Peter Klein
Program Director/Executive Producer
Peter Klein is the director of the Global Reporting Program and an associate professor and former director of the UBC School of Journalism. He was a producer with CBS News 60 Minutes, and has produced projects for many of the major American news programs, including Frontline, Nightline, 20/20 and 48 Hours. He has written for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and other newspapers. Peter has won 3 Emmys, 2 Sigma Delta Chis, numerous Edward R. Murrow, Online Journalism Award, Webby honors and several other top journalism awards.
Kathryn Gretsinger
Instructor/Senior Producer
Kathryn Gretsinger is the lead instructor in the School of Journalism's Integrated Journalism program. She also contributes to the International Reporting program and the Reporting in Indigenous Communities course. Kathryn is committed to public service journalism and has worked to develop her journalistic skills to reflect the technological change in the industry. She frequently guest hosts radio programs at CBC and continues to work with reporters, producers and editors to train journalists in audio storytelling techniques. Kathryn is a winner of UBC’s renowned Killam Teaching Prize.
Britney Dennison
Producer
Britney Dennison is a former fellow of the Global Reporting Program. She specializes in mental health reporting and international journalism. Her work has won numerous awards, including several Edward R. Murrow awards. Her work has appeared in the Toronto Star, the Tyee, CTV and Al Jazeera.
Farah Nosh
Instructor

Farah Nosh is an award-winning photographer who has worked in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Syria, the West Bank, Gaza, and Egypt. Her work has appeared in leading international publications including The New York Times, TIME, and Newsweek. Nosh appeared on CNN’s Inside the Middle East segment entitled “Someone You Should Know,” which features personalities making an impact in the region. Her Iraq work has been exhibited in the New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and Dubai.

Bathseba Opini
Instructor

Dr. Opini is an Instructor in the Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia. She has worked as a teacher in K-12 system and now at post-secondary level. Her teaching and research interests are in teacher education, disability, international education, critical race theory and social justice and equity. Dr. Opini is the recipient of the Faculty of Education Lecturer’s teaching prize (2018). She has a PhD in education from the University of Toronto.

Arushi Sharma
Teaching Assistant
Arushi is a video journalist who is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration at the Sauder School of Business at UBC. In the past, she has worked with Al-Jazeera English, Men's Health Magazine, Reader's Digest Magazine and Microsoft. She specializes in documentary film-making, and has a passion for social justice issues and political journalism.
Dan McKinney
Senior Producer
Dan McKinney is an Emmy Award-winning documentarian who has worked as a director of photography and producer for over a decade. His work for PBS, History Channel and Discovery Channel has taken him around the world. McKinney has spent the last six years field-producing and teaching the Global Reporting Program. In 2011, he led a group of students to the Ukraine to investigate access to pain medication and he went to China in 2013 to look at the effects of pollution on children in Beijing. McKinney is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism.
Richard Koci Hernandez
Faculty Coordinator

Richard Koci Hernandez is an internationally recognized, award-winning innovator in journalism and multimedia. Koci Hernandez published ”The Principles of Multimedia Journalism: Packaging Digital News” Taylor & Francis, 2015.  Koci Hernandez is a national Emmy award-winning multimedia producer who worked as a visual journalist at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. His photographic work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired, The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and a National Geographic Book on iPhone Photography, among others. In 2008 Koci Hernandez was invited to join the faculty at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism as a visiting Fellow supported by a Ford Foundation grant to produce digital news sites for San Francisco Bay Area communities. In 2017 Koci Hernandez was named an Associate Professor for Multimedia at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley.

Muna Khan
Faculty Coordinator

Muna Khan started her journalism career at Newsline magazine in Karachi in 1995 and has since worked largely in Pakistan at Dawn and Express Tribune. She has also worked in media outlets in Vietnam and the UAE. She now teaches news and feature writing, as well as writing on gender and health to Masters students at the Centre for Excellence in Journalism at IBA. Muna received a Masters in journalism from Northwestern in 2017. 

 Global Reporting Program Advisory Board

 

Alison Lawton
Honorary Chair
President, Mindset Social Innovation Foundation
Nicole Barrett
Executive Director, Allard Prize Initiatives and Director, International Justice and Human Rights Clinic at the Allard School of Law
Philippe le Billon
Associate Professor, UBC Geography
Videsh Kapoor
Director, Division of Global Health in the Department of Family Practice, Global Health Coordinator in the Medical Undergraduate Program (UBC)
Stuart Sutton-Jones
Former BBC Reporter and Producer; former Editor Worldwide TV News
Chris Tenove
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Ethics and Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto