Peter Gelzinis

Peter Gelzinis Peter Gelzinis is a veteran metro columnist with The Boston Herald who has written extensively about the city he lives in and loves. He has focused on providing a voice to those whose voices are rarely heard, as well as taking issue with those whose voice are far too loud and shrill.

Florence George Graves

Florence GravesFlorence George Graves is the founding director of Brandeis University's Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, where a staff of journalists do major investigative projects on issues related to political and social justice. The Institute, the first investigative reporting center based at a university, involves students as research assistants, giving them a unique opportunity. As an investigative reporter and magazine editor, Ms. Graves's work has focused on exposing political, government and corporate abuses of power, particularly in Washington, and led to a number of congressional hearings, government probes and several reforms in public policies.

Working as an investigative reporter for The Washington Post, she broke the story exposing sexual misconduct allegations about Senator Bob Packwood of Oregon, which led to his resignation. She founded the national political and investigative journal, Common Cause Magazine. Her work has been recognized nationally and she is a recipient of many awards, including the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. She is also a recipient of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence, which honors the editing and overall presentation, content and design of a magazine. For six years she taught students how to create and edit magazines at George Washington University.

Terry Ann Knopf

Terry Ann Knopf

Terry Ann Knopf is a Lecturer at in the Journalism Dept at Boston University, where she teaches about  arts criticism.  Earlier, she worked as a TV critic for The Miami Herald and later at The Patriot Ledger. She was also a Boston Globe correspondent, specializing in the arts and media. Her articles on the media have appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Ladies Home Journal and Boston Magazine, and in numerous journals and anthologies.

 A three-time winner for Best TV Critic in Boston Magazine’s annual Best-of-Boston awards, she was also voted Best Columnist by the New England Women’s Press Association and Best Columnist [second place] by the New England Press Association].

 She also worked as the Media Relations Manager at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

 Earlier in her career she was a Research Associate at Brandeis University’s now-defunct Lemberg Center for the Study of Violence, where she authored numerous journal articles on race and the media, as well as the book Rumors, Race and Riots, which was republished in 2006.

Jonathan Kaufman

Mr. Kaufman is Education Editor at Bloomberg News, overseeing a team of reporters and editors covering higher education and K-12. 
     Prior to joining Bloomberg News, Mr. Kaufman was a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal where he served as deputy Page One editor and helped oversee coverage of the 2008 campaign as well as writing stories about the election for Page One .  He served as China Bureau Chief for the Journal, based in Beijing, and covered race and class issues in the workplace and on college campuses as senior special writer. At the Boston Globe, Mr. Kaufman was Berlin Bureau Chief and as a reporter won the Pulitzer Prize for his work with a team of reporters on a series examining racism and job discrimination in Boston and five other cities.
     At Bloomberg News, Mr. Kaufman oversaw and edited the series "Education Inc." which exposed the abuses of for-profit colleges. The series won the Gerald Loeb award, the George Polk Award, the Education Writers Association Grand Prize, the National Headliners Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.  Mr. Kaufman  also oversaw and edited an investigation of Harvard's disastrous investment decisions which cost the university $1 billion.  The coverage won a New York Press Club award.
    Mr. Kaufman is the author of two books, "A Hole in the Heart of the World:  Being Jewish in Eastern Europe" and "Broken Alliance: The Turbulent Times Between Blacks and Jews in America" which won the National Jewish Book Award.
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Melissa Ludtke

LudtkeMelissa Ludtke is the executive editor at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. For 13 years prior to assuming that role in December 2012, she was editor of Nieman Reports, a quarterly magazine about journalism published by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, and editor of <> , the publication’s website. She is the author of “On Our Own: Unmarried Motherhood in America” (1997, Random House and 1999, University of California Press). In 1978, she was the plaintiff in the federal lawsuit (Ludtke v. Kuhn) that overturned Major League Baseball's policy that had prohibited women reporters from interviewing players in locker rooms, as their male colleagues were allowed to do.

Anne Mostue

AMostueAnne Mostue is an on-air, general assignment Reporter/Producer at WGBH 89.7 FM, Boston Public Radio. Anne's work in both print and radio journalism has taken her from black bear dens in the North Woods of Maine to the streets of Seoul and Tokyo. She has reported local, national and international stories for NPR, the BBC and PRI. Before joining WGBH in the spring of 2012, Anne was a news reporter and producer for New England Public Radio and, previously, Maine Public Radio. She has won seven awards for spot news, public affairs, feature and series reporting from the The Associated Press and Maine Association of Broadcasters. Anne holds a B.A. in English from Wellesley College and an M.S. in journalism from Boston University.

Joanna Weiss

WeissJoanna Weiss is an op-ed columnist for the Boston Globe, focusing on the intersection of politics and culture. Her twice-weekly columns appear, via the New York Times newswire, in newspapers across the country, and she frequently appears as a commentator on local and national television and radio. Previously, Weiss worked for the Globe as a local and national political reporter, a feature writer, and a television critic. She started her career covering Louisiana politics at the Times-Picayune of New Orleans. Weiss's reporting has taken her to rodeos in North Louisiana, slums in Honduras, political rallies in Little Rock, and burlesque clubs in Cuba. Her work has also appeared in The Economist and Slate, and she is the author of the comic novel, Milkshake, about the politics of motherhood.