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Erin Trahan, Editor and Publisher

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Editor / Publisher: Erin Trahan

Managing EditorCatherine Stewart

Senior Producer: Maddy Kadish

Staff WritersKurt Brokaw, Senior Film Critic; Maud Dillingham; Neil Kendricks; Patrick Pearce; Rebecca Reynolds; Minhae Shim

Web Architect: Kate Lee

Magazine Contributors: See a complete list

Graphic Designer – Logo: D. Christian Harrison

Board Members: Michele MeekElizabeth Donius, Amy Elliott

Editor EmeritusMike Hofman 

Join Our Team!

The Independent is always looking for writers and contributing editors to submit features, conduct interviews, and send us regular reports from the field. Check out our guidelines for the kinds of stories we’re looking for. We also frequently need self-driven editorial interns who can work virtually. If you’re interested, contact us with a resume, clips, and story ideas.