The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

Board of Directors

For inquiries about our Board of Directors, please email the Outreach Coordinator Rachel Lee at [email protected]. Our Board members serve in a voluntary, advisory capacity and do not control the editorial or business operations of the paper.

Bill Mitchell is publisher of the National Catholic Reporter and a former lecturer in the School of Journalism at Northeastern University. He has worked on digital initiatives at the Detroit Free Press, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Poynter Institute. Before he began working in digital journalism, he served as a Washington correspondent and European correspondent for the Free Press & Knight Ridder, and as a bureau chief for TIME. He can be reached at [email protected].

Carlene Hempel is a teaching professor in the School of Journalism at Northeastern University. She specializes in basic and advanced writing, long-form narrative journalism and international reporting. She lives in Concord with her husband and two children. She can be reached at .

Gal Tziperman Lotan is a 2012 graduate of the Northeastern University School of Journalism and a former managing editor of The Huntington News. She is now a general assignment reporter for the Boston Globe. Previously she worked for the Orlando Sentinel, where she covered crime, courts, and the death penalty with a focus on data reporting. She can be reached at .

Laurel Leff is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and the associate director of the Jewish Studies program at Northeastern University. She is the author of Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper and previously worked as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal and The Miami Herald, and an editor at American Lawyer Media and The Hartford Courant. She is an expert in media law. She can be reached at [email protected].

Lincoln McKie is a longtime journalist who has worked for three newspaper companies, including as a reporter, copy editor, city editor, managing editor, executive editor and publisher. He has taught journalism at Boston University, Northeastern University and Emerson College, and heads a communication consulting company that includes consulting with newspapers. He can be reached at [email protected].

Meredith O’Brien has been teaching journalism and writing at Northeastern University since 2015, and currently teaches writing for the Bay Path University MFA creative nonfiction program. She previously taught journalism and writing at UMass-Amherst and Framingham State University. A former newspaper reporter, investigative journalist, and syndicated columnist, Meredith has authored four books, including the award-winning Mr. Clark’s Big Band, and the 2020 medical memoir, Uncomfortably Numb. Learn more at her website (https://mereditheobrien.com/) or follow her Twitter (https://twitter.com/MeredithOBrien)

Zolan Kanno-Youngs is a White House correspondent for the New York Times. Kanno-Youngs joined The New York Times in 2019 to cover the Department of Homeland Security, breaking stories on the detention of migrants, immigration enforcement, the Secret Service, protests and the federal government’s response to national emergencies. He previously covered criminal justice for The Wall Street Journal. A graduate of Northeastern University, Kanno-Youngs used the Co-op program to report for the Boston Globe and the Cape Times in South Africa. Raised in Cambridge, Mass, Kanno-Youngs also writes screenplays and has co-authored short-films that have premiered at multiple film festivals.

Jenna Duncan is a 2012 Northeastern University School of Journalism graduate who served as the editor-in-chief of the News from 2011-2012. She is currently the audience strategist at the Tampa Bay Times, where she builds strategies for digital growth and helps lead the engagement team. Before joining the Times, she spent a decade reporting and editing local news in Texas.