Editor In Chief
Patrick Appel

Consulting Editor
Robert Levine

Art Director
Thomas Porostocky

Fran Motta

Copy Editor
Tracy Walsh

Fact Checker
Florian Kollarczik


Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter and former deputy editor of The Audit, Columbia Business Review’s business section. He is currently on leave from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, where he helped report the Panama Papers.

Juliette Cezzar is a designer, author, and educator based in New York City. While books anchor her practice, her work has spanned a variety of media for clients such as Tartine, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, RES Magazine, the Museum of Modern Art, and the New York Times. She is the co-author of “Designing the Editorial Experience” and an assistant professor of communication design at The New School’s Parsons School of Design.

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

Mario García is the CEO and founder of García Media. He has consulted with over 700 media companies in 121 countries over more than 40 years. Mario is senior adviser on news design and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, where he teaches a class on multiplatform design and storytelling.

Peter Kiefer has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, the New York Sun and MEL Industries, a new men’s lifestyle publication. He currently writes about real estate and politics for the Hollywood Reporter.

Robert Levine writes about the media and technology industries for Businessweek, 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.

Mather Lindsay is the president of Mather Economics, a global consulting firm. Over the past 15 years he has developed pricing strategies and predictive models for clients including Gannett, Tribune, McClatchy, Dow Jones, and the New York Times.

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.

Jesse Oxfeld is a creative director at Vox Creative, the content studio at Vox Media, and a freelance journalist. He has been a copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather, an editor at Adweek, an editor at New York, and the theater critic for 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, culture and ideas 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 journalism and the public sphere.

Dean Starkman is a fellow at the Center for Media, Data, and Society, European University, Budapest. A former staff er for the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, he is author of “The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism” (Columbia University Press, 2014).

Paul Wachter has written for Harper’s, the New York Times Magazine, and Grantland, among other publications. He lives in Visalia, California.

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.


Trevor Kaufman
CEO, Piano