime media technologist and author, and a graphic artist.

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The Editors are the staffers of Columbia Journalism Review.