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Contributors

Maura King Scully, Writer
Scully is an “industrial-strength” freelance writer, specializing in education. Her work appears regularly in the alumni magazines of Trinity College, Stonehill College, Meadowbrook School, Boston College Law School, and Northeastern University School of Law, where she also serves as associate editor. “Covering Michelle Obama was a special thrill. You could feel the electricity in the room when she took the stage. It was also a challenge—taking notes as quickly as I could because so much of what she said was eminently quotable. With so much negativity in public discourse today, her perspective on politics and life was refreshing.”

Chris Buzelli, Illustrator
Buzelli lives in the East Village of New York City. He has illustrated for many publications, books, and ad campaigns all over the world including ProPublica, The New York Times, Politico, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, NPR, Harper’s, and Scientific American. He also shows his original oil paintings in galleries throughout the United States. “I’ve been fortunate with opportunities to visually interpret important issues of the world. The current threat of fake news is definitely one of them, if not the most important in our current politically charged world. Thank you for the art direction by Robert Parsons!”

Jeri Zeder, Writer
Zeder is a Boston-area freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Boston GlobeThe Forward, and community newspapers. A graduate of Brown University and Boston University School of Law, she contributes regularly to the law school alumni magazines of Boston College and Northeastern University. She loves public libraries, and serves as the president of the Cary Memorial Library Foundation in Lexington, MA. Her story on fake news introduced her to an unusual world of creative collaborations between journalists and librarians. “Our democracy needs these professionals and their dedication to truthful information,” she says. “That they are working together gives me hope.”

Juliette Borda, Illustrator
Borda is based in New York and her clients have included the New Yorker, The New York Times, ParentsOprah, Penguin Group, American Express, Citibank, and many other publishers and corporations. Her work has been exhibited at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts, among many other galleries and museums. “It was an honor to contribute to this story, to help raise awareness about domestic violence. I believe wordless messages such as the Clothesline Project’s visual component can speak loudly; and though my illustration is one image on a page, I hope that it contributes to awareness and education on these crimes.”

Christopher Churchill, Photographer
Churchill is a documentary photographer working in large format on narrative projects and commissions. His work has been shown internationally and in the United States, and it is held in private and public collections including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Smithsonian. Clients have included Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Travel & Leisure,Vogue, and Vanity Fair. His first monograph, American Faith, was published in 2012. “I’ve done other work with Simmons, and the school has such a great energy. To see that transferred out into the real world, and to know there are these kinds of relationships being formed is something very special.”

Katharine Whittemore, Writer
Whittemore is the senior writer at Amherst College. She wrote the “Four Takes” book review column for The Boston Globe, and has published articles in many publications, including The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Salon. She was also an editor at Wondertime and New England Monthly. As someone who has done her share of “cold calling,” in the reportorial sense, she is amazed by Jacqueline Morby’s venture capital success through cold calling companies. And as someone who has been a caregiver to family members with dementia, she is profoundly grateful for the Morbys’ Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.