David Gehring started at Google three years ago managing news media strategic partnerships for YouTube. In that role, Gehring developed partnership strategy and engaged with international, national and local news organizations.
Joe Rooney is spearheading Raycom Media's efforts to improve the breadth of content outside of news to engage the audience on all digital platforms and social media, and manages the Raycom News Network hub.
A Missouri School of Journalism team wins a $35,000 micro-grant from the Online News Association's Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The grant will fund a live news experiment that bridges journalism education, community engagement and local news.
Barbara Maushard is vice president of news at Hearst Television Inc., where she leads the company's news product on the air, online and on mobile platforms. Ernesto Mourelo is a journalist with nearly two decades of experience working in television and digital media.
André Mika is involved in various digital and entertainment projects, including the launch of 120 Sports, the first multi-sport, league-built live streaming video network. Partners include Time Inc., NHL, NBA, MLB.com and NASCAR.
Neil Katz serves as editor-in-chief and vice president of content for The Weather Company's digital properties, which include weather.com, wunderground.com, and its category-leading lineup of smartphone and tablet applications.
Chris Turner was named senior director of SEC programming in January 2009. As senior director of SEC programming, Turner is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of ESPN's historic agreement and plays a significant role in the creation of the SEC Network.
As director of product for Newsy, Tony has overseen the development of systems that have grown to deliver over one billion video streams per year, including a full suite of mobile apps that have earned wide recognition.
Steny Solitude, CEO and founder of Perfect Memory, is an expert in mass indexing of multimedia content. He graduated with honors from the University of Technology of Compiègne, France, with an engineering of cultural industries degree.
Dan Schultz is a civic hacker and innovator. Specifically, he is a Knight News Challenge winner, a recent graduate from the MIT Media Lab, a not-so-recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, and a 2012 Knight-Mozilla Fellow.
With the speed of innovation emerging from startup company ecosystems, media businesses need better tools for connecting with the best startups. Garretson's fellowship at RJI is focused on developing services to address this need.
Trina Chiasson is a developer, designer and self-proclaimed Web nerd. She is the co-founder and CEO of Infoactive, an online platform for building mobile-friendly, interactive infographics with live data.
Mike Wheeler is the managing partner in Westerly Partners, LLC., an investor advisory that provides strategic, financial and technology solutions to early-stage companies focused on the new media and technology industries.