Yong Volz

Yong Volz is an associate professor of journalism studies at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Volz, who was born and raised in China, received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from People’s University of China and a master’s degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also holds a doctoral degree in mass … Continued

Scott Swafford

Scott Swafford is an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and senior city editor at the Columbia Missourian newspaper. He worked as a reporter and editor at Missouri newspapers for 19 years, including 13 years at the Columbia Daily Tribune, before coming to the Missouri School of Journalism as a professor … Continued

Chris Shipley

Chris Shipley is a technology industry journalist, analyst, and entrepreneur. Most recently the co-founder and CEO of Guidewire Group, Inc., Shipley developed the company’s framework for innovation measurement and mentorship to help established and emerging companies identify market opportunities and accelerate business growth. As a journalist, Shipley began covering the personal technology industry in 1984, … Continued

Daniel Schultz

Dan Schultz is a senior software engineer at the Internet Archive and the creator of Truth Goggles, a real-time fact checker tool that provides “a credibility layer for the Internet.” Schultz earned a master’s degree in media arts and sciences from the MIT Media Lab and was a 2012 Knight-Mozilla Fellow at the Boston Globe. … Continued

Eric Newton

Eric Newton is the innovation chief at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He also serves as a consultant for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation assisting with special projects and grants. Prior to coming to ASU, Newton was the senior adviser to the president at the Knight … Continued

Misha Leybovich

Misha Leybovich is the founder and chief executive officer of Meograph, a four-dimensional storytelling platform that was launched in 2012. Although he has held various positions in the business and engineering fields over the years, his lifelong passion for storytelling is what led him to create Meograph with co-founder Francis Escuadro. Leybovich, who was born … Continued

Kim Garretson

Garretson is a digital media and advertising technology innovator, having launched numerous digital products and companies starting in the early 1980s. He is co-founder and adviser to Ovative/Group where he works with major brands and agencies on innovation discovery through the venture capital industry. Garretson also is an adviser and board member for venture-backed digital … Continued