Venice Buhain, News Editor
Venice Buhain is an online and print journalist whose work has appeared on TVW News, Patch, The Olympian and other news organizations. Venice has covered diversity, education, politics and state and local issues. She also is the Seattle chapter president of the Asian American Journalists Association. In her spare time, she likes to cook, play the ukulele and hear other people’s stories.
DJ Martinez, Youth Program Coordinator
DJ Martinez is a lover of media (tv especially!) and a local stage time stealer, originally from Richmond, California. Combining his passion for media, social justice, and youth development, DJ is committed to exploring the ways in which they can all intersect and helping young people share their voice through all types of media.
Jessica Partnow, Executive Director
Jessica is executive director and a co-founder of The Seattle Globalist. She is an international radio journalist whose work has been broadcast by dozens of public radio stations, networks and programs. She was a Knight New Media Fellow at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She has received two Edward R. Murrow Awards, regionally for her radio series Life on the Duwamish and nationally for Generation Putin, an hour-long public radio special on young people and political change in the former Soviet Union, as well as a Gracie Award for her reporting on humanitarian drug trafficking. Jessica also teaches journalism at the University of Washington.
Alex Stonehill, Editor
Alex is a cofounder and editor at The Seattle Globalist. He has a background as a visual journalist and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Syria, Ethiopia and Pakistan. His work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly. He recently directed the award-winning documentary BARZAN and he teaches journalism in the University of Washington’s Department of Communication.
Sarah Stuteville, Creative Director
Sarah Stuteville is a print and multimedia journalist and a cofounder of The Seattle Globalist. Stuteville won the 2014 Educator of the Year award from the Society of Professional Journalists Northwest, and her journalism has been honored with numerous awards including the 2014 SPJNW award for best online column, and a Sigma Delta Chi Award for magazine writing. She writes a weekly column on our region’s international connections that is shared by the Seattle Globalist and The Seattle Times and funded with a grant from Seattle International Foundation. She is a former board member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Western Washington chapter, and of Short Run Seattle.
Christina Twu, Community Engagement Editor
Christina Twu heads up our community workshop series and works with diverse contributors on stories that authentically reflect their voices and communities. She’s received regional recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on race and education, and prior to the Globalist, served as editor-in-chief of the International Examiner. Off editing duty, she karaokes and studies the future of content strategy as a master’s degree candidate for the University of Washington’s Communications Leadership program (CommLead). She enjoys speaking Chinglish and supports revolutionary work, including that of Got Green, an environmental justice organization for which she now serves on the board.
Reporters & Columnists
Forrest Baum, Calendar Editor
Reagan Jackson, Columnist
Reagan Jackson is a writer, artist, activist, international educator and award winning journalist. She’s been a regular contributor to the Seattle Globalist since 2013. Her self published works include two children’s books (Coco LaSwish: A Fish from a Different Rainbow and Coco LaSwish: When Rainbows Go Blue) and three collections of poetry (God, Hair, Love, and America, Love and Guatemala, and Summoning Unicorns). To find out more check her out at www.rejjarts.com.
Ijeoma Oluo, Columnist
Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker, and internet yeller. Her work on feminism, race and parenting has been featured in New York Magazine, Huffington Post, The Stranger, City Arts, Matter, TIME Magazine, CBS Evening News and more. You can see more of her work at ijeomaoluo.com
Goorish Wibneh, Columnist
Goorish Wibneh joined the Globalist as a contributor in February 2015, became an intern that summer, and was promoted to reporter in October 2015. His line of work is in the Infosec field: digital forensics, network exploitation and vulnerability analysis. Oh, and journalism. Goorish can be found playing chess before or after drinking beer. He enjoys learning about languages, history and culture. He has traveled to a few countries around the world for “fun and profit”. I pretend to understand politics, philosophy and rational thinking. Goorish won a 2015 Globie award for his reporting.
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