Jason Johnson

Jason Johnson teaches politics and journalism at Morgan State University. He is also a political contributor at MSNBC and is a politics editor at The Root.

Johnson’s academic research focuses on political communication and campaign strategy. He has worked on both Democratic and Republican legislative campaigns in South Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia. His latest book, Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell, analyzes modern-day campaigns and the political consultants who run them.

Johnson also has experience in international politics. According to his website, he was a campaign advisor for Frank Dobson in the 2001 London mayoral race and was an honored guest of the Independent Electoral Commission in South Africa in 2007. Recently, he was an international elections observer in Mexico and went on a two-week speaking tour throughout Germany.

Johnson is a frequent television commentator on networks such as Al Jazeera English and CNN, and he has been on NPR member stations MPR, WCPN, and WHYY.

Professor of Politics and Journalism at Morgan State University, Politics Editor at The Root

Areas of Expertise: Politics, Campaign Strategy, Elections, Political Rhetoric, Journalism, Pop Culture, Interest Groups, Hip-Hop Politicians, Political Communication, Comparative Politics, International Election Monitoring

Location: Cleveland/Akron, OH

Contact Info:

Business Mobile: 540-207-6745

Email: johnsonJA@hiram.edu

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MPR News: Midmorning Live From Des Moines

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Election 2012: Young voters still support Obama

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Tell Me More: Unrest Boils Over Ohio Collective Bargaining Law

Amanda Terkel

Amanda Terkel is a senior political reporter and the politics managing editor at The Huffington Post. She was previously deputy research director at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a progressive research and advocacy organization. She was also the managing editor of ThinkProgress.org, one of CAP’s political blogs.

Terkel has provided political commentary for prominent news organizations, including MSNBC and the BBC. Her bio on shesource.org states that she was honored with a 2010 New Leaders Council 40 Under 40 Award, “which recognizes young leaders who exemplify the spirit of progressive political entrepreneurship.”

Senior Political Reporter and Politics Managing Editor, The Huffington Post

Areas of Expertise: Politics, Political and Social Issues, Political Commentary

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:
Phone: (646) 468-9170
Twitter: @aterkel

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Alan Gomez

Alan Gomez is an immigration reporter at USA Today. Gomez leads extensive immigration coverage, following immigrants’ day-to-day lives as well as how immigration reform is being handled in Congress.

He also covers Congress and the Tea Party, and has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Havana, and Guantanamo Bay. He previously reported in Florida on state government, courts and cops.

Reporter, USA TODAY

Area of Expertise: Immigration, Journalism

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:
Email: gomez.alan@gmail.com
Twitter: @alangomez

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NPR’s On Point With Tom Ashbrook: The New Push For Immigration Reform


Jamilah King

Jamilah King is a Senior Staff Writer at MIC and serves on the peer review board of the Youth Media Reporter. She was previously a news editor and culture reporter at the daily news website Colorlines.com, an associate editor at WireTap Magazine and a contributing editor with YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia.

Jamilah has been on WNYC, MSNBC, and other outlets speaking about sports, race, class, fashion, LGBT issues and journalism.

Jamilah King

Senior Staff Writer at MIC

Areas of Expertise: Urban Politics, Youth, Basketball & Sports

Location: New York, NY

Contact Info:

Phone: (415) 755-8043 (cell)
Email: jamilah@mic.com
Twitter: @jamilahking
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Tell Me More: Asian American Basketball Leagues About Survival

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Leila Cobo

Latin music journalist Leila Cobo is the executive editor for Latin content and programming for 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. Cobo was a concert pianist before devoting herself to full-time journalism.

She has written several books, including Tell Me Something True and The Second Time We Met.

Executive Editor for Latin Content and Programming for Billboard

Areas of Expertise: Music, Latin Music, Classical Music, Pop Culture, Piano, Entertainment & TV, Writing & Journalism, Colombia

Location: Key Biscayne, FL

Contact Info:

Email: contact@leilacobo.comLeila.cobo@billboard.com

Twitter: @leilacobo

Facebook: facebook.com/leilacobofans

**Her agent:

Aleyso Bridger, Bridger Communications

Mobile: (786) 488-5683

Email: aleyso@bcommideas.com

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Tell Me More: Calle 13 Sweeps Latin Grammy Nominations

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Hiawatha Bray

Hiawatha Bray is a reporter and columnist covering technology and the high-tech industry for the Boston Globe’s business section. Bray’s column Tech Lab features reviews and advice about the newest gadgets and software and appears in the Globe every Thursday. He also records a Tech Lab video podcast available here and on iTunes.

In 2001, Bray was the recipient of an Overseas Press Club award for his series on telephone and internet access in Africa called “Wiring Africa.”


Technology Reporter with the Boston Globe’s Business Department

Areas of Expertise: Technology, Economics of Technology, Tech Industry, Software& Gadgets (Laptops, Mobile Phones, Tablets, Bluetooth, etc.)

Location: Boston, MA

Contact Information:

Phone: (617) 929-3119
Email: h_bray@globe.com or bray@globe.com
The Boston Globe main phone: (617) 929-2000
Twitter: @GlobeTechLab and @watha

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All Things Considered: In U.S., Android Has Upper Hand On The iPhone

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On Point with Tom Ashbrook: The End of Desktops?