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Doug Newman

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Doug Newman’s dissertation research is interview-based and explores citizens’ experiences being featured, quoted, or mentioned in news stories. In addition to sociology of news, his research interests include literary journalism; how the press confers status and stigma; and ways minority populations use digital tools to respond to their representation in the mass media. Doug Newman has also worked as a co-instructor and teaching assistant for History of Communication, Theories of Communication, and Critical Issues in Journalism courses, and as a writer for the Columbia Journalism School’s Knight Case Studies Initiative, where he developed multimedia ethics curriculum for use in journalism schools nationwide and around the world.

Gail Cohen

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Gail Cohen is continuing to explore the nature of digital media in everyday life with PhD from Columbia University. As a Columbia graduate, Gail Cohen’s concentration in American Studies provided the foundation for his graduate study of visual culture and cultural studies at New York University’s department of Media, Culture and Communication. Focusing on social media and communication, Gail Cohen’s master’s thesis examined the inherent motivations for engaging in publication and mobile media, specifically how the modern technology application changed and motivated users’ behavior.

kim Adams

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Kim Adams began working in media and communications in 2006 as an editorial assistant at Harvard University’s Transition Magazine and the Carnegie Mellon University Press. In 2003, he became a contributor at the Pittsburgh City Paper before moving on to a staff writer position at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where he wrote for the local news, arts and entertainment, and opinion sections for a number of years. He subsequently worked in non-profit press relations.

Lisa Jones

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Lisa Jones studies the philosophy of social science, specifically the epistemology of the interview––the cornerstone of her fieldwork and research. Before entering the Communications Ph.D Program, Lisa Jones completed her M.A. in Oral History at the Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, submitting a thesis exploring a hybrid of social media and cognitive mapping analyses, mapping individual frameworks of interactivity within a population, as gleaned from oral history interviews. Lisa received her B.A. in Political Science from Emory University. Her previous work experience includes production in public media production and distribution at Georgia Public Broadcasting as well as with the public radio program This American Life. 

Mary Oberg

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Mary Oberg’s research interests broadly include the politics of communications policy, comparative media research, and journalism studies. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Bogazici University, Istanbul. Before arriving at Columbia, she studied Political Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, and completed her M.A. in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.

Megan Oldag

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Megan Oldag is a Canadian broadcast journalist and media trainer. Since 2007 she has worked for Deutsche Welle (DW) TV and Radio on news and magazine shows, focusing whenever possible on environmental and humanitarian issues. After graduating from McGill University in Montreal with degrees in literature and teaching, she lived and worked for several years in Japan and Hong Kong before returning to Canada for her MA in journalism. Megan Oldag kicked off her journalistic career in 1993 as a freelancer for Radio Canada International in her native Montreal, followed by Swiss Radio International as a producer and reporter.

Michael Luchies

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Michael Luchies was a reporter at WUSA-TV, where he began his Washington, DC news career back in 1997. Michael Luchies’s reporting has earned the Edward R. Murrow Award, Regional Emmys and dozens of local and national honors. In 2006, Michael Luchies was awarded the prestigious Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, where he developed and taught the broadcast journalism courses in Harvard. Michael Luchies has interviewed many national luminaries including former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Queen Noor, Dorothy Height, Vernon Jordan, Walter Cronkite, Danny Glover, Pat Buchanan and many others.

Williams Basford

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Meeting new people and prose are what Morning Anchor Williams Basford enjoys most about journalism. Williams was inspired to get into reporting after meeting former network news anchor Tom Brokaw. Prior to joining ABC, Williams worked for two years as a reporter and anchor for WJLA. Before that, he was a correspondent for the nationally broadcast program. At WETA, he had a similar role for the station’s Emmy-nominated “Here and Now,” a weekly half-hour local program focusing on issues, events, and people in metropolitan Washington, DC.