Meet the Team

Co-Founder and Editor

Co-author of A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition (The New Press, 2014). Bylines: The Atlantic, The New York Times, BuzzFeed News, and The Nation. Adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. @alysonrmartin

Co-Founder and Editor

Co-author of A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition (The New Press, 2014). Research lead of Platforms and Publishers project at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. @nushinrashidian

Senior Editor

Adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia University’s School of Journalism and editor of The Big Roundtable, a platform for narrative nonfiction. He is the former longtime editor of the Columbia Journalism Review. @michaelhoyt

Reporter

A graduate student at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY. She previously reported on agriculture, sustainable development, and mental health in India.

Reporter

LA native, graduated from Columbia Journalism School after working in education for several years. Her work has also appeared in La Opinión, the Columbia Journalism Review, and La Prensa Gráfica. @Julia_P_Barajas

Developer

Software Engineer with a Bachelors of Technology degree from NYCCT. Full-Stack Web Developer for Cannabis Wire. WordPress custom Theme and Plugin Developer. @MagdaSicknick

Cannabis Wire is working with freelance correspondents across the globe, and partnering with both local and large newsrooms. If you’re interested in working with our team, get in touch: editors@cannabiswire.com.