Bill Keller, Editor-in-chief
Bill Keller is The Marshall Project’s fist editor-in-chief.
Keller has worked for The New York Times since 1984 as a correspondent, editor and, most recently, as an Op-Ed columnist. From July 2003 until September 2011, he was the executive editor of The Times. During his eight years in that role, The Times sustained and built its newsgathering staff, winning 18 Pulitzer Prizes, and expanded its audience by adapting the newsroom to the journalistic potential of the Internet. The newsroom also participated in the creation of a digital subscription plan to help secure the company’s economic future.
Before becoming executive editor, Keller had spent two years as an Op-Ed columnist and senior writer for The New York Times Magazine. He served as managing editor from 1997 to 2001, and as foreign editor from 1995 to 1997.
As chief of The Times bureau in Johannesburg from April 1992 until May 1995, he covered the end of white rule in South Africa. From December 1986 to October 1991, Keller was a Times correspondent in Moscow, reporting on the easing and ultimate collapse of Communist rule and the breakup of the Soviet Union. In 1989, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage.
Before coming to The Times, Keller was a reporter for The Dallas Times Herald, the Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report in Washington and The Portland Oregonian.
Keller graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. degree in 1970 and is a member of the college’s board of trustees. He lives in New York with his wife, Emma Gilbey Keller, and their daughters, Molly and Alice.
Nicole Gordon, Executive Director
Nicole Gordon is an attorney and public policy expert. She was the founding executive director of New York City’s pioneer Campaign Finance Board, which administers public financing for political campaigns and is considered a national and international model. As vice president of the JEHT Foundation, Gordon oversaw funding of a wide range of criminal justice projects, including evaluating promising reforms in prisoner re-entry policy across the country. She recently chaired the Accountability Task Force of the New York State Office of Public Safety, and has assisted the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the New York City Department of Investigation on special projects.
Gordon received the Outstanding Service Award from the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws, the Columbia Law School Lawrence A. Wien Prize for Social Responsibility and a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellowship at Harvard Law School. She produced “An Empire of Reason,” an Emmy-award winning documentary about the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
She is a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia Law School. She was a law clerk to the Hon. Harold Medina of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals and an associate at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, where she worked on First Amendment cases. She was subsequently counsel to the chairman of the New York State Commission on Government Integrity (“The Feerick Commission”).
Tim Golden, Managing Editor for Investigations and News
Tim Golden has worked as a journalist for nearly 30 years, primarily as an investigative reporter and foreign correspondent. His forthcoming book is about the history of America’s detention of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.
Golden was a senior writer at The New York Times and contributor to The New York Times Magazine. He has twice shared the Pulitzer Prize: in 1998 for International Reporting, for articles about the effects of drug corruption in Mexico, and in 1987 for National Reporting, for stories related to the Iran-contra affair. He has been a Schwartz senior fellow at the New America Foundation and received the 2010 MacArthur Residency at Yaddo.
Golden joined the Times in 1990 and reported from Mexico City and San Francisco before returning to New York in 1998 as an investigative reporter assigned to the foreign staff. In 2000, he joined the newspaper’s first investigative unit.
Previously, Golden was on the foreign staff of the Miami Herald, working from El Salvador and Brazil. He began his journalistic career as a foreign-affairs reporter in the Washington bureau of United Press International.
Gabriel Dance, Managing Editor for Digital
Gabriel Dance is a journalist and editor working at the cutting edge of digital news. He began his career in 2006 at The New York Times, eventually serving as chief multimedia producer. After more than four years creating award-winning projects, Dance left the Times to help launch the iPad-only news source, The Daily, as art director for news.
Dance joined The Guardian as interactive editor in 2012. Based in New York City, he helped launch the Guardian US, building a graphics team that garnered awards and recognition for interactive storytelling. He was part of a group of journalists who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency.
Dance’s work has also won an Emmy award, an Alfred L. DuPont award, a World Press Photo award, and several awards from the Online News Association, the Society for News Design, and Malofiej, the premier information graphics competition.
Dana Goldstein, Staff Writer
Dana Goldstein is a journalist with deep expertise in public education, inequality, social science, and gender issues. Her book The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession, will be published by Doubleday in September 2014.
At The Marshall Project, Goldstein will cover research on criminal justice and will report on the school-to-prison pipeline.
She has received a Schwartz fellowship from the New America Foundation, a Puffin fellowship from the Nation Institute, and a Spencer Fellowship from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Previously, she was a writer and editor at The Daily Beast and The American Prospect. She contributes to Slate, The Atlantic, and other national magazines, and is a graduate of Brown University.
Neil Barsky, Founder and Publisher
Neil Barsky has enjoyed a distinguished career in the fields of journalism, finance and filmmaking. Neil co-founded the hedge fund Midtown Capital and founded Alson Capital Partners, which at its peak stood at $3.5 billion assets under management. After retiring from the investment business in 2009, Neil directed KOCH, the critically-acclaimed documentary film about New York City’s former mayor, which was released theatrically in 2013.
Previously, Neil was a reporter for the New York Daily News and The Wall Street Journal. While at the Journal, he won a Loeb Award for his coverage of the collapse of Donald Trump’s business empire. Neil also worked as an equity research analyst for Morgan Stanley. He was the #1 ranked lodging and gaming analyst in the 1997 Institutional Investor magazine poll.
Neil serves on the boards of Youth Communication and Oberlin College, from which he graduated. He taught economics at Oberlin in 2009. Neil is chairman of the board of overseers of the Columbia Journalism Review and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.