Madeleine Bair is an award-winning journalist and media developer. She is the founder of El Tímpano, a Spanish-language reporting lab designed in collaboration with Oakland’s Latinx and Mayan immigrants, and described as an “outstanding innovation model” in the 2019 Latino News Media report. Madeleine is proud to have begun her career in journalism as a kid in a youth media organization based in a church attic in downtown Oakland. Since then, she has taught radio production to teenagers, worked on a morning show at Chicago Public Radio, produced multimedia for Human Rights Watch, and collaborated with media activists from around the world. Madeleine’s stories have appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Colorlines, and broadcast on public media programs including PRI’s The World and Independent Lens.