Dan Sinker and Rebecca Weiss of Mozilla


Dan Sinker heads up the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project for Mozilla. From 2008-2011 he taught in the journalism department at Columbia College Chicago where he focused on entrepreneurial journalism and the mobile web. He is the author of the popular @MayorEmanuel twitter account and was the founding editor of the influential underground culture magazine Punk Planet until its closure in 2007. He is the editor of We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet, the collected interviews and was a 2007-08 Knight Fellow at Stanford University.

Rebecca Weiss is a member of the Metrics and Analytics team at Mozilla Corporation, where she works on problems relating to market share, growth of product, and brand engagement. Unlike other major tech companies, Mozilla does not have a traditional Data Science team due to concerns about data ownership and privacy, which makes the life of an analyst an interesting challenge. Rebecca also has a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia, a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is working on her PhD in Communication from Stanford. She is also a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and a fellow of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation.