Fall 2019 MIL Team

Jonah Dylan

Jonah Dylan is a senior studying journalism and political science at Northwestern University. Dylan has served as managing editor of Northwestern’s award-winning student-run newspaper, The Daily Northwestern, and spent two years as a beat writer covering Northwestern’s football team. The Los Angeles native covered the 2019 South African national election for Daily Maverick in Cape Town and previously worked at the Hartford Courant and the Santa Monica Daily Press. View his work here.

Daniel Konstantino

Daniel Konstantino is a third-year Medill student majoring in journalism and economics. Daniel has worked as a production assistant at Iwerks & Co. His interest in nonprofits has led to leadership positions in Camp Kesem, a free summer camp and year-round support system for children impacted by a parent’s cancer. He is the workshop chair for the advocacy group Masculine Allyship, Reflection, and Solidarity, which promotes healthy masculinity on campus and in fraternities. His interest lies at the intersection of long-form and multimedia journalism. His work can be viewed here.

Mia Mamone

Mia Mamone is a junior studying journalism and gender studies at Northwestern University. She has worked for North by Northwestern, a Northwestern-centric digital and print newsmagazine, for the past three years. While at NBN, she has held the roles of entertainment editor, managing editor, social media manager, and, most recently, editor in chief. She currently runs an NBN podcast called Culture Shook, which lets her take a deep dive into her true passions: popular culture and current events. She has interned at KGOU Public Radio, an NPR affiliate station, and Oklahoma Watch, a nonprofit watchdog outlet. You can view her work for NBN here.

Ally Mauch

Ally Mauch is a senior at Northwestern University, studying journalism with a minor in film and media studies. She has served as the managing editor, copy chief and development and recruitment editor at university’s newspaper, The Daily Northwestern. She has covered the school’s administration, city politics, breaking news and arts and entertainment. Ally has also published long-form investigations. She will serve as an editorial intern at People Magazine January through March 2020. Read some of her work here.

Alena Prcela

Alena Prcela is a senior at Northwestern University studying journalism and English literature, with a certificate in civic engagement. Prcela has reported on the history of adoption in Native American communities and court challenges to the Indian Child Welfare Act for The Progressive. She has also previously worked with the Bad River, Red Cliff and Lac du Flambeau Bands of Ojibwe to create culturally sensitive digital archives of video interviews. As an intern at Cleveland Magazine, she contributed to a cover story on the opioid epidemic in northeast Ohio. While at Northwestern, she has written for several student publications. View her work here

Syd Stone

Syd Stone is a senior at Northwestern University studying journalism and political science. Stone has served as a member of the editorial board for the university’s paper, The Daily Northwestern, for three years, where she investigated the university’s multibillion-dollar fundraising campaign. She has also covered city politics and social justice for the Chicago Sun-Times and reported on political and environmental news on Capitol Hill. You can read her work here and here.

Heena Srivastava

Heena Srivastava is a junior studying journalism and political science at Northwestern University, where she leads the podcast team of the student newspaper, The Daily Northwestern. She co-hosts the podcast “Everything Evanston,” covering news and life around the city. Srivastava served as a political reporter in Washington, D.C., for the Medill News Service, covering the 35-day government shutdown, the State of the Union address, and the 2020 presidential campaign. As an investigative reporter at APM Reports, Srivastava investigated the privacy violations of a tech company, reported on the youth e-cigarette epidemic, and provided assistance for the award-winning podcast “In The Dark.” View her work here and here.

Copy Editor: Bernadette Kinlaw, Medill alum (1988)

Medill Reports Fellow: Rikki Li 

Graphic Designer: Worth Chollar

Debbie Cenziper

Debbie Cenziper is an associate professor and the director of investigative reporting at Medill. She also oversees the Medill Investigative Lab. Besides teaching, Cenziper is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and nonfiction author who writes for The Washington Post. She spent three years at The George Washington University before joining the faculty of Medill.

Over the years, Cenziper’s investigative stories have exposed wrongdoing, prompted Congressional hearings and led to changes in federal and local laws. In her classes at Medill, Cenziper and her students focus on social justice investigative reporting.

Cenziper has won dozens of awards in American print journalism, including the Robert F. Kennedy Award for reporting about human rights and the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from Harvard University. She received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 at The Miami Herald for a series of stories about corrupt affordable housing developers who were stealing from the poor. A year before that, she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for stories about dangerous breakdowns in the nation’s hurricane-tracking system.

Cenziper is a frequent speaker at universities, writing conferences and book events. Her first book, “Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality,” (William Morrow, 2016) was named one of the most notable books of the year by The Washington Post. Her second book, “Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America,” was released by Hachette Books in November 2019.

Cenziper is based on Medill’s Washington, D.C. campus, working with undergraduate and graduate students on investigative stories.