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Shazna Nessa

2013-2014 Knight Stanford fellow & Former Deputy managing editor at Associated Press

For the past five years Shazna Nessa worked at Associated Press in New York, pioneering AP’s interactive, social media, mobile and data journalism presence. As deputy managing editor, she created and led an award-winning global department that created interactive news content, including the development of two data journalism tools funded by the Knight Foundation’s news innovation grants. She also designed and currently teaches the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s first ever design course. Prior to her role at AP, she was the executive multimedia producer at Conde Nast’s Portfolio.com. Today her work is primarily focused around transitions in a rapidly shifting media ecosystem and innovations in storytelling.