Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Farnsworth has spent decades researching how media and politics intersect. Check out his website at stephenfarnsworth.net.

American Elections American Government The American Presidency Internet Politics Mass Media and Politics

Marie Shanahan

Associate Professor · University of Connecticut

Professor Shanahan is an expert in the intersection of journalism and digital communication technology, online news and digital discourse.

News Literacy Digital Discourse Journalism Local news Media

Ryan Thornburg, M.A.

Associate Professor, UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media · UNC-Chapel Hill

Thornburg is an expert in data-driven reporting and media economics.

Digital Elections Engagement Local news Fake News

Elizabeth Zechmeister

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science and Director of LAPOP · Vanderbilt University

Expert in Latin American political behavior and director of the world-renowned Latin American Public Opinion Project.

Democracy Polling Latin America Comparative Politics Latin America Democracy

Adam Schiffer

Associate Professor, Political Science · Texas Christian University

Professor Schiffer writes and speaks on media bias, presidential nomination contests, political news, elections, and public opinion.

Public Opinion and American Politics National Elections Political News Presidential Nomination Contests Media Bias

Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor · University of Connecticut

Dr. Oeldorf-Hirsch's research focuses on information sharing on social media, particularly in the areas of news, science, and well-being.

Science Communication News Engagement Computer-mediated communication Communication Technology Social Media

Frank Waddell

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Frank Waddell's research interests are at the intersection of new technology and online storytelling.

Artificial Intelligence Media Violence Media Effects Online News Fake News

Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick

Professor | School of Communication · The Ohio State University

Communications expert, focusing on the politics of media

Media Selection New Media Political Communication Health communication News

Heidi Tworek

Assistant Professor of History · University of British Columbia

Professor Tworek's current research focuses on communications, international organizations, history, and transatlantic relations.

News and Media International Relations International Organizations Legal History Germany and Europe

Melita Garza

Associate Professor · Texas Christian University

Melita Garza’s areas of expertise include journalism history, diversity, businesses and economic news and literary journalism.

Media Literacy Fake News Journalism History Literary Journalism Diversity

Mindy McAdams

Chair/Professor · University of Florida

Mindy McAdams studies communication technologies, online journalism, interactivity and multimedia, the Internet and changes in societies.

Artificial Intelligence Data Journalism Numeracy and Coding Communication Technology

Lisa Fazio

Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development · Vanderbilt University

Expert on how people process true and false information, and how to mitigate the effects of reading and sharing false information.

How to prevent sharing false information online Lies Fake News Developmental Science Cognition

Thomas Ksiazek, PhD

Associate Professor of Communication; Director of Graduate Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Thomas Ksiazek's, PhD, research is focused on the media industry's constant evolution to satisfy the needs of its audience.

Communication Media Industries Cross-Platform Audience Behavior Network Analysis of Digital Media Use News Audiences

Lyn Millner, M.F.A.

Expert in news literacy, journalism, writing and cults · Florida Gulf Coast University

Lyn Millner is an author whose specialties include Florida history and narrative journalism.

Editing Journalism History News Literacy Mobile Journalism Grammar

Amanda J. Crawford

Assistant Professor · University of Connecticut

Professor Crawford is a veteran political reporter, literary journalist, and expert in journalism ethics and misinformation.

Literary Journalism Media News Literacy Misinformation Journalism Ethics

Wayne Elsey

Head Coach/CEO · Elsey Enterprises

Head Coach/CEO of Elsey Enterprises

Public Speaking Public Relations Marketing Strategy Non-Profit Marketing Nonprofit Leadership

Spiro Kiousis

Executive Associate Dean/Professor · University of Florida

Spiro Kiousis’ research interests include political public relations, political communication and digital communication.

Public Relations Campaign Public Relations Research Public Relations Strategy Political Communication

Antino Kim

Assistant Professor of Decision and Information Technologies · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Antino Kim is an expert in digital piracy, fake news, social media and the supply chain of information goods.

Cloud Computing IT and Worker Displacement Social Media Fake News Digital Piracy

Michael Fabiano

Vice President, Revenue-Local Media · THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

An established leader in the media industry with an extensive understanding of digital, broadcast and print.

Publishing Financial Planning Business & Strategic Planning Negotiating Agreements Business Process Engineering

Sylvia Chan-Olmsted

Professor/Director · University of Florida

Sylvia Chan-Olmsted researches cross-platform media consumption and AI applications in media and marketing communications.

Media Management and Economics Communication Technology Brand Relationships Artificial Intelligence Media Competition