Conference Committee

Catherine M. Staub (Drake University)

Catherine M. Staub is the Fisher-Stelter Chair of Magazine Media and a Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University. Beginning July 1, 2022, Staub will serve as Dean of Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Staub’s research examines the relationship between brand media and journalism, and the resulting journalistic and ethical implications. Her work also explores the influential role of niche magazines in defining and reinforcing cultural norms and industry practices. In addition to research, teaching, and her upcoming administrative role, Staub serves as a judge for the annual American Society of Magazine Editors ASME Ellie Awards. 

Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin (Columbia College Chicago)

Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin is a Professor of Journalism in the Communication Department at Columbia College Chicago. Her areas of scholarly interest include how fact-checking is changing in the digital age, 20th-century magazines, and solutions journalism. A former magazine editor and former head of the Magazine Media Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Media, Sharon is the co-editor of Curating Culture: How 20th Century Magazines Influenced America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021). She has been on the organizing committee for Mapping the Magazine 5, 6, and 7.

Kevin Lerner (Marist College)

Kevin M. Lerner is Associate Professor of Journalism at Marist College. His research focuses on the intellectual history of journalism, through press criticism, satire, and magazines. He is the author of Provoking the Press: (MORE) Magazine and the Crisis of Confidence in American Journalism published by the University of Missouri Press in 2019. He is currently at work on a history of American journalism in the late 20th century, through the lens of three independent journalists who all left the New York Times. He was the editor of The Journal of Magazine Media from 2016 to 2021.


He holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers, an M.S. from Columbia, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has published journalism in The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York, Boston Review, Slate, The Columbia Journalism Review, and The Nieman Lab.

Mary Hogarth (Bournemouth University)

Media specialist, educator, speaker, and writer, Mary Hogarth MD of The Magazine Expert Ltd, has more than 20 years of industry experience. Mary has a fractional post as a Senior Lecturer at Bournemouth University and is a HEA Senior Fellow. Her consultancy practice specializes in new title launches, audience intelligence, editorial development, and business strategies. 

Having written numerous articles and three books, Mary is currently working on a Ph.D. investigating alternative business models in magazine publishing. 

Carla Rodrigues Cardoso (Lusófona University)

Carla Rodrigues Cardoso holds a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences from NOVA University. She is Assistant Professor at Lusófona University, where she coordinates the Master in Journalism and Media Studies and the BA in Communication and Journalism, as well as organizes the annual Communication and Journalism conferences. She is the Principal Researcher of the research project IM Lab (Intersectionality Media Lab) – The Joacine Katar Moreira Case Study (COFAC/CICANT/PhDResearcher/2020) and integrates the research team working on the FCT Project “Towards a history of journalism in Portugal” (PTDC/CCI-JOR/21844/2017). She has been analyzing the topic of news magazines for more than 20 years and has been on the organizing committee of the international conference Mapping the Magazine (editions 6 and 7).

Tim Holmes (Cardiff University) 

Student Volunteers

Savanna Bous (Drake University)

Savanna Bous is a 2022 graduate of Drake University. She pursued majors in magazine media, advertising, and digital media production with a minor in graphic design. Her passion for magazines has led her to many opportunities. These include becoming an ASME summer intern with Fast Company, a Meredith Apprentice at Better Homes & Gardens, and the 21’-22’ Karyl Van Scholar of the E.T. Meredith Magazine Center.

Autumn Osia (Drake University)

Autumn Osia will graduate with honors from Drake University with degrees in digital media production and rhetoric, media, and social change. She’s an award-winning photographer with a love for video content.