Tamara Witschge

Tamara Witschge is an associate professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the Centre for Media Studies and Journalism at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. During the past 15 years, she has researched and theorized the role that media and public debate play in society and how this is impacted by changing political, economic, … Continued

Anne Thompson

Artist and writer Anne Thompson is the founder and curator of the I-70 Sign Show, a public-art billboard and event project (launched in April 2014) that positions the Midwestern interstate as a site for cultural and political commentary. Her studio practice uses painting, works on paper, needlepoint, and artist’s books to explore communication systems around … Continued

Marie Tessier

Marie Tessier works at the intersection of democracy, news and interactive media as the lead moderator of reader comments to the Opinion pages of NYTimes.com, and as the contributing writer of audience engagement posts in opinion blogs. Her work in Community and Interactive News Technology is part of the company’s audience development strategy. As the … Continued

Harsh Taneja

Harsh Taneja is an assistant professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and a 2015-2016 RJI Fellow. He studies audience behavior and its implications for media institutions.This program of research and teaching draws on his interdisciplinary training in the Media, Technology and Society program at Northwestern as well as his professional experience doing audience research … Continued

Mark Nienhueser

Mark Nienhueser is the former advertising director for the Missouri Press Service and was the project lead for the organization’s 2015-16 RJI institutional fellowship. He is now an agent for Farmers Insurance. Before coming to MPS in 2013, Nienhueser managed a team as vice president of sales for Service Noodle, a digital startup in Columbia. … Continued

Victor Hernandez

Victor Hernandez has developed a reputation for infusing traditional journalism leadership with new media applications. Hernandez is currently the director of media Innovation at Banjo, a technology startup specializing in event detection used everyday by thousands of journalists. In 2015-16 he concluded an academic fellowship with the Reynolds Journalism Institute that focused on the impact … Continued

Brian Hensel

Brian Hensel is a 2015-2016 RJI Fellow and an assistant teaching professor in the University of Missouri’s Department of Health Management and Informatics. Hensel has 15 years of experience as a health care executive, which included responsibility for a range of post-acute, long-term, and end-of-life care services within vertically integrated, hospital-based health systems. He began … Continued

Barrett Golding

Barrett Golding, web developer and leader of Hearing Voices from NPR, will create a suite of open-source WordPress plugins designed to make journalists’ everyday tasks faster and easier.  

Mark Deuze

Mark Deuze is a professor of media studies, specializing in journalism at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities. He worked at Indiana University’s Department of Telecommunications in Bloomington, from 2004 to 2013 where he shared responsibility for developing and teaching the media management graduate program. Before transitioning to academia, Deuze worked as a … Continued

Tracy Clark

Tracy Clark is a digital strategist specializing in the intersection of digital media and interactive technology, and she is also the founder of Reportory. Her background is a blend of entrepreneurship, technology and online media, which helps her quickly adapt to business changes and technology advancements by crafting and aligning content, strategy and marketing efforts … Continued