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email@example.com David Cuillier is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Arizona, where he teaches public affairs reporting, computerassisted reporting, and access to information. He has a master's degree and doctorate in communication from Washington State University and was a public affairs reporter and city editor for 12 years at daily newspapers in the Pacific Northwest. He helped coordinate an access audit for Washington state in 2001, assists coalitions for open government and has conducted access training for newspapers and regional SP conferences. His J research focuses on the psychology of access - factors that affect public attitudes toward access to government records and strategies that journalists and citizens can use to increase their success at accessing public records.
print editions and Web site. Before that, she was managing editor and vice-president of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. She began her newspaper career at small papers in Florida and Georgia before joining the Atlanta Journal-Constitution where she served in a variety of roles including assistant managing editor, political editor, metro editor and reporter. She also wrote and anchored a cable TV headline service for the paper.
LDeGregory@sptimes.com Lane DeGregory is a features writer who prefers writing about people in the shadows. She sweated with a mailman who was mowing strangers' lawns; hung out with a mother who was giving up custody of her adopted son; followed the guy who carries the "THE" flag in a rodeo. Lane graduated from the University of Virginia, where she was editor-in-chief of the Cavalier Daily student newspaper. Later, she earned a master's degree in rhetoric and communication studies from the University of Virginia. For 10 years, she wrote news and feature stories for the Virginian-Pilot, based in Norfolk, Va. In 2000, Lane moved to Florida to write for the S1.Petersburg Times.
firstname.lastname@example.org Kenny Irby is Poynter's senior faculty for visualjournalism & diversity programs. He is an integral figure in visual journalism education, having founded Poynter's photojournalism program in 1995. He leads seminars and consults in areas of photojournalism, leadership, ethics and diversity. During his 15-year tenure at Poynter, Kenny has traveled to Nigeria, the Netherlands, Denmark, Canada,Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa and Russia, preaching excellence in photojournalism. He chaired the 2007 Pulitzer Prize photography categories, lectured at the World Press Photos buddy tra ining progra m and th e Internationa ICe nter of Photography, is a member of the Eddie Adams Workshop board, and is a founding member of National Press Photographers Association, The Best of Photojournalism (BOP) Committee. He is the recipient of numerous awards: 2007 Sprague Award (the NPPA's highest honor), 2006 Society for News Design President's 2002 NPPA President's Award, 1999 Joseph Costa Award and others. Kenny is a frequent lecturer, teacher and author on photographic reporting issues, most recently with NPR.
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email@example.com Pam Fine is the Knight Chair for News, Leadership and Community". The Knight Chair professorship, which is endowed by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is committed to promoting the study and advancement of journalism and journalism education. Fine teaches reportinq and other journalism classes and works with me.....--..dia organizations and community groups on projects to help Improve news coverage and the flow of information in communities. Fine joined the faculty in May 200Sfrom the Indianapolis Star where was managing editor of the newspaper's
firstname.lastname@example.org(g Former SPJ President Kevin Z. Smith is a career journalist, having worked in newsrooms as a reporter, photographer and editor for more than 20 years. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from West Virginia University and a master's degree in mass communications from Miami University (Ohio). Smith has worked at various daily papers in West Virginia including publications in Fairmont where he was managing editor, Morgantown as city editor, Parkersburgas a business writer and Grafton as sports editor. He also worked as a reporter for Bloomberg Financial News in Washington, D.C. Smith was inducted into SPJas a
West Virginia University student in 1978. H joined the thics ommiltee in 1988 and served as chair of the committee from 1994-96. the tw years when the ethics code was rewritten. He is a contributor to two 0 the SPJ ethics books, "Doing thics in Journalism" and he has written for trade publica ions and scholarly journals on ethical issues. He also served as the society's Sun hine Chair, an advocate for open meetings and records laws i'n We'!it Virginia, for five years. He served on the n tional board in 1997 as a campus advls Tat-large. He al 0 has worked on the onvention's resolution and nominations committees.
