Trina Chiasson

Trina Chiasson is a senior product manager for Tableau Software. Prior to that, she was the co-founder and CEO of Infoactive, which was acquired by Tableau in 2015. Trina Chiasson’s work in media has taken her from her home in Maine to Washington, D.C., Hawaii and Chicago. During her fellowship, her work took her to … Continued

Matt (Sokoloff) Broffman

Matt (Sokoloff) Broffman is director of innovation for the city of Orlando (Florida). Before accepting the city’s position, he was the chief executive officer and publisher of Bungalower, a local news site covering Orlando’s (Fla.) bungalow neighborhoods. Prior to his fellowship, Broffman was the product manager at Korrelate where he built and marketed products focused … Continued

Mitchell S. McKinney

Mitchell S. McKinney, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Missouri where he teaches courses in political communication. McKinney has combined practical political experience with his training as a political communication scholar, having served as a staff member in the U.S. Senate and at the White House. He … Continued

Brian Houston

J. Brian Houston, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Missouri and is Program Director for the Terrorism and Disaster Center (TDC) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Houston’s research focuses on communication at all phases of disasters and on the mental health effects and political … Continued

Connie Farrow

Connie Farrow is the owner of Farrow Communications, LLC. As a professional communicator, she strives to advance people’s understanding of complex issues that affect their everyday lives. She is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism. Farrow has written for publications such as The Southeast Missourian, Sedalia Democrat, Springfield News-Leader, USA Today, and The … Continued

Alisa Cromer

As CEO of NewMediaHub, LLC, Alisa Cromer is publisher and editor of LocalMediaInsider, an online trade journal serving local media executives in television, radio and newspapers who are developing digital business models. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and founded Business Communications, Inc in Las Vegas before successfully implementing revenue strategies as COO of … Continued

Kent Collins

Kent Collins is an associate professor and chairman of the Radio-Television Journalism Faculty at the Missouri School of Journalism. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties, he coaches television journalists and consults television station owners in the U.S. and overseas. A Missouri School of Journalism graduate, he has worked in or otherwise been associated … Continued