The Missing takes an in-depth look at the stories of some of New York’s missing, delving into individual experiences of searching for the lost as well as the system that handles their cases.

The Missing is a product of the NYCity News Service at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, in partnership with City Limits, a non-profit investigative news publication.

The Missing is the winner of the 2015 Online Journalism Award for Student Projects—Large


The Staff

Lisa Brown
Brown.PictureLisa Brown is a student and journalist from Brooklyn. She’s a music enthusiast, coffee addict and astrology lover. You can usually catch her eating sushi, ranting to friends, drinking craft beer with her boyfriend and getting bullied by her adorable gray cat. Follow her on Twitter at @LisaM_Brown.
Mack Burke
Mack BurkeMack Burke is a Master’s candidate at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. Before attending graduate school, he was a sports writer at The Tennessean in Nashville, Tenn. from 2012 – 2014. Currently, his life revolves around school, work and pondering ways the Red Sox will improve the starting rotation before June.
Aliza Chasan
alizaAliza Chasan is a freelance journalist in New York interested in behavioral economics, politics and culture. She’s a caffeine, music and TV junkie. Aliza has written for The New York Daily NewsDNAinfoVoices of New YorkBensonhurst Bean and The Jewish Link of New Jersey. Follow her on Twitter at @alizachasan.
Emrys Eller
John EllerEmrys Eller is a New York-based multimedia journalist reporting on end-of-life care and homelessness. He grew up on a homestead in rural Alaska. Since leaving the Last Frontier, he has traveled to dozens of cities across four continents and lived in Seattle, Austin, Brooklyn and Santiago, Chile. Follow him on Twitter at @johnemryseller.
Asia Ewart
asiaAsia Ewart is a master’s candidate at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Her journalistic interests include arts and culture, feminist issues and every cat video the Internet has to offer. Follow her on Twitter at @asiaewart.
Mia Garchitorena
MiaMia Garchitorena is a health and science journalist at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She covers medicine and social psychology to urban and racial issues in New York. She has been published by the Jewish Voice and Mott Haven Herald. Follow her on Twitter at @miagarch.
Justin Joffe
justinJustin Joffe is a freelance writer who plays guitar and violin when he isn’t writing about music. He lives in Bushwick with his lovely girlfriend and two gerbils. Follow him on Twitter at @joffaloff.
Tionah Lee
TionahTionah Lee is a journalist and student who’s overdressed for every occasion. When she is not busy making a deadline for school, she can be overheard talking about all things pop culture and watching “Pretty Little Liars.” Her work has appeared on the Baltimore Sun’s TV Lust blog, and VH1’s Celebrity blog. Follow her on Twitter at @holaitstati.
Lena Masri
Lena MasriLena Masri is a freelance journalist. She has previously worked for the national Danish daily Berlingske and the Danish public radio station Radio24syv. Follow her on Twitter at @masrilena.
Danni Santana
Danni SantanaDanni Santana is a journalist by day, sports enthusiast by night. He is in the business concentration at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and will intern at Crain’s New York Business this summer. He covers sports, business and health. He has been published on Bleacher Report and LifeHealthPro. Follow him on Twitter at @danimals_9.
Annamarya Scaccia
1469980_950134725393_506722996_nAnnamarya Scaccia is a freelance multimedia journalist who reports on social justice issues including domestic violence, reproductive and sexual health, disabilities and transgender rights. Her work has appeared in the New York Daily News, Philadelphia City Paper and Philadelphia Weekly and at City Limits, RH Reality Check, Next City and the Raw Story. Like any native New Yorker, Annamarya drinks too much coffee and has strong opinions about the Yankees. She also enjoys collecting kitschy knick-knacks, listening to ’70s AM radio pop and wandering around cities. Follow her on Twitter at @annamarya_s.
Levi Sharpe
levi1_BW_2Levi Sharpe is a freelance journalist, sculptor and banjo picker. It is not uncommon to see him chasing down stories while inhaling Clif Bars. He is currently a Master’s candidate at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where he is concentrating in Health and Science journalism with a focus in both print and audio storytelling. His work has appeared in the New York Daily News, Brooklyn Based, Youth Today and Follow him on Twitter at @levisharpe.
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
yu_headshotKanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn is a multimedia journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. She hails from Chiang Mai, Thailand, and graduated from Wesleyan University, where she studied European history, literature and philosophy. She attends the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Follow her on Twitter at @yukvon.