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Lynn Walsh is an Investigative Video Journalist at Texas Watchdog, a non-profit news website in Texas. A graduate ofOhio University's EW. Scripps School of Journalism, Wish primarily focuses her investigative pieces on the Houston Ind pend nt Schoo! District. rhe seventh largest school system in the country. Lynn began her career as a reporter for The Government Chann I in Athens, Ohio were she covered ity and county i sues for the citizens and students living in Arh ns ounty, Ms. Walsh has also put time in at s veral other media organization including he w bsite http://palestra.ne ,Ohio Watchdog, The Buckeye Institute and WSYXIWTTE aU located in Columbus, OH, WRG /WKEF in Dayton, Ohio, WMAR in Baltimore, and "The Today Show" In N w York City. Lynn is an active member of Radio Ielevision Digital N ws As 0 iation, IRE and serves as the Chair for the Society of rofasslon I Journ lists' G neration J ommitte . Lynn loves concerts, warm we ther and anything related La social m dia.
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Debora H. Wenger, a 17-year broadcast n ws v reran, is assistant professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi. Prior to her a ademic appointments, Wenger was aslstant news director at WFLA lV in Tampa, nger conducts research in the area of multimedia and provides multimedia raining to newsrooms around the country. She received her undergraduate degree rom what is now known as Minnesota State University where she graduated summa cum laude. She received a masters degree from University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
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COLORADO DAJLY email@example.com Whitney Bryen graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in journalism and an emphasis in online media in December 2009. Shortly after graduation, Whitney moved to Colorado and accepted the campus reporter position at the Colorado Daily in Boulder where she continues to work. For the past year, she has been freelancing for the Denver Post, Colorado Springs Independent and Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit investigative news web site. Whitney plans to continue working for newspapers and learning about online news and multimedia, and hopes to eventually work for the Associated Press. WALL STREET JOURN L kimberly. firstname.lastname@example.org Kimberly Chou is a news assistant on The Wall Street Journal's national desk. As Q freelancer, she has contributed to printand online publications including CJR.org, Art in America, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and South China Morning Post. She graduated with degrees in English and political science from the University of Michigan in 2009, where she was an editor at The Michigan Daily newspaper and dreamt of one day writing for a long-form journal-which she still. aims to do.
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email@example.com Originally from Mkhigan, LaToya Cross graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism. After meeting the editor ofN'digo at a media forum, she submitted material for an internship; following the interview, she was offered and accepted the full-time associate editor position. Working as a professional writer and editor for more than a year, her future goals include becoming an author and the host of her own entertainment and culture show. LaToya is a lover of all things creatively and artistically driven, entertaining, inspirational and cultural.
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MoJlyAKConnorS@gmaiJ.com Molly Connors is a staff reporter for the Concord Monitor in Concord, NH. She has a master's degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University and has previously worked for the Cape Cod Tlmes and Boston.com, the Boston Globe's website. A former high school Latin teacher, her career goal is to continue taking dense, complicated material and making it interesting and easy to digest for just about any audience.
david.s.durrett®gmail.com David Durrett is a 2009 graduate of Ithaca College. He works as a freelance correspondent for The Ithaca Journal and writes articles on topics such as the Trumansburg school board meetings, local businesses and local non-profit organizations. He hopes to one day become a News Editor for a local newspaper, assigning stories that matter to the community and helping his reporters produce high-quality works of journalism.
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firstname.lastname@example.org Kate Freeman is a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. She's the former lifestyle editor of a community newspaper, and was recently recognized by the California Newspaper Publishers Association for an article she wrote about a homeless couple living in a car. She has also contributed to various newspapers and magazines across the country. Kate graduated from California State University, Chico in 2007 with a degree in journalism. With a passion for writing about human rights issues and a strong interest in international relations, Kate hopes her career in journalism will take her abroad,
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firstname.lastname@example.org Matthew Grayson graduated with degrees in journalism and history from the University of Georgia, where he edited the student daily and wrote his thesis on Billie Jean King. While in college, he interned at Portico Magazine, Paste Magazine and The Tampa Tribune. Now he covers soccedar World Football Insider and everything else for Around the Rings, the world's leading source of Olympic news for 20 years running. Conveniently, his passions, current job and future career goals all center around sports writing.
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firstname.lastname@example.org Nate Hulings is a reporter for The Olympian, a daily newspaper in Washington state's cap-z+-, itaL He graduated from Pacific Lutheran Uni-,,---, versity in 2009 with a degree in journalism and a resume highlighted by a multimedia internship at The Seattle TImes, trips to Australia and the United Arab Emirates for media courses and a national SPJ award for online opinion and commentary. Hulings would like to transition to a job where he can use both video and writing to tell stories.
