Contributors


The Rise of a New Media Baron and the Emerging Threat of News Deserts is produced by the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

About the Author

Penelope Muse Abernathy, formerly an executive with the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, is Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics. She is the author of Saving Community Journalism: The Path to Profitability (UNC Press: 2014).

About the Center

UNC’s Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media supports existing and start-up news organizations through its dissemination of applied research and the development of digital tools and solutions. The Center supports the economic and business research of UNC’s Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics and the Knight Chair in Digital Advertising and Marketing. In addition, it supports professors and students associated with the Reese News Lab, which designs, tests and adapts digital tools for use in small and midsized newsrooms. The Center is funded by grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and UNC.

Researchers

  • Patrick Sims, Senior Research Associate
  • Paula Seligson, Research Assistant, 2014–2016
  • Cody Allen, Research Specialist

Student Researchers include: Sara Greer (MA ’16), Tatiana Quiroga (MA ’17), Pressley Baird (MA ’16), Justin Blankenship (PhD ’16), Laura Marshall (PhD ’16), Elise Stevens (PhD ’16), Carolina Peterson (BA ’14), Jennifer Jordan (BA ’15), Andrew Wood (BA ’16)

Other Significant Contributors

  • Craig Anderson, Project Director, Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media
  • Ferrel Guillory, Professor of the Practice and Co-Founder, EducationNC
  • George W. Cloud, Associate Professor of Journalism (Ret.)
  • Pamela Evans, Project and Event Coordinator, Center for Innovation and Sustainability
  • Joseph Cabosky, Assistant Professor, Public Relations (PhD ’15)
  • Carol Wolf, Hussman Visiting Lecturer, Business Journalism
  • Jiang (John) Gao, Senior Research Associate (2014)
  • Allegra L. Jordan, Gold Gable Advisors
  • Bruce Kyse, Publisher, Calaveras Enterprise/Sierra Lodestar

UNC School of Media and Journalism

mj.unc.edu
Susan R. King, Dean

UNC Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media

cislm.org | reesenewslab.org

  • Penelope Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics
  • JoAnn Sciarrino, Knight Chair in Digital Advertising and Marketing
  • Ryan Thornburg, Reese Felts Distinguished Professor
  • Steven King, Assistant Professor, Interim Director of the Reese News Lab

UNC Center for Media Law and Policy

medialaw.unc.edu

  • Cathy Packer, W. Horace Carter Distinguished Professor, Co-Director
  • David Ardia, UNC School of Law, Co-Director