Amanda Zamora is our co-founder and publisher. She spent nearly two decades as a digital editor, product manager and audience strategist at newsrooms including the Texas Tribune, ProPublica and The Washington Post. She serves as a board member of the American Press Institute and Chicas Poderosas, and was also an appointed member of the Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder.
Three years of The 19th: 30 cities, 54 employees and news that represents
On our third birthday, no one is more astonished than we are at how far we’ve come, or more clear-eyed about the work still before us. Here’s what we’ve done so far.
The 19th hires Julia B. Chan as its next editor in chief
Julia is 'committed to exploring gender experiences and inequalities in America in ways that engage audiences, inspire action and hold the powerful accountable.'
The 19th announces the creation of the Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Fellowship Program
The program will provide recent graduates and mid-career alums of Historically Black Colleges and Universities with full-year, salaried and benefit-laden fellowships in the areas of reporting, editing, audience engagement or newsroom technology.
The 19th is a finalist for the Equality Can’t Wait challenge
The challenge will award a combined $40 million to a select few organizations working to expand gender equity in the United States.