2019 Hawaii Journalism Workshop: Participants and their Backgrounds

Kelsey Atherton, Staff Writer, C4ISRNET (United States)

Twitter: @AthertonKD

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Vera Bergengruen, Pentagon Correspondent, Buzzfeed News (United States)

Twitter: @VeraMBergen

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Matthew Gault, Contributing Editor, Vice, Motherboard, and Freelance Journalist (United States)

Twitter: @mjgault

Matthew Gault is a journalist whose work has appeared in Vice, Reuters, and The New York Times. In 2015, Matthew studied and reported on pop culture’s effects on American nuclear policy thanks to a grant from the Ploughshares Fund. He is also the host of the “War College Podcast.”

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Liubov Glazunova, Foreign Desk Correspondent, Moskovskij Komsomolets (Russia)

Liubov Glazunova was born in Tambov, Russia, but spent her early years in Istra, a town near Moscow. In 2016, she graduated from Moscow State University’s Faculty of Journalism. Since October 2016, she has been working as the foreign desk correspondent at the Moskovskij Komsomolets newspaper. Her native language is Russian, and she also speaks fluent English.

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John Grover, Assistant Managing Editor, The National Interest (United States)

Twitter: @JohnDaleGrover

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Min-Seo Kim, Reporter, The Segye Times (South Korea)

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Jonathan Landay, National Security Correspondent, Reuters (United States)

Twitter: @JonathanLanday

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Eliza Larson, Reporter/Multimedia Journalist, KITV4 Island News (HI, United States)

Twitter: @ElizaLarsonTV

Eliza Larson is a reporter and multimedia journalist for an ABC affiliate in Hawaii. Eliza was a producer at the time when the false missile alert was sent out in Hawaii, and has since covered the follow-up stories, from the button pusher’s reveal to the administrative mistakes.

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Jon Letman, Freelance Journalist, Truthout, The Diplomat, Al Jazeera, Civil Beat (HI, United States)

Twitter: @jonletman

Jon Letman is an independent journalist in Hawaii covering politics and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on how militarization impacts island communities. He has reported from U.S. military installations across the Pacific and the resistance they engender.

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Tooba Masood, Subeditor/Reporter, Dawn (Pakistan)

Twitter: @tabahitooba

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Jenna McLaughlin, National Security and Investigations Reporter, Yahoo News (United States)

Twitter: @JennaMC_Laugh

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Masakatsu Ota, Senior Feature/Editorial Writer, Kyodo News (Japan)

Masakatsu Ota is a Senior and Editorial writer at Kyodo News, a position he has held since April 2009. He reports on a variety of nuclear issues, non-proliferation and the U.S.-Japan security relationship. Ota is also Visiting Professor of Waseda University and Nagasaki University.

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Homa Dorothy Parvaz, Global Politics Reporter, ThinkProgress (United States)

Twitter: @dparvaz

D. Parvaz is a Global Politics Reporter based in Washington, DC, covering issues including national security, trade, and diplomacy. She previously worked as a senior producer at Al Jazeera based out of New York and Doha, focusing on human rights, democracy, and conflict.

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Urvashi Sarkar, Freelance Journalist, The Wire, The Caravan, Al Jazeera (India)

Twitter: @urvashisarkar07

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Dina Temple-Raston, Special Correspondent, NPR (United States)

Twitter: @NPRDina

Dina Temple-Raston is Special Correspondent at NPR working on a technology project that is scheduled to air in spring 2019. Previously, she covered terrorism for the network. She is also the host and creator of “What Were You Thinking,” a podcast about adolescent decision-making and neuroscience.

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Gian Maria Volpicelli, Senior Editor, WIRED UK (Italy, based in United Kingdom)

Twitter: @Gmvolpi

Gian M Volpicelli writes and edits stories about politics, technology, and the intersection between them for WIRED UK. His areas of interest include asymmetric warfare, disinformation, cybercrime, and global catastrophic risks.

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Josephine Wolff, Freelance Journalist, Slate, The Atlantic, The New York Times (United States)

Twitter: @josephinecwolff

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