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email@example.com Katherine Jarvis has worked at the Woodland Daily Democrat for about 10 months. She graduated from California State University, Chico in May 2010 where she studied journalism with an option in news-editorial. Before working at the Daily Democrat, Katherine interned at the Oakland Tribu ne and Chico Enterprise-Record. She aspires to work at a metropolitan daily newspaper someday, covering education or politics and eventually working as an editor.
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firstname.lastname@example.org Kevin Hardy is an education reporter at The Hutchinson News in Hutchinson, Kan.Hegraduated from the University of Kansas in 2010 with degrees in journalism and sodology. He previously worked at the Chattanooga (Ienn.) Tlrnes Free Press and wrote for the metro desk and editorial board at The Kansas City Star. Kevin hopes to continue writing and eventually focus on pro] ect/i nvestigative reporting.
email@example.com Jaime Kilpatrick is a reporter for Community r"> Impact Newspaper's newly-launched Hays County edition where she covers three cities along the 1-35 corridor in Central Texas. She was the staff reporter at the San Marcos Daily Record for one year prior, where she covered anything and everything hyper-local to the San Marcos, Texas community including cops and court, education, city and county government, and ran the paper's sodal media efforts. Jaime believes that even small communities deserve quality news from their paper of record, and her goal is to stay relevant and continue to learn how to improve her work every day. She received her bachelor's degree in English and master's in Journalism from Texas State University-San Marcos.
Angela Hart is the editor for Patch.com in Rohnert Park, Calif. She is passionate about land use, city infrastructure and transportation issues. She has written stories about environmental degradation and San Francisco real estate for the San Francisco Public Press, profiled endangered species for the Oakland Tribune and loves to travel across the country. Angela is excited about the future of journalism. She has BA in Journalism from San Francisco State University.
firstname.lastname@example.org Cody Kitaura is the editor of Rosemont Patch, a hyperlocal online publication in the Sacramento, Calif., region. He's a versatile multimedia journalist and graduate of California State University, Sacramento. Most recently he worked as a city beat reporter at the Elk Grove Citizen. He's also a member of the Sacramento chapter of the ASian American Journalists Association.
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Robert Klemko attended the University of Maryland where he earned a Bachelor's degree in journalism. In his final year of college, he completed sports reporting and web editing internships at USA Today in Mclean, Va., where he was hired upon graduation in May, 2010. A5 of March, 2011, he works as a sports. web editor and general assignment reporter. Klemko plans to explore methods of new media reporting in an effort to maintain the cultural relevance of professional journalism.
Cirnaron Neugebauer received a B.A. in journalism from Weber State University in April 2010. After three months working at a small paper in southern Utah, he was recruited to work as a justice reporter at The Salt Lake Tribune. He loves to investigate and write enterprise stories. With his broadcast background, he is currently bringing a new kind of multi-media reportl ng to his on line stories at the Tribune.
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Sasha Lekach attended UC Davis where she explored the Davis/Sacramento region through work at KCRA,The Davis Enterprise, and for more than two years as a writer and associate editor at the California Aggie. After graduating with a degree in Communication and a double minor in Psychology and Art History, she took on freelance writing and reporting for San Francisco neighborhood newspapers at the Potrero View, Castro Courier and Ri.chmond Review.
Sam Oches is the associate editor of QSR magazine, a leadinq trade publication serving the quick-service and fast-casual restaurant industries. A graduate of the E.W,Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, Sam previously served as editor in chief of Southeast Ohio magazine and as em editorial intern for Building Design+Construction magazine. He also served a5 a culture contributor for two newspapers while in college, and hopes to one day return to arts and entertainment wrltlnq in some capacity. Sam now lives in Durham, N.c., with his wife Katie, and would like to remain a North Carolina-based journalist for as long as he can.
Katie Lynch-Morin has been a reporter at The Saginaw News for a little over a year, cover'.. -.~ ing business and economic issues, as well as .. writing the occasional human interest story or narrative feature. She's led her newsroom in coverage of some major local events that garnered national attention includinq General Motors Co.'s sale of Nexteer Automotive to China's Pacific Century Motors. Some of her Nexteer coverage was even linked to by The New York Times. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Grand Valley State University.
