Allissa V. Richardson and Miya Williams Fayne Allissa V. Richardson is an assistant professor of journalism at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She researches how marginalized communities use mobile and social media to produce innovative forms of journalism — especially in times of crisis. Dr. Williams Fayne is an assistant professor in the Department of Communications at California State University, Fullerton. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in media, technology and society, an M.A. from Emerson College in publishing and writing and a B.A. from the University of Southern California in print journalism. Her research investigates the black press in the new media age via qualitative methodology and analyses of web metrics. She is particularly interested in how entertainment content operates in the digital black public sphere.