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

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

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

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

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

Wayne Elsey

Head Coach/CEO · Elsey Enterprises

Head Coach/CEO of Elsey Enterprises

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

Sarah Evans

Chief Evangelist · Sevans Strategy

Social Correspondent, Professional Speaker at Sevans Strategy, Blogger at Sarah's Faves and Chief Evangelist at @Tracky

Social Media Communications Social Correspondent Journalism Content Marketing

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

Sarah Skerik

Vice President, Social Media · PR Newswire

Helping communications pros tune in to customer conversations and trends to drive brand awareness and audience engagement

Digital Marketing Online Pr Seo Strategies Strategic Communications Media Relations

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

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

Lisa Fazio

Assistant 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

Donghee Yvette Wohn

Assistant Professor · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dr. Wohn studies the role of algorithms and social interactions in livestreaming, esports, gaming, and social media.

Algorithm and Society eSports Social Media Human-Computer Interaction

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

Anastassia Fedyk

Assistant Professor · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Labor and Finance Empirical Asset Pricing Behavioral Economics Experimental Economics

Josh Clinton

Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor of Political Science · Vanderbilt University

Polling expert who uses statistical methods to explain political processes. Co-directs the Vanderbilt Poll.

Voters Tennessee politics Polling American Politics Political polls

Ferrel Guillory, M.S.

Professor of the Practice, UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media; Director of Program on Public Life · UNC-Chapel Hill

Guillory can discuss American politics, race and social trends, and education policy in the South and N.C.

Civic Engagement Southern Politics North Carolina Politics Journalism Politics

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

April Lindgren

Associate Professor, School of Journalism · Ryerson University

Local News Research Project, Principal Researcher

Journalism Local news News Media Ethnic media

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

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