Marisa Mazria Katz
Marisa Mazria Katz is a journalist/editor of Syrian descent. She has contributed to numerous publications, including the The New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, NPR, Marketplace, Time and The New York Review of Books.
She has been awarded major grants for her editorial work from the Keith Haring Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding and the Andy Warhol Foundation. In 2009 she received funding from the US State Department for a four-year program that taught journalism to teenagers from a marginalized community in Casablanca, Morocco.
In 2018 Mazria Katz served as one of the first Kickstarter Fellows, and later that year she founded the Craig Newmark Philanthropies–funded program the Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism. The program—whose central mission is to place writing by artists in major media publications like The New Yorker, The Guardian, Wired and The Atlantic—has supported works that have gone on to win a Pulitzer Prize, New York Press Club award, and a SXSW Film Festival 2021 Special Jury Recognition for Immersive Journalism.
Mazria Katz was the founding editor of Creative Time Reports. The program’s key goal was to publish artists’ unflinching perspectives on the most challenging issues of our times. With Creative Time Reports, artists were correspondents and brought their own unique spin to current events. Under her tenure, the website co-published Creative Time Reports content with The Guardian, Al Jazeera America, Foreign Policy, The New Yorker, Slate, Salon, The Intercept and many more. In 2019 with Paper Chase Press, she published Artists on the News, a selection of work from Creative Time Reports.