Recent Visiting Faculty

Niketa Patel

Partnerships Manager, News at Twitter

Niketa Patel oversees news partnerships in the U.S. for Twitter and is based in New York City. In her role, she collaborates with newsrooms and journalists with regards to best practices and on strategic projects that span across Twitter, Periscope, Vine, TweetDeck and more.

Previously, Patel was director of news and content partnerships at RebelMouse and became managing director of RebelMouse’s Media Lab.

Anika Gupta

Product Manager, National Geographic

Anika is a product manager at National Geographic, where she focuses on consumer products and user experience. She recently graduated with her Master’s from MIT, where she studied news organizations and online communities. She also spent several years working in New Delhi, India, where she led a user-generated content product and organized several media hackathons.

Justin Bank

Senior Editor, Internet, The New York Times

Justin Bank is a member of The New York Times news desk, where he serves in the role of senior editor, internet. His work focuses on audience development, curation, service journalism and a continually evolving suite of editorial projects that connect Times journalism and Times readers.

Prior to joining the Times in 2014, he was at The Washington Post for five years, overseeing the digital audience team and general assignment news desk.

Jay Rosen

New York University

Jay Rosen teaches Journalism at New York University, where has been on the faculty since 1986. From 1999 to 2005 he served as chair of the department. He lives in New York City.

Rosen is the author of PressThink, a weblog about journalism and its ordeals, which he introduced in September 2003. In June 2005, PressThink won the Reporters Without Borders 2005 Freedom Blog award for outstanding defense of free expression. In April 2007 PressThink recorded its two millionth visit.

He also blogs at the Huffington Post.

Terry Parris Jr.

Community Editor, ProPublica

Terry Parris Jr. is ProPublica’s community editor. Prior to joining ProPublica, he led digital production and engagement at WDET 101.9 FM, NPR’s affiliate in Detroit. While there, he launched several projects including: Detroit Park Watch, a city park tracking tool; Next Chapter Detroit, WDET’s bankruptcy blog; “Aging Together”, a multi-organizational examination of growing old in metro Detroit; and “Inheriting Detroit”, a city-wide youth driven multi-media storytelling project.

Michelle Ferrier

Founder, and Associate Dean, Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University

Dr. Michelle Ferrier is the founder of, a just-in-time rescue service for women writers and journalists experiencing online harassment. She is a digital content architect with 30 years’ experience in media entrepreneurship and new media technologies. Currently, she is the associate dean for innovation, research/creative activity and graduate studies in the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, where she leads media entrepreneurship efforts both inside and outside the classroom.

Eric Carvin

Social Media Editor, The Associated Press

Eric Carvin, social media editor at The Associated Press and Online News Association board member, is recognized as a leading industry thinker on social journalism and on the ethics of digital news.

Carvin directs AP’s strategy around its use of and relationship with social channels, as well as its efforts to empower AP’s clients to succeed in an increasingly social and mobile news environment.

Amanda Zamora

Chief Audience Officer, Texas Tribune

Amanda Zamora is the Texas Tribune’s incoming chief audience officer, where she’ll work to engage more Texans in the political news and issues that impact their lives. Previously, Zamora spent nearly four years as ProPublica’s senior engagement editor, where she produced award-winning, audience-driven projects such as Free the Files and Six Words on Segregation Now. While there, she also established the Crowd-Powered News Network, a community for journalists who seek to collaborate with audiences.

Lila King

Global News and Publisher Partnerships, Instagram

Lila King leads global news and publisher partnerships for Instagram. Before joining Instagram in April, King had a long tenure at CNN Worldwide, most recently leading partnerships and product development at HLN, and before that heading up social news for CNN. In 2006, she and a tiny group of colleagues launched CNN iReport, the first citizen journalism effort inside a traditional news organization.

She’s based in New York.

Mandy Jenkins

Head of News, Storyful

Mandy Jenkins is the Head of News at Storyful, overseeing a worldwide team of journalists who find, verify and publish eyewitness journalism in collaboration with Storyful’s newsroom partners. Jenkins was previously the managing editor for Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome, overseeing daily operations for its national multimedia newsroom, which published to more than 200 local outlets across the U.S.