Associate Professor, Northwestern University
(@mlhopgood) Mei-Ling Hopgood is a freelance journalist and writer who has written for various publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Marie Claire, The Miami Herald and The Boston Globe. She is the author of “Lucky Girl” (April 2009) and “How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm” (Feb. 2012).
Assistant Professor, George Washington University
(@nikkiusher) Nikki Usher is an assistant professor at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. Prior to this life, she was a journalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer, and has written for a variety of metro dailies including The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and The Boston Globe. She has just written “Making News at The New York Times.”