A Research and Practice Workshop

Afternoon Panels

News Media Panel: What Has Changed?

Colleen McCain Nelson, Editorial Page Editor, The Kansas City Star

Eric Nelson, Assistant Managing Editor/Digital, The Kansas City Star

Laura Lorson, Host/Producer, Kansas Public Radio

Lisa McLendon, News & Info Track Chair, KU

Jerry Crawford, Associate Professor of Journalism, KU (Moderator)

Industry Panel: Navigating New Territory

Desirée Fish, Vice President of Global Communications, TripAdvisor

Chad Martin, Director of Social + Emerging Media at VML

Travis Wright, Co-founder, CCP Digital

Matt Tidwell, Program Director, Integrated Marketing Communications, KU Edwards Campus (Moderator)

Scholar Panel: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Bill Staples, Professor of Sociology, Department Chair, Director of the Surveillance Studies Research Center

Fengjun Li, Associate Professor of Computer Science

Alfred Ho, Professor of Public Administration

Hyunjin Seo, Associate Professor of Strategic Communication, Director of Center for Digital Inclusion

Ann Brill, Dean, School of Journalism and Mass Communications (Moderator)

Library Panel: How to Engage the Public

Carol Levers, Executive Director, Kansas City Kansas Public Libraries

Wendy Pearson, Education/Career Advancement Coordinator, Kansas City Missouri Public Libraries

Melissa Fisher Isaacs, Information Services Coordinator, Lawrence Public Library

Karna Younger, Faculty Engagement Librarian, KU Libraries

Doug Ward, Associate Professor of Journalism at KU, Associate Director for Center for Teaching Excellence (Moderator)


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