Sam Ford lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and works as a consultant to media organizations. He is a Kentucky Press Association award-winning journalist and a former VP, Innovation and Engagement, at Univision’s Fusion Media Group. He is also a fellow with Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, where he is working on a current project about understanding and combatting polarization, and potential approaches for local/regional news organizations to take in addressing the polarized climate. More at