Election News & Analysis

Matthew Patane is the managing editor of Project Open Vault. In addition to editing, he analyzes political ads and updates POV’s ad database. He’s a senior at the University of Missouri where he is studying journalism and political science. He is also a statehouse editor and reporter for Missouri Digital News. @mattpatane

David Herzog is overseeing the development of the Project Open Vault website and database of political ads that powers it. He’s an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches computer-assisted reporting. @DavidHerzog

Ted Han @knowtheory

Jen Reeves is overseeing the community outreach efforts of Project Open Vault with Joy Mayer. She is the Interactive Director at KOMU-TV and an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism. @jenleereeves

Janet Saidi is the news director for KBIA-FM, where she works with and reports for NPR and the BBC. She has spent the past 15 years as a writer and producer for various news organizations, including NPR, PBS, the Christian Science Monitor and the Los Angeles Times. She is also an assistant professor at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Scott Pham is the content director for KBIA-FM, where he works to make the station’s news and arts content more accessible. He has spent time interning for NPR, working for Pacifica Radio and creating news and documentary broadcasts. @scottpham

Ryan Famuliner is an assistant news director at KBIA-FM. He is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and returned to KBIA in 2011 after working reporting for other outlets, including the Missourinet radio network. @RyanFamuliner

Joy Mayer is overseeing the community outreach efforts of Project Open Vault with Jen Reeves. She is the director of community outreach at the Columbia Missourian and an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, where she teaches classes in participatory journalism, news design and multimedia planning and design. @mayerjoy

Scott Swafford is a senior city editor at the Columbia Missourian and an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism. He handles coverage of city, county and state government, including elections. @SCSwafford.

In addition to the main staff, reporters and editors from the Columbia Missourian, KBIA and KOMU all contribute to POV.

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