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 Immediate Past 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.
- Digital Journalism Insights 2019: Lightning Talks from ONA Board Candidates — ONA19, September 11, 2019
- Wall Street Journal: Designing for Capabilities — ONA18, September 12, 2018
- Digital Journalism Insights: Lightning Talks from 2017 ONA Board Candidates — ONA17, September 18, 2017
- 5 Ways Design Can Make Your Newsroom Better — ONA15, September 23, 2015
- Expert Investigative Journalism Advice with John Carreyrou — ONA18, September 12, 2018