Who We Are

Founded By and For Teens

Hello! My name is Charlotte Hampton, and I’m a senior at the High School of American Studies at Lehman College in New York. I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and I love American history, dancing, writing, and reading (currently reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!). I am interested in advocating for press freedom because it’s a cornerstone of democracy and integral to disseminating truth. Both my parents are journalists, and so I’ve grown up in a household that places a great value on current affairs.

Charlotte Hampton


I'm Isabel, a senior at the High School of American Studies at Lehman College in New York. I live in the West Village of Manhattan and love running, reading, exploring gardens, and petting dogs. I believe in defending press freedom because I believe in defending the truth and our right to know the truth. Press freedom is a crucial pillar of our democracy that allows us to hold power accountable, engage in free dialogue, and share our ideas and perspectives. With press freedom in retreat globally, it's now more important than ever that we stand up for it.

Isabel Tribe


Althea Collier 
Advocacy Team Director 

Megumi Iwai-Louie 


Isabella Lindsay 

Workshop Team Director 

Aima Riaz 

Press Team Director 

Mia Cooper 
News Team Director  1

Maybelle Keyser-Butson 
Advocacy Team Director 

Advocacy Team

Maria Arango, Althea Collier, Mia Cooper, Margo Cramer, Silas Flessig, Lilley Halloran, April Hattori, Maybelle Keyser-Butson, Ellora Klein, Isabella Lindsay, Ashleigh McDermott, Gabriella Meyerhoff, Jacy Mok, Elizabeth Obrusnik, Nazira Rahman, Shyra Rahman, Delia Rune, Alya Satchu, Eva Uddin, Tim Zhillin

Workshop Team

Leila Buchan, Katia Chapin, Justine Choueiri, Matthieu Choueiri, Julia Gallent, Joaquin Guevara-Ho, Caitlin Kluger, Isabella Lindsay, Jesse Lipschutz, Naomi Mathewson, Stefanie Mitchell, Natalie Roston, Daviana Tanner

News Team

Mia Cooper, Amen Dilawar, Sami-Campana Gladstone, Lily Echeverria, Sam Ferrera, Gwendolyn McNamara, Katie Pan, Mia Penner, Sophia Williams 

Press Team

Luci Garza, Gwendolyn McNamara, Ifeoma Okwuka, Henrietta Pew, Aima Riaz

Outreach Team

Benjamin Barham-Wiese, Joaquin Guevara-Ho, Maybelle Keyser-Butson, Ellora Klein, Jesse Lipshutz, Aima Riaz


Advisory Board

Amanda Bennett is the former director of the Voice of America, an investigative journalist, and Pulitzer Prize winning author. She was Editor-in-Chief of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Wall Street Journal’s Beijing correspondent. Read more here. 

Liesl Schillinger

Liesl Schillinger is a New York–based journalist, critic, translator, and author. She worked at The New Yorker for more than a decade and writes frequently for The New York Times Book Review. She teaches journalism at The New School. 

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