Ryan Michael Thornburg

is an associate professor at the Hussman school of journalism and media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In more than 20 years leading digital innovation in some of the United States’ top newsrooms and training future leaders in the field, his focus has been on building teams that bring diverse skills to a common goal of strengthening journalism's role in democracy. The author of a textbook on digital journalism, he has taught hundreds of students on five continents everything from data reporting to entrepreneurial product development. The professor is an external member of the scientific board in the Reinitialise project.

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