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MARCH 29-30, 2012

Speakers’ Bios

Keynote Speakers:

  • Richard Tofel, General Manager, ProPublica

  • Steven Waldman, Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and co-founder of beliefnet.com


  • Patrick Barry, Smart Communities Program, Chicago LISC

  • Christopher J. Davey, Director, Public Information, Ohio Supreme Court

  • Kevin Davis, CEO and Executive Director, Investigative News Network

  • Doug Haddix, Director, Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, Ohio State University

  • Richard Koci-Hernandez, Assistant Professor, New Media, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

  • Renee Hobbs, Founding Director, Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island

  • David Lat, Founder and Managing Editor, Above the Law

  • Scott Lewis, CEO, voiceofsandiego.org

  • Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate

  • Michele McLellan, Founder, Block by Block: Community News Summit

  • Mark Miller, Editor, The Texas Tribune

  • Fiona Morgan, Research Fellow, Media Policy Initiative, New America Foundation

  • Mayur Patel, Vice President, Strategy and Assessment, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

  • Kristin Purcell, Associate Director for Research, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project

  • Jan Schaffer, Executive Director, J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism, American University

  • Ava Seave, Principal, Quantum Media, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia Business School and Columbia Journalism School

  • Paul Socolar, Editor and Director, Philadelphia Public School Notebook

  • Talia Stroud, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin


  • Paul Allen Beck, Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Ohio State University

  • Ann Fisher, Host and Executive Producer of All Sides with Ann Fisher, WOSU

  • Nicole Kraft, Multimedia Writing Lecturer, School of Communications, The Ohio State University

  • Michael McCluskey, Assistant Professor, School of Communications, The Ohio State University

  • Erin Moriarty, 48 Hours Correspondent, CBS News

  • Peter M. Shane, Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University