Gamaliel Ortiz is an online content developer at the Sacramento Bee. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, in 2008 with a BA,in philosophy with an informal concentration in journalism Upon graduation, Gamaliel wrote for The ElkGrove Citizen, a community newspaper based just outside Sacramento. After his stint at the Citizen, he continued to work for the Sacramento Bee as an editorial assistant andthen transitioned last summer into his current role
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Holly Meyer graduated from Southern lllinois University Edwardsville in May 2009 with a mass. communications degree. She moved to South Dakota in November 2009 for her first professional journalism job as a multi-platform reporter at the Rapid City Journal. She currently works as the newspaper's online producer covering crime, breaking news and general assignment stories in the Black Hills. Holly plans to remain in journalism and eventually move to ~_ biggeJ market.
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Erika Owens is web editor for the Phlladelphia Public School Notebook, an independent, nonprofit news service focused on the Philadelphia public schools. She oversaw the relaunch of the Notebook's website into an interactive platform and daily-updated blog that recently won a National Reporting Award from the Educatioti Writers Associatlon for community blogging. She graduated from The George Washington University with a BAin political science. Erika loves the nonprofit news ecosystem and looks forward to a long ca reer as a web journalist.
faEcroH'oadmeW5.com aria Parker is a gr duate of Fort Valley State University in FortValley, Ga.,where she earned a SA. in mass communica ion with a concentration in print journalism. She is currently a news reporter with CrossRoadsNews, Inc. in Decatur. Ga. At CrossRodsNews, Carla covers community news, arts and entertainment, school/youth news and sports. EREGISTIR cmze danpodheiser8@. anoo.com Dan Podh iser is th sports ditor of two daily newspapers and nine weekly publications in Central Connecticut. He gradua ed rom Em(son Colle e in D cemb r with a degree in broadcast joumalism. During his rime in Boston, Dan was new media intern at the New -ngland Sports Network, a sport freel cer for GateHouse Media, and particip ted in Emerson's TV, radio and newspper au I s. Dan also runs an nalytical baseball blog called Bullpen Talk, and he plans to writ baseball olumns for the rest of his life.
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Amanda Seef is a two-town beat reporter, covering everything in the suburban Roches-r--. ter, NY towns for Messenger Post Media. She's involved with the local media scene, both by bei ng a reporter fa r the newspa per 9 ro up fo r a year, and by co-founding a media association for the county's media professionals. Going forward, she hopes to b come more involved in the changing landscape of print and online journalism, figuring out how a use social media and multimedia initiatives to brin orth a rich news perience. She has also been published in The Post-Standard, Eagle N wspapers and on the web for WST /STQfTVH, all in Syracuse, NY, as well asThe Stylus, the srudenr newspaper 1The College at Brockport, where he wa editor-m-chief
OORNAlCO sClra_randazzo@dailyjournal.com Sara Randazzo covers law firm business and I;egaleducation for the Daily lournal, a legal ffairs newspaper in California. Before qraduting from the Univ rsity of California, Los Angeles, Sara worked at UCLA's student newspaper, the Daily Bruin; Em -rt inment Weekly; and the Roseville Press-Tribune, h r hometown community n wspaper. When she tires of legal journalism, Sara hopes to work on the features desk of it general interest newspaper or magazine.
alison.m.shea(a gmor/.com Alison Shea graduat d from he University of Connec lcut nd covers northeastern (anne i ut for the Norwich Bull tin. Sh covers all aspects of life in rural Windham County nd enjoys writing education and cop stories most. She hopes to do more featur s reporting and eventually delve into long form narrative. Before joining the Bulletin, she worked and interned at daily newspapers where she covered Connecticut's rural northwest and suburban center, and ............ freelanced for one of the state's first online-only news sites. H lUi: Of HE cas lisa@'chrolJofhors€.wln A graduate of Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Va., Lisa Slade works as a staff writer nd photographer for The hronicle Of The Horse magazine. Based in Middleburg. Va.• Usa spends most of her time traveling, covering eque trian ev nts all ov r the United Stat s and broad. She hopes to learn more tools to navigate h current environment in journalism and new media.
viaorioreitono@:gmail.coo Vj aria R it no is the Assistant Editor at SD Times and the freelance Managing Editor at University Chic.com. Sh is a 7010 gradua e of Quinnipi c University from Staten lsi nd, NY and now lives in Huntington, NY. She njoys cooking, social media and hopes to work or the New York Tim s in the future.
