Penelope (Penny) Abernathy, M.S., M.B.A.

Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics · UNC-Chapel Hill

Penny Abernathy specializes in helping news organizations survive and thrive in today’s digital media environment

News Deserts Community Journalism Digital Media Journalism

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

Steven King, M.S.

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

As a computer scientist and journalist, King experiments with emerging technologies to present news and information in new ways.

Drones Innovation & Creativity Robotics Virtual Reality VR