Round Earth Media

Our People

Journalists, mentors, and REM vision. All part of the story.

It takes a team to keep the lights on.

REM’s technique of pairing U.S. and in-country journalists represents a new way to gather, understand, and write the news.  The innovation continues with our simultaneous distribution of the same story to major media in the U.S. and in-country of the same story.

Recent Teams:

Aida Alami
Tala Elissa
Celia Guerrero
Nina Feldman
German Andino
Marlon Bishop
Ishan Thakore
Khaoula Lasmer
Jamila Akweley
Maddy Crowell
JP Keenan
Rim Boudkir
Loubna Fouzar
Sutton Raphael

Our Leadership:

Mary Stucky
Founder + Executive Director

Mary Stucky is the Founder and Executive Director of Peabody Award winning Round Earth Media. Stucky is a veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience reporting from the United States, Mexico, Central and South America and North Africa primarily for NPR. Her reports on Chinese and Hmong immigrants were part of the documentary series “Crossing East,” which won a 2006 Peabody Award. Stucky created Round Earth Media to help develop a new generation of global correspondents and to cover issues and places that are ignored in this era of shuttered foreign bureaus and shrinking newsrooms.

Here's Mary's reporting on the REM archive.

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Nancy H. Fushan

Nancy H. Fushan is a management consultant specializing in the areas of arts, culture, and public media. Her clients have included the McKnight Foundation, GHR Foundation, the George Family Foundation, the Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response, First Peoples Fund, and the Center for Arts & Community.

From 2000-2009, Fushan was a senior program officer for the Archibald and Edyth Bush Foundation in St. Paul with primary responsibility for directing programs for theater, dance, music, the visual arts, literature, history, and public media. She also has participated on various grant making panels for the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Wallace Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Prior to her philanthropy career, Fushan spent more than two decades in public broadcasting. She was the first female broadcast reporter to cover the Iowa Legislature, and served as an associate producer at National Public Radio in Washington DC in the 1980s. Fushan held a variety of production and national program management positions for Minnesota Public Radio including being part of the launch team for the national documentary series American RadioWorks, which received the Dupont-Columbia Journalism Award.

Meg Davidson

Meg Davidson has over 15 years experience in office management/ administrative procedures for past organizations Subimo and WebMD, and last 5+ years for Round Earth Media. Involvement in the growth and organization of each of these virtual offices has included a wide range of responsibilities and ever changing technology. Incorporating personal ideals with professional opportunities with Round Earth Media and its global reach continues to be very rewarding.

Routinely volunteers for environmental non profit organizations Edina Go Green and
And the family support non profit Baby Space.

Our Interns and Editorial Assistants. If you’re interested in an internship with Round Earth, send us an email at with your resume and career goals and we’ll get back to you if we think there’s a fit.

Mentors and Advisors:

Today many of the very best journalists covering the world are freelancers under the age of 40. Round Earth’s veteran journalists mentor and support these journalists, helping them dig below the surface to provide reliable, fact-checked boots-on-the-ground reporting from outside U.S. borders. Gaining from the expertise of Round Earth’s mentors and advisors, our bi-national reporting teams are able provide stories with context and depth for audiences in the U.S. and in the country where the story is happening.