Amil Niazi is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Washington Post. She has a monthly column in The Cut. Find her work on Twitter @amil.
Molly Savard is a queer writer, an ideas tramp, and reluctant to cohere. She was raised by three mail carriers in Manville, Rhode Island and lives in Los Angeles with every stray that’s shown up at her door. You can read more of her work at mollysavard.com.
Gina Mei is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles.
Nick Slater is a writer based in Andorra. His work has appeared in Current Affairs, Slate, National Geographic, and other places.
Alanna Bennett is a screenwriter and culture writer who’s written for Roswell New Mexico and the upcoming XO, Kitty. Her work can also be seen in the New York Times, BuzzFeed News, Teen Vogue, Vulture, and many more.
Tracy Wan is a writer and scent educator based in Toronto, Canada. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Hazlitt, and The National Post, among other publications.
Sophia Crabbe-Field is associate editor at Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.
Shawn W. Crispin has worked as a journalist and editor for over 15 years based in Thailand. He was bureau chief for the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review in Bangkok from 1999 to 2004, where he wrote on a wide range of political, business, and social issues. From 2001, he served as bureau chief for the Review‘s sister publication, The Asian Wall Street Journal. His coverage of Asia’s AIDS epidemic was part of a package recognized in 2004 for the “Excellence in Magazines” award of the Society of Publishers in Asia. Crispin has a master’s degree in Southeast Asian Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, where he received a prestigious Freeman fellowship. He speaks fluent Thai.
Madeline Earp has been working with CPJ to document the impact of technology on press freedom since March 2019. She previously managed content for Security First, a tech startup solving security challenges for people at risk; and coauthored five editions of Freedom on the Net, an annual index of internet access, censorship and user rights in 65 countries published by Freedom House’s research office in New York. She was a researcher on CPJ’s Asia desk from 2007 to 2013. Earp has a master’s degree in East Asian studies from Harvard University and a bachelor’s in English literature from Cambridge University. She is based in Bristol, UK. Follow her on Twitter @madelineearp.