Research & Centers

MJC: Who We Are

Minnesota Journalism Center Contact Info Areas of Expertise
Valerie Belair-Gagnon
Assistant Professor
Director, Minnesota Journalism Center
329 Murphy Hall
[email protected]
Twitter: @journoscholar
Innovation in journalism and communication; sociology of news; emerging media (mobile apps, social media, web analytics experiences); audience engagement and participatory journalism
Grace Gothers
Events Director
101 Murphy Hall
Phone: 626-1723
[email protected]
Event planning and management; speaker bookings; event marketing and promotion
Faculty Specialists Contact Info Areas of Expertise
Colin Agur
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Twitter: @colinagur
Mobile communication; emerging media; global media
Matt Carlson
Associate Professor 
[email protected]
Twitter: @drmattcarlson   
Journalism studies, media studies, and cultural studies
Jane Kirtley
Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law
Director of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law
[email protected] First Amendment; freedom of information; privacy; media ethics
Scott Libin
Senior Fellow
[email protected] Journalism, broadcasting, television news, ethics
Regina McCombs
Lecturer and Senior Fellow
[email protected]
Twitter: @reginamc
Visual journalism, photojournalism and visual journalism ethics, multimedia production, mobile journalism
Christopher Terry
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Twitter: @ChristopherTerr
FCC, regulation, political advertising
Benjamin Toff
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Twitter: @BenjaminToff
Public opinion; political communication; changing journalism norms and practices; news audiences