Damon Kiesow

Knight Chair in Journalism Innovation, Missouri School of Journalism

Kiesow is a speaker at the 25th ISOJ, happening from April 12 – 13, 2024, both online and in person at the University of Texas at Austin.

Damon KiesowDamon Kiesow is a digital media pioneer who specializes in aligning community information needs and business strategy in support of sustainable local journalism. He teaches a senior capstone in audience research and news product thinking, authored the first textbook in News Product Management and is a co-founder of the News Product Alliance.

Before joining Mizzou, he served as director of Product for McClatchy in Raleigh, North Carolina, working with a group of locally-focused news organizations from California to Pennsylvania. While there he reorganized the Product group and created the company’s first Product Design and User Experience Research teams.