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- Jerry Brito Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Adjunct Professor of Law, George Mason Universiy School of Law; creator of StimulusWatch.org; co-creator VirginiaStimulus.org
- Derek Willis Developer, Interactive News Technology group at The New York Times; Adjunct Professor, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University; former Research Database Editor, the Washington Post
- Amy Mitchell Deputy Director, Project for Excellence in Journalism
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