Shazna Nessa

Global Head of Visuals • The Wall Street Journal • New York, NY
President, ONA Board of Directors
Last edited June 28, 2021

Shazna Nessa has worked in the evolving intersection of technology, design and journalism in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. As a masthead editor at The Wall Street Journal she is responsible for unique digital experiences and the visual journalism that is created daily by journalists with specialized skills in areas such as data visualization, photography, cartography, 3D, design and illustration, across multiple platforms. Prior roles include senior positions at The Knight Foundation, The Associated Press, and Condé Nast. She is the President of the Board of Directors for the Online News Association, and a Board Advisor for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, as well as the Journalism and Design program at the New School. Shazna was born and raised in London’s East End and holds a bachelor’s degree from the Sorbonne, Paris. She was a 2008 Sulzberger fellow at Columbia University and a 2014 John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University.




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