Merrill College faculty are not only media experts but they continue to have impact as working journalists. Many of these stories were widely reprinted or broadcast throughout the nation and the world. Here are some examples:

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  • Eaton Broadcast Chair Mark Feldstein is interviewed or quoted by more than 20 media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and AP to Entertainment Tonight, Buzzfeed, Rolling Stone, and broadcast networks in Ireland and South Africa.  The stories ranged from Donald Trump to social media, notprofit investigative journalism, Fox News scandals, the history of tabloid journalism and election 2016 issues – including the role of the moderator during debates.
  • Associate Professor of Investigative Journalism Deborah Nelson in Bratislava, Slovakia talks Climate Change with the Slovak Spectator. She lectured about the issue to 400 people at Comenius University in Bratislavaand and met with journalism students there as well.
  • Knight Chair Dana Priest is interviewed by Arizona Public Media about Russia hacking the U.S. election.
  • The Michigan Daily writes about a panel discussion in Ann Arbor, “The Fab 5 at 25 seeks to bridge gap between past and future” that included Merrill College Visiting Professor and Washington Post Columnist Kevin Blackistone.
  • The National Press Club’s “Update1” podcast interviews CNS Digital Bureau Director Sean Mussenden about the future of journalism education.
  • Knight Chair Dana Priest writes with Tom Hamburger for the Washington Post, “Trump refusal to accept government assessments on Russian hacks dismays former officials.”
  • Eaton Broadcast Chair Mark Feldstein is quoted widely in a USA Today story about Billy Bush leaving the Today Show.
  • Associate Professor Emeritus John Newhagen writes a series of three opinion pieces for MediaFile about polling in the election.
  • Elon News Network writes about the presentation by Professor Sarah Oates – who with Public Policy Professor Wendy Moe took an “in-depth analysis of the branding of candidates, the integration of social media as a source of information and how organizations covered candidates — specifically (GOP Presidential Candidate Donald) Trump.”
  • Eaton Broadcast Chair Mark Feldstein is quoted widely in an AP story: “Defiant Donald Trump seizes on Bill Clinton sex scandal before debate.”
  • Eaton Broadcast Chair Mark Feldstein is quoted widely in another AP story, “Billy Bush Under Fire Over Lewd Comments.”
  • NPR’s “Here and Now” program  includes part of an earlier interview with Associate Professor of Investigative Journalism Deborah Nelson talking about her Reuters’ series on superbugs. The new segment included the CDC response.
  • Eaton Broadcast Chair Mark Feldstein is quoted in a USA Today story about the new movie “Birth of a Nation.”

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