Jamelle Bouie is the chief political correspondent for Slate magazine and a political analyst for CBS News, covering campaigns, elections, and national affairs. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Washington Post, The Nation, and other publications. Prior to Slate, Jamelle was a staff writer at The Daily Beast and a writing fellow at The American Prospect magazine.
Virginia Heffernan works with some of the world's greatest technology companies to build brand narratives that create real growth and attract both talent and customers. As a culture critic and top-line futurist, she uses narrative, mission, vision, lexicon, manifesto, and ingenious content marketing in her work with companies like PayPal and Earnest, as well as major venture firms in San Francisco and New York. WIRED co-founder Kevin Kelly once called her “a new kind of wizard.” Heffernan, who has a Ph.D. from Harvard, is the author of "MAGIC AND LOSS: The Internet as Art."
Jacob Weisberg is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of The Slate Group, which includes Slate magazine and Panoply. He is also the creator and host of Trumpcast, a near-daily podcast dedicated to understanding the Trump phenomenon. He began at Slate as Chief Political Correspondent in 1996, and was Editor from 2002 to 2008. He is the author of several books, including 2008 New York Times bestseller "The Bush Tragedy," and his latest, a 2016 biography of Ronald Reagan. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the PEN American Center, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the Interactive Advertising Bureau.