Kristin Grady Gilger is Senior Associate Dean and Reynolds Professor in Business Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She spent the first twenty years of her career as a reporter and editor at newspapers that include The Arizona Republic; the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon; and The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Louisiana. At Cronkite, she directs the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism and the National Center on Disability and Journalism. She has done training in media management, leadership, ethics and writing around the country and the world. She holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in journalism from the University of Nebraska.
Julia Wallace is the Frank Russell Chair at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She is an award-winning news industry executive with deep experience in investigative journalism, industry leadership, digital transformation and change leadership. She was the first female editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was named Editor & Publisher Editor of the Year in 2004. She also served as managing editor of USA Today, the Chicago Sun-Times and The Arizona Republic and led Cox Media Group Ohio. She graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.