Our Mission


We help mission-news organizations build financial sustainability—because the public deserves access to quality journalism.

teamwork

From the beginning, our goal has been to help news organizations achieve greater financial sustainability.

We help our members implement fundraising models, automate time consuming processes, conduct experiments, adopt best practices, and more.

We take care of the heavy lifting so our members can focus on what they do best: producing high quality journalism.

How to support our work

• Support our partner newsrooms here.

• Donate to the Hub here.

• To donate to the Hub through a donor advised, to fund us through a grant or foundation, or to change an existing contribution, contact us at [email protected].

The Hub Team


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Agustín Biancardi

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Agustín Biancardi assists the technical and business development teams by providing technical support to customers and developing new products. Prior to joining the Hub, he received a bachelor’s degree in Business, Organizations & Society with a minor in Computer Science from Franklin & Marshall College.

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Daniel Craigmile

Vice president of Technology

Daniel develops software, improves processes and helps to set technology direction for the News Revenue Hub. Daniel joined the News Revenue Hub from the Texas Tribune where he served as Chief Technology and Security Officer. In previous roles he worked at Mutual Mobile, The University of Texas at Austin, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Stacy Fernández

PROJECT MANAGER

Stacy helps partners launch and grow sustainable membership programs. Prior to joining the Hub, she worked as a breaking news and education reporter at The Texas Tribune. Stacy has a background in equity-driven reporting.

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Abbey Gingras

PROJECT MANAGER

Abbey helps Hub members build and maintain audience strategies. Prior to joining the Hub, Abbey worked as an audience editor at Outside magazine and in local news in Washington, D.C. and Vermont.

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Rachel Glickhouse

SENIOR Project Manager

Rachel helps Hub partners build and maintain audience strategies. Previously, she worked in editorial and collaboration roles at The COVID Tracking Project, ProPublica, Univision, and Medium.

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Anne Marie Grisanti

Business MANAGER

Anne Marie helps the Hub team with prospecting and project management. For more than six years she worked for various Kentucky nonprofits doing community engagement and development work, and she arrived at the Hub via a nonprofit newsroom in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Mariclare Hall

SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER

Mariclare has ten years’ experience as a product champion and digital innovator. Agency-side, she’s delivered technical solutions for news media clients, cultural organizations, and nonprofits. At the Hub, she oversees the development and go-to-market strategy for new technologies that support newsrooms, donors, and internal staff. 

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Lizzy Hardison

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Lizzy helps the Hub’s project management team consult with partners and execute special projects. She previously worked as a reporter covering local news and the state legislature Pennsylvania, and as a freelance consultant has helped news organizations build new products and programs to support local journalism.

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Tristan Loper

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & CO-Founder

Tristan manages News Revenue Hub operations, helps set company strategy, and oversees departments including the product and membership teams. Previously, he served as Digital Director at Voice of San Diego and ran programs in digital media and user experience at University of California, San Diego.

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Evan Mackinder

VICE PRESIDENT OF NEWSROOM CONSULTING

Evan leads Hub efforts to help newsrooms build and refine audience and membership strategies. Prior to joining the Hub, Evan worked as a senior audience editor at Slate. He has more than six years’ experience working in non-profit news.

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Samantha Munsey

PROJECT MANAGER

Samantha helps Hub partners build and maintain audience strategies. Prior to joining the Hub, Samantha worked as a digital editor for the Arizona Daily Star and as a producer for the hyperlocal news project, This Is Tucson.

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Christina Shih

SENIOR Vice President of Business Development

Christina works to ensure the Hub reaches its partner and revenue goals. Prior to the Hub, Christina managed Voice of San Diego’s membership program. She has a background in mission driven event planning and spent four years planning high-level donor cultivation events for art museums.

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Kerrie Vilá

PROJECT MANAGER

Kerrie helps Hub partners build and maintain audience strategies. Prior to joining the Hub, she got her master’s in media innovation at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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Mary Walter-Brown

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & Founder

Mary launched the News Revenue Hub in 2016 to help news organizations achieve greater financial sustainability. Prior to founding the Hub, Mary was the Publisher/COO of Voice of San Diego. During her seven-year tenure, she spearheaded the creation of VOSD’s membership program and grew the organization’s annual revenue by nearly $1 million.

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Alma Washington

SENIOR Project Manager

Alma helps partners create and maintain sustainable membership programs. Prior to joining the Hub, she worked as an audience producer for The News & Observer and a data & interactive journalist for The Dallas Morning News.

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Graham Watson-Ringo

SENIOR DIRECTOR MEMBER STRATEGY

Graham leads the Hub’s member team and works to ensure newsrooms meet their audience and revenue goals. Previously, Graham was the managing editor for the San Antonio Report where she directed editorial strategy and oversaw unprecedented year-over-year audience growth.

Board of Directors


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Corey Fayman

Officer

Corey Fayman is a longtime supporter of nonprofit journalism. Now retired, he has taught at University of California, San Diego, San Diego State University, and the Art Institute of San Diego.

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N
icco Mele

Officer

Nicco Mele is a managing director at the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. From 2016 to 2019, Nicco was the Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Nicco’s prior experience includes founding technology companies, working on political campaigns, and a stint as a media executive at the Los Angeles Times.

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Eric Poerschke

CHAIRMAN

Eric is the Managing Director and Chief Strategic Officer at the marketing firm, NextLevel Thinking. For more than two decades, Eric has helped organizations develop strategic marketing plans.

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Irving Washington

Officer

Irving Washington is executive director for the Online News Association (ONA), the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists. Irving has managed programming and fundraising initiatives for journalists, media professionals and students worldwide. Prior to joining ONA, he worked for the National Association of Black Journalists and the Radio-Television Digital News Association.

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Sisi Wei

Officer

Sisi Wei is Co-Executive Director at OpenNews, which supports a community of practitioners and leaders in journalism/tech working to transform newsrooms into being more equitable, inclusive and collaborative. Before joining OpenNews, Sisi was the Assistant Managing Editor at ProPublica, where she edited and managed news apps, graphics, visual investigations and large, interdisciplinary projects.