Dr. Marcus Messner  – Co-Academic Director
Dr.  Messner is an associate professor at the Robertson School of Media and Culture, teaching journalism and mass communications classes. His main research focus is on the growing influence of new media formats, especially mobile and social media. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, editor and correspondent in his native Germany and the U.S.  Read Bio
Phone:  804-827-0252; Email: mmessner@vcu.edu; Twitter: @marcusmessner



Vivian Medina-Messner– Co-Academic Director
Mrs. Medina-Messner is an instructor in the Robertson School of Media and Culture. She teaches undergraduate and graduate journalism classes. Prior to entering academia, she worked as a content producer for Media General Interactive (TimesDispatch.com) and as an online producer for MiamiHerald.com. She also worked as a foreign language consultant for the blogging platform Tumblr.  Read Bio
Phone:  804-827-3775; Email: vmedinamessn@vcu.edu; Twitter: @vivianmedina