OUR STORY

The New York-based Contently Foundation was founded in 2014 with two goals: empower those new to enterprise reporting, especially contributors far from the nation’s big media centers, where support is hard to come by and important public service stories often go untold; and produce high-quality, long-form investigative stories to be co-published with digital news partners and other media.

Our mission is grounded in providing journalists with the tools and support they need to advance their skills and develop stories with impact. We accomplish this through a distinctive combination of mentoring and financial support, coupled with exposure to digital technology to enhance the work of our contributors. We've succeeded in bringing their pieces to wide audiences through emerging new media publishers, which include the Guardian, New York Post, Huffington Post, and Fusion.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
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PETE HAMILL

Renowned journalist and former editor of the New York Daily News and New York Post, with more than 20 published books. Honored with the George Polk Career Award for his distinguished lifetime of work.

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BRENDAN KEEFE

Award-winning investigative reporter for the NBC News affiliate in Atlanta and winner of 66 regional Emmys. He received the George Foster Peabody Award, broadcast journalism’s highest honor.

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SHANE SNOW

Co-founder of the Contently company and best-selling author. Writes for the New Yorker, Wired, Fast Company and Advertising Age. Business Insider named him one of the “100 Coolest People in Tech.”

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SAM SLAUGHTER

Managing editor, chief operating officer and vice president of content at Contently. Writes about technology for the New York Times. Writes for Digiday, Adweek and the Philadelphia Weekly.

 
 

EDIT STAFF

 
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Editor-in-chief

Award-winning investigative reporter and editor with more than 30 years experience. Recipient of three New York Press Club awards.

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Assistant Editor

Former associate editor of Westchester Magazine whose investigative reporting has appeared in the New York Post, the Guardian, and others.

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Contributing Journalists

Dan Patterson, Sara Stewart, Danielle Shapiro, Marcus Baram, Peter Green, Stefanie Cohen, John Mazor, Tamarra Kemsley, Chris Francescani

 

Volunteer Staff

Philip Garrity, Kristen Poli, Erin Nelson, Ines Tamaddon, Maria Vinokurov