Julian Hayda

Julian Hayda is a journalist, multimedia producer, and community convener based in Chicago and Kyiv. Previously he was Newmark Journalist Scholar at the Global Cyber Alliance's Internet and Democracy Program and a producer for Worldview, the long-running daily global issues talk show on WBEZ, Chicago Public Media. He was a co-founder of The Euromaidan Journalist Collective, a nonprofit formed to provide news and analysis of the 2013-2014 revolution and ongoing war in Ukraine. Julian directed a feature-length film called Block Four: Chernobyl 2011, and has worked on several multimedia projects in Ukraine, Canada, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Italy, and Cuba. ​ ​​Julian holds a master’s degree in international studies from DePaul University. He won the Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2015, and was a finalist for the Pinnacle Award for Best Profile Writing in 2015. Follow him on Twitter at @julianhayda.