Who We Are

Founded By and For Teens

Hello! My name is Charlotte Hampton, and I’m a junior 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 junior 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



Megumi Iwai-Louie

News Team Director

Mia Cooper


Workshop Team Director

Isabella Lindsay 

Advocacy Team Director

Althea Collier

Advocacy Team

Maria Arango, Althea Collier, Mia Cooper, Margo Cramer, Andrew Edelmann, Silas Flessig, Lilley Halloran, April Hattori, Maybelle Keyser-Butson, Ellora Klein, Isabella Lindsay, Ashleigh McDermott, Jacy Mok, Nazira Rahman, Eva Uddin, Elizabeth Obrusnik, Tim Zhillin

Workshop Team

Justine Choueiri, Matthieu Choueiri, Caitlin Kluger, Sabrina Lane, Isabella Lindsay, Julia Gallent, Joaquin Guevara-Ho, Naomi Mathewson, Natalie Roston

News Team

Mia Cooper, Lily Echeverria, Sam Ferrera, Maybelle Keyser-Buston, Katie Pan, Mia Penner


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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