Guia Baggi is a Milanese raised in Tuscany, early-career reporter. A year and a half ago she co-founded together with seven other journalists the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism based in Italy. Before embarking in this experience Guia studied in three different European universities for a two-year Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme in Journalism and Media within Globalisation, having the chance to examine for her MA thesis the organisation, the motives and the practices of nonprofit investigative journalism centres in the US and in Europe. Her journalistic experience has been mainly within local news media in Florence.
Zanna Katlyn McKay is a recent graduate of Mount Holyoke College where she designed a major in multimedia journalism and also studied film. Her thesis, for which she received High Honors, was a combination long-form written and radio piece about the housekeepers at Mount Holyoke. She now lives in Siena, Italy.
Recently, Guia and Zanna met at a café near where Guia works at La Nazione in Florence to set down in writing some of the interesting conversations they have had since becoming Next Gen partners for Round Earth Media. They are looking forward to going to Milan at the beginning of December to collect material for their first story together. Here’s their interview of each other!