Corey Conner studies political science and religious studies at UNC-Charlotte. He served as executive editor of Niner Media managing multiple student media publications, including Niner Times, UNC-Charlotte’s student newspaper. Corey interned for The PPL, an independent media co-working space during the 2012 Democratic National Convention. He has also worked for Plan Charlotte, covering urban growth and environmental issues in the Charlotte metro region. His interests include the freedom of information, unfettered publishing for students, innovation in the use of multimedia and online commenting systems.