from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/sources/christina-smith/
Christina Smith is an assistant professor of mass communication at Georgia College and State University, where she teaches journalism and advises the student-run newspaper. Before getting her Ph.D. in mass communications in 2015, she worked in the newspaper industry as a daily and weekly news reporter for more than 13 years.
Dr. Martha Gulati is a professor of medicine and division chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix. Her research interests include women’s heart health and heart disease prevention practices in women.
Dr. Seema Yasmin is director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, a clinical assistant professor in Stanford University’s department of medicine, and visiting professor at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, where she teaches crisis management and communications.
Daisy Auger-Dominguez is a human capital executive and expert on diversity, equity and inclusion. She’s the chief people officer at VICE Media Group, where she leads the global human resources organization; diversity, equity and inclusion strategies; and social impact practices.
Deen Freelon is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Freelon is also a principal researcher at the university’s Center for Information, Technology, & Public Life.
Giannina Segnini is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Professional Practice in Data Journalism and director of the Master of Science Data Journalism Program at Columbia Journalism School. Her research focuses on using data to investigate across borders.
Syreeta McFadden is a writer and professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. Her work deals largely with gender, politics, race and culture, and explores the cultural narratives of communities.
Mark Trahant is an editor at Indian Country Today, an online news outlet, and has decades of experience in journalism, editing and reporting with a focus on Native American issues.
LeiLani Nishime is a professor of communication at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on multiracial and interracial studies, the intersection of race and gender, Asian American media representations, and Asian American subcultural production.
Farai Chideya is an award-winning author and journalist with more than 20 years of experience combining media, technology and diversity. She is creator and host of the podcast Our Body Politic and a program officer with the Ford Foundation’s Creativity and Free Expression team.
Imara Jones is the creator of TransLash Media, a cross-platform journalism, personal storytelling and narrative project that aims to shift the current culture of hostility toward transgender people in the U.S.
Patty Loew is a journalism professor and director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University. As a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, she focuses primarily on indigenous rights, sovereignty and the role of Native media.
Michelle Singletary is The Washington Post’s resident personal finance expert, dispensing financial advice via her syndicated column The Color of Money. Singletary’s financial expertise has been featured on NBC’s Today, ABC’s The View, PBS’s The Tavis Smiley Show and WAMU’s The Diane Rehm Show.
University of Arizona professor of practice Maggy Zanger focuses on Middle East journalism and is an affiliated faculty member of the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies. She was the Iraq country director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in Iraq for nearly two years.
Laura Martinez, a Mexico City native, is a journalist and editor specializing in Spanish-language marketing, media and advertising. She is currently director of communications at Azul, an organization working with Latinos to conserve marine resources. Martinez has lived and worked as a journalist in Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires and the United States.
Jason Johnson is an associate professor in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University. He is also politics editor at The Root and a contributor to MSNBC. Johnson’s academic research focuses on political communication and campaign strategy.
Amanda Terkel is Washington bureau chief at The Huffington Post. Previously, she was a senior political reporter and the politics managing editor at The Huffington Post. Before that, she was deputy research director at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a progressive research and advocacy organization. She was also the managing editor of ThinkProgress.
Jamilah King is a race and justice reporter at Mother Jones and hosts the weekly Mother Jones podcast on national politics. She also wrote and edited at the daily news website Colorlines.com, WireTap Magazine and YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia.
Hiawatha Bray is a reporter and columnist covering technology and the tech industry for the Boston Globe’s business section. In 2001, Bray was the recipient of an Overseas Press Club award for his series on telephone and internet access in Africa, “Wiring Africa.
Leila Cobo is a vice president and the Latin industry lead at Billboard and the host of Estudio Billboard, a weekly interview show. She’s also the organizer and host of Billboard’s annual Latin Music Conference. Before joining Billboard, she wrote for the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald.