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Coda tells you stories you never heard before, shows you connections you never knew existed, and investigates the nuance and complexity of the world

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Current channels

Propaganda warfare is increasingly shaping narratives, policies and lives around the world.


Authoritarian Tech

Modern technology was supposed to end dictatorship. But will it end democracy instead?


Migration challenges politics, society and the very definition of national identity in Europe


LGBTQ rights are the new front line of a fierce ideological battle between the Kremlin and the West.


Out editorial policy

We care about accuracy and our information sources

Coda grants sources anonymity under exceptional circumstances only if they provide information that is not attainable through other channels and put themselves at risk by being identified. In the story, Coda explains why the source requested anonymity and the source’s motivation for revealing information. Coda does not pay for interviews nor do our journalists accept gifts of any kind from sources.
Coda journalists identify as Coda journalists. We do not misidentify or misrepresent to get a story. Coda operates undercover only in exceptional cases after rigorous discussion with senior management.
Coda recognizes that private people have a greater right to control information about themselves than do public officials and others who seek power, influence or attention. Coda journalists strive to minimize harm by reporting with sensitivity and compassion for those who may be adversely affected by our stories.
Coda strives for accuracy without exceptions. If there is a mistake in a story, Coda will post a correction as soon as it is confirmed and will make it clear when texts have been altered for correction.
Who we are

We are a team of experienced reporters and editors, technologists and designers

We work to tell you stories you have never heard before and show you connections between them you never knew existed

Board of directors
Natalia Antelava
A co-founder of Coda, Natalia is an Emmy-nominee and award winning journalist. Originally from Tbilisi, Georgia she started her career freelancing in West Africa. Since then, she had been BBC’s resident correspondent in the Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East, Washington DC and India. She has covered the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008, the war in Eastern Ukraine and reported undercover from Burma, Yemen and Uzbekistan. Her investigations into human rights abuses in Central Asia, Iraq and the United States have won her a number of awards. In addition to a career in broadcast journalism, Natalia has also written for the Guardian, Forbes magazine and the New Yorker among others.
Nicholas Dawes
Deputy executive director for media at Human Rights Watch. Previously Nicholas was the chief content office of Hindustan Times, one of India’s largest news organization and editor-in-chief of South Africa’s leading investigative and political title, the Mail & Guardian. He is also a co-founder and a director of the Mail & Guardian Center for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit set up to support major reporting projects, advocate for freedom of information and provide training to journalists from across Southern Africa.
Belinda Goldsmith
Belinda is editor-in-chief at Thomson Reuters Foundation where she is responsible for the global news services covering humanitarian issues, climate change, women’s rights, corruption and good governance. She is a high energy journalist who has reported from over 25 countries on political, financial and general news. Belinda is a judge for the European Press Prize and International Network of Street Newspapers annual awards.
Ilan Greenberg
A co-founder of Coda, Ilan was a 2015 Tow-Knight Fellow at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism and a New York City-based magazine and newspaper writer. Ilan was a visiting public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington DC. He was a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong and has since written for the New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Slate, and Foreign Policy among other publications. Ilan teaches writing at the Globalization and International Affairs Program at Bard College.
Liz Heron
Liz is a digital media executive and journalist who has spent her career specializing in the intersection of reporting, storytelling and digital innovation. Currently, she consults on digital media strategies — for the Knight Foundation and others — after serving most recently as the Executive Editor of The Huffington Post. At HuffPost, she led a nimble, digitally-savvy newsroom of reporters, editors and video journalists. Before joining The Huffington Post, she ran the news and journalism partnerships team at Facebook. Previously, Liz was a senior editor at The Wall Street Journal in charge of news for mobile, social media, audience development and multimedia. Prior to that, Liz was Social Media Editor at The New York Times. Before that, she was on ABCNews.com’s audience development team, increasing traffic, interactivity and engagement through SEO, social media and blogs. Before ABCNews, Liz spent five years at the Washington Post as an editor on the Foreign, National Security and Local desks, developing strategies to cover the news using social media, curation and interactivity; running multimedia projects, live-blogging major international news events, and developing new blogs and partnerships.

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