The New Media Institute (NMI) is a research and fact finding organization whose mission is to improve public understanding of issues surrounding the Internet and other forms new media communications. NMI works directly with the news media, researchers, academics, government and industry professionals and serves as a primary resource of facts, statistics and analysis.

Click on the names below to view bios of New Media Institute spokespeople.  If the individual you are looking for is not on this list, or you have a special request, please contact NMI media relations at 917-652-7141.


John Spagnuolo - President

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john.jpgJohn Spagnuolo is the founder and President of the New Media Institute (NMI), where he works with the media on issues surrounding the Internet and other forms of new media.  Prior to NMI, John was the Vice President of Integrated Communications for the Insurance Information Institute. Considered the insurance industry's "new media guru", John has consulted to chief communications executives of the top insurance and financial services companies around...

Barbara J. Eber, MBA, MUP - Executive Vice President

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barbara.jpgBarbara Eber is the Executive Vice President and co-founder of the New Media Institute (NMI), where she works on media issues surrounding the Internet and other forms of new media. Barbara also serves as COO for the organization on administrative and business related endeavors.

Peter E. Nussbaum - Legal Analyst

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peter.jpgPeter Nussbaum is the Legal Analyst for the New Media Institute. Mr. Nussbaum is widely known as a leading expert in Tradenark, Domain Name Dispute, Unