Staff/Off The News 2016


Laurence Bekk-Day covers Bedford–Stuyvesant for The Brooklyn Ink, where he also works as the site’s co-managing editor. Born in Paris, he majored in history and English at La Sorbonne and then studied journalism for his master’s degree at Sciences Po Paris. Laurence has written for magazines such as Les Inrockuptibles and Paris Match, covering arts and culture, before working as an associate producer for the news TV channel France 24.




Igor Bosilkovski covers Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens for The Brooklyn Ink. He was born in Skopje, Macedonia, and moved to California to study at Chapman University. Igor has interned for Leonardo Di Caprio’s company, Appian Way Productions, as well as The Orange County Register. He has worked as a foreign correspondent for a Macedonian newspaper and for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, and he runs a comic Facebook page called One Time I.

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TEST TEST Whale covers deep sea events for The Brooklyn Ink. He has lived in oceans from South America to Canada, enjoys singing, and eating massive quantities.





Jill Bosserman is co-managing editor of The Brooklyn Ink and covers Park Slope. She is a writer and an audio journalist. Jill recently graduated from Purdue University, where she studied English and history. She grew up in southern Indiana and considers herself a Midwesterner at heart.



Kate Cough covers Red Hook for The Brooklyn Ink, where she is also the photo editor. A native Mainer, she graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Anthropology in 2011, after which she worked in restaurants while living aboard an old sailboat, rode her bicycle from Portugal to Zanzibar, and attended medical school for a semester at the University of New England.




Majlie de Puy Kamp covers DUMBO, the Navy Yard, and Vinegar Hill for The Brooklyn Ink. Raised in the Netherlands, Majlie holds degrees in International Relations and International Dispute Resolution from European and American universities. She spent a couple of years in the financial sector before focusing on journalism. Before coming to Columbia to study investigative reporting, she was a humanitarian aid volunteer in the refugee crisis on the Greek island of Lesbos.




Max Hauptman covers Fort Greene and Clinton Hill for The Brooklyn Ink. A Brooklyn native, he graduated from West Point in 2010 with a degree in International Relations. Max was an Army officer for six years before transitioning to journalism.




Patrick Martin covers Greenpoint for The Brooklyn Ink. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in multimedia studies with a focus in journalism. He freelanced for south Florida publications and interned as a general assignment reporter for The Treasure Coast Newspapers. Patrick is a combat veteran from the 82nd Airborne Division who’s been to both Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times and helped with humanitarian relief in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.



Sushmita Pathak covers Gowanus for The Brooklyn Ink, where she also works as an engagement editor. Sushmita grew up in India and completed her undergraduate studies in Dubai, UAE in 2016, where she majored in electronics and communication engineering. During her undergrad, she worked as a writer and editor at a UAE-based online magazine for one year. She aspires to be a radio journalist.




Rebecca Scott covers Williamsburg for The Brooklyn Ink. She graduated from Pitzer College in 2012 with a B.A. in English and Sociology and has been living in Brooklyn ever since. She worked in higher education for four years before deciding to pursue a journalism degree.




Jessie Shi covers Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights for The Brooklyn Ink, where she also works as an engagement editor. She graduated from Syracuse University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in newspaper and online journalism and a minor in sociology. Jessie has various newsroom experiences in China and the United States. Her experience included multimedia assistant at Shanghai Orient Webcasting, reporter and editor at The NewsHouse and Syracuse University Magazine. She aspires to become a multimedia journalist and news editor.



Manuel Villa covers Crown Heights and Prospect Heights for The Brooklyn Ink. Originally from Mexico, he lived for six years in Tokyo and nine years altogether in Japan, and he speaks Spanish, English, and Japanese. After eleven years in the financial industry, he is a student of investigative journalism.









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