Michael Skoler

Michael Skoler has worked in print, radio, television and the Web — producing a daily show for the CBS Radio Network, reporting at WGBH-TV in Boston, and serving as a science and foreign correspondent at National Public Radio in Washington DC and Nairobi, Kenya. After receiving an MBA in 1999, he spent two and a … Continued

Sean Reily

Sean Patrick Reily was a 2009-2010 Fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, where his work was dedicated to finding profitable business models for newspapers on E-Reader devices. He is also director of editorial business and business planning at the Los Angeles Times and leads the development of E-Reader editions and … Continued

Stephanie Padgett

Stephanie Padgett is the senior vice president of media operations and strategy of True Media in Columbia, Missouri. Padgett has worked with advertisers, publishers, and research companies. As a media planner and buyer at Empower MediaMarketing she developed and executed campaigns for national and local clients ranging from Marion Merrell Dow to CNBC, Roto-Rooter, Health … Continued

Michele McLellan

Michele McLellan is a journalist and consultant who works on projects that help foster a healthy local news ecosystem. Her principal clients are the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Knight Digital Media Center at the University of Southern California. Building on her fellowship at RJI, McLellan continues her independent research into the … Continued

Clyde Bentley

Professor Clyde Bentley worked for 25 years in the newspaper industry before earning his doctorate in journalism at the University of Oregon in 2000. His dissertation, “Make My Day: Ritual, Dependency and the Habit of Newspaper Reading,” grew out of his prior experiences as a reporter, editor, general manager and marketing director at newspapers in … Continued

Jacqueline Banaszynski

Jacqui Banaszynski spent 20 years as a beat and enterprise reporter, then worked as projects editor at newspapers in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. For her series “AIDS in the Heartland” — an intimate look at the life and death of a gay farm couple, published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press — Banaszynski won … Continued