Fall 2016 Staff

Fall Internship

Dominic Andrews
dominica@live.unc.edu

Calvin Barker
barkerc1@live.unc.edu

Alexis Barnes
barnesan@live.unc.edu

Courtney Decker
cd2020@live.unc.edu

Edwina Koch
edwkoch@live.unc.edu

Rachel Kompare
kompare@live.unc.edu

John Ligtenberg
jligtenb@live.unc.edu

Gabrielle Micchia
galouise@live.unc.edu

Jonathan Ponciano
jonpon@live.unc.edu

Vijay Rajkumar
vgr@live.unc.edu

Emily Sullivan
edsulliv@live.unc.edu

Haley White
hmw77812@live.unc.edu

Elaine Zhang
yizhongz@live.unc.edu


Steven King | Interim Director
steven.king@unc.edu

B.A. Photojournalism and New Media, Western Kentucky University
M.A. Internet Communication, University of Liverpool

Steven King is an assistant professor of Interactive and Multimedia Journalism at UNC’s School of Media and Journalism, where he leads courses in interactive story-telling, human centered design, and design and development for mobile apps as well as for virtual reality.

King is the former Director of Video at The Washington Post. He led a team of video journalists and video editors, creating multimedia stories and new business models to make the medium profitable for the paper. He also served as Editor of Innovations at washingtonpost.com, where he pioneered new forms of storytelling and generated millions of dollars in new revenue for the company.

In 2014, King received the Knight Prototype Grant for his startup, Filmsync, a synchronized second-screen app. He is currently developing 360 video technology for media and government use.

Hannah Wang | Assistant Director
hannahwang@unc.edu

B.A. English, UNC-Chapel Hill
B.A. Economics, UNC-Chapel Hill

Hannah Wang first joined Reese News Lab as an intern in 2013. She spent three semesters working on Lab projects with focuses ranging from second-screen experiences to corporate compliance. That last project turned into Kinethics, a startup creating compliance training that focuses on the stories behind corruption.

In the fall of 2015, Wang joined the Lab full time to manage Campaign Hound, an online service that transcribes speeches by political candidates and makes them available through a searchable archive. At the close of Campaign Hound in 2016, she became the Assistant Director of Reese News Lab.