David Alm is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor, a regular contributor for Forbes, and the editor at an international business and political risk consulting firm. From the late 1990s through the mid-2000s, he covered the burgeoning field of digital culture for magazines such as RES, The Independent Film & Video Monthly, and the Silicon Alley Reporter. His work has also appeared in The Daily Beast, Paper, and Runner’s World, among other publications, and he has ghostwritten books on web design and digital filmmaking. He has an academic background in art history, literature, and film history, and has taught journalism and film courses at the college level since 2004.
His grandfather drove a bulldozer, and his father drove a garbage truck. Like both of them, his name is Harry Bruinius, and he grew up in the blue-collar neighborhoods of Chicago’s south side. He, too, used to shovel concrete, carry a 22-ounce hammer, and help construct the foundations for modest suburban homes. But this third-generation Bruinius eventually hung up his tool belt and moved to New York City to be a writer.
Now living in Manhattan, Bruinius is The Christian Science Monitor’s New York staff writer, where he covers politics and other regional news. He has been writing for the Monitor since 1999.
His first book, “Better for All the World: The Secret History of Forced Sterilization and America’s Quest for Racial Purity,” was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2006 and Vintage in 2007. It is a narrative history of the eugenics movement in the United States, tracing the lives of the victims of forced sterilization and the men and women who pioneered history’s first program of genetic engineering. That book was a finalist for the 2002 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, placed on Booklist Editor’s Choice 2006 and named one of New York Public Library’s 25 Books to Remember from 2006.
At Hunter, Bruinius also teaches religion, including courses such as Religion and Film and The Problem of Evil.
Coralie Carlson is an adjunct lecturer teaching Online Journalism. She worked for The Associated Press as a reporter and editor in Minnesota, Miami and New York from 2001 to 2013. For the last three years, she worked as the Social Media Editor at NBC New York. In December, she stepped down and took a part-time position as a web editor at the station so she could raise her adorable daughter Joyce. Carlson is originally from Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a degree in political science.
Pam Frederick has taught journalism at Hunter College and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism for the past 16 years, developing an expertise in production classes where students produce deadline-driven work for publication. She was the managing editor of the Pulitzer-prize winning community newspaper The Riverdale Press, and an award-winning reporter covering schools, parks and the environment.
Frederick is a graduate of Middlebury College and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Manhattan, where she is also a director of the Hudson River Park Trust.
Kayle Hope is a visual journalist based in New York and currently working as a freelance video producer for The New York Times. In addition to her teaching duties at Hunter, Hope is an adjunct professor at Baruch College, where she teaches advanced multimedia reporting, and a video coach at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she meets one-on-one with students to help with shooting, editing and producing video stories for the web.
Hope has led a number of visual storytelling workshops in the United States, India and Bhutan. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Cambodia Daily and Fortune Magazine.
Hope is also an avid outdoor enthusiast. She has ice climbed in Vermont, hiked 16,000-foot peaks in the Himalayas and trekked through the Grand Canyon. She loves exploring wide-open spaces, and experiencing the expansive skies and endless mountaintops in America’s southwest.
Ellen Tumposky has worked as deputy politics editor and assistant city editor at the New York Daily News. For more than a decade, she was a London-based correspondent covering breaking news and arts and entertainment for U.S. publications including USA Today and People magazine. She also teaches Craft of Journalism and New York City Government and Politics at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Tumposky previously worked as a City Hall reporter and social-services beat reporter for The Daily News and a manuscript editor for book publishers. She is a graduate of Cornell University.