Mr. Joseph Vealencis is the Director of the Office of Strategic Communications at the National Counterterrorism Center, and manages the Center’s internal and external communications and messaging.
Jeremy Gilbert is Deputy Editor, Digital for the National Geographic Society. Jeremy oversees editorial, missions-based and advertising storytelling on National Geographic's digital platforms.
Robert Hernandez, aka WebJournalist, has made a name for himself as a journalist of the Web, not just on the Web. He is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Jennifer LaFleur is senior editor for data journalism at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica and has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Daniel Lathrop is an investigative data journalist and staff writer at The Dallas Morning News where he writes stories, builds news applications and puts out digital fires.
Gina Miller, leads the Customer Insight Group, at CBD Marketing in Chicago, providing consumer research services, as well as the Database Marketing Group to help clients harness a variety of types of consumer, marketing and organizational data.
Chris Quinn is the Vice President of Content for the Northeast Ohio Media Group (NEOMG) located in Cleveland, Ohio.
Jennifer Smith Richards is the data reporter at The Columbus Dispatch, a recent switch from years of covering schools and education for more than a decade at newspapers in Huntington, W.Va.; Utica, N.Y.; Savannah, Ga.; and Columbus.
Jill Riepenhoff has worked at The Columbus Dispatch since 1985 and as a projects reporter since 2004.
Ellyn Angelotti Kamke
Ellyn Angelotti Kamke joined The Poynter Institute in 2007, and has helped Poynter explore the journalistic values and the legal challenges related to new technologies, especially social media.
Kelly McBride is a writer, teacher and one of the country’s leading voices when it comes to media ethics. She has been on the faculty of the Poynter Institute since 2002 and is now its Vice President of Academic Programs.
Bruce Winges has held a variety of editing and management positions since he joined the Beacon Journal in 1982. He serves on the Ohio Newspaper Association Board of Trustees, the Ohio Associated Press Managing Editors Board of Directors and is a current board member and past president of the Akron Press Club.
Big data. Big search. Big opportunities. Big complications. And big implications for the First Amendment, privacy, information security and the media. This year's Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop will go beyond the headlines to explore this issue from multiple perspectives.
The Media Ethics Workshop is a one-day professional development workshop moderated by ethics faculty from the Poynter Institute that brings together journalists and others to hash out some of the most important media ethics issues of the day. Past workshops have focused on online ethics, sports media ethics and political media ethics. Students and educators are encouraged to attend.
The Workshop is a training program for professionals, educators and students to help them understand and sort out media ethics problems. This year, the Workshop addresses the timely issue of ethics and data mining, a subject issue that teases practitioners and that can erode audience trust. The Workshop is key to strengthening media credibility and bolstering citizens’ faith in journalism as watchdog.
Now in its 77th year, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University offers majors that prepare students for careers in the rapidly changing media and communication industries. The school emphasizes relevant training at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that balances both conceptual and practical courses, professional opportunities and multiple internships.
Kent State’s core curriculum gives students a strong background in the liberal arts to complement the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s professional training. For more information, visit www.kent.edu/jmc.