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firstname.lastname@example.org Kaitlynn Riely has worked as a news reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-G zerte since June 2009. She mostly covers the southern suburbs of Pittsburgh and over th past year, she's been part of an ffort 0 r invent the P-G's suburban sections by publishing long-form pieces on different topics each week. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, she graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2009 with a major in American Studies and a minor in journalism. Her areer interests . in fe ture writing.
ncsmatners ilJgmOlf.(om Heather Smathers is a report r with the Arizona Independent, a weekly startup in Lake Havasu Cily, Ariz. Prior to joining the independent in January, 2011, Smathers worked for two years as the public safety reporter for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Ariz. Smathers graduated from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W. Va., wh ere she studied history and print journalism. While in college. she was the Editorial Editor and a st ff writer for the -.. Shepherd University Pick t.In coli e she h Id an int rnship at the Hagerstown Herald-Mail, daily in Hagerstown, Md., as well as wrote articles for two other weeklies in the area, the Shepherdstown Chronicle nd Neighbors, a supplement to th Martinsburg (W. V .J Jourru I.
Josh Smith covers the intersection of technology, policy and politics as a staff reporter for National Journal He previously interned at National Journal Daily, a Senate press office, and the Deseret News in Salt lake City where he covered the state legislature, courts, and crime. In 2009 he graduated with honors from Southern Utah University after rnanaqinq an award-winning student newspaper as editor-in-chief. Josh has received state, regional. and national awards for his political and policy reporting, including first place in CapitolBeat's 2009 Best of Statehouse Reporting college competition. SEAN SPOSITO
Emily Toman graduated in May 2009 from the University of Texas at Arl.ington, receivi.ng a B.A in jeumalism, She is an editor at Advocate Magazines in Dallas, TX,where she covers hyperlocal news for five monthly print editions. She also produces podcasts, videos and daily bloq rnaterlal for the website. Emily plans to continue pursuing community, web-driven journalism, exploring new ways to serve and interact with readers. JACKIE WEINER
Sean Sposito covers payment cards and networks at American Banker in Manhattan. Most recently, he was a yearlong intern at The Star-ledger, where he covered Residential and Commercial Real Estate and worked on computer assisted reporting projects. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe, The Record, in Bergen County, N.J., the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and the Columbia Daily Tribu ne. He is also a former data ana Iyst at the Natl.onaIInstitute of Computer Assisted Reporting.
Jackie Weiner is a reporter nearing her second year of work at Miami Today, a business and government weekly in Miami, Fla. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida, where she wrote for The Independent Florida Alligator and worked as a weekend stringer and clerk for The Gainesville Sun. Jackie currently covers City of Miami g.overnment and hopes to continue reporting on government and legislative affairs, working her way up to a larger publication or website. HEATHER WYSOCKI
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Heather Steeves Is a bureau reporter for the Bangor Daily News. She covers 22 coastal towns and the Maine Department of Corrections beat. Steeves is working to become an investigative reporter. She graduated from the University of Maine magna cum laude in 2009 with degrees in broadcast and print journallsm, JUANA SUMMERS
Heather Wysocki is a reporter for the Cape Cod Times daily newspaper in Massachusetts. She is the sale reporter covering two towns with a combined population of more than 30,000 people, and also writes theater reviews for the Times. Heather received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Suffolk University in Boston. ELSA YOUNGSTEADT
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Jua na Summers is a reporter at Politico, where she writes about the 2012 presidential race. Prior to jOining Politico, she covered Missouri politics for various outlets, including the St louis Post-Dispatch and Kansas City Star. A Kansas City native, she graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism with a B.A. In convergence journa.lism. She plans to continue a career in political journalism.
Elsa Youngsteadt is a science writer based in Durham, N.C.She works at Sigma Xi,The Scientific Research Society, where she is an associate editor of American Scientist rnaqazine and contributes to Public Radio International's The World Science Podcast. Her training includes a Ph.D. in entomology from North Carolina State University (20.0.8) and a MAS Mass Media Fellowship (200?). Elsa reports on a range of ecology andlife-science topics, and hopes to someday expand her freelance work to include more features, radio stories and tropical field trips.
Dr w Harwell works a a reporter for the Sf. Peter burg Tim '. cering th pe ple and oliiics of Cl arw at r. graduate f the ni v r ity of Florida, he interned in Gaine ille and eattle before tarting with the Times in 2009.
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