Festival Year: 2023

Jessica Stahl

Roles: Moderator

Jess Stahl is the editor for creative storytelling at Grist, a nonprofit, independent newsroom covering climate, justice, and solutions. In that role, she oversees reporting and projects that aim to bring climate narratives to new audiences through creative storytelling techniques and community engagement. Before coming to Grist, she was the director of audio at The Washington Post, where she launched the newspaper’s podcast operation, growing it into an award-winning industry leader in both innovation and audience reach. Jess was previously The Post’s deputy editor for audience, overseeing a newsroom group focused on developing targeted audience growth strategies and smart multimedia content. That team won an Edward R. Murrow award for its work during the 2016 presidential election. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins SAIS and Princeton University, and lives in Washington, D.C.


2023 Program(s): 

VS Goliath: Work-in Progress Sneak Preview & Panel Discussion


Festival Year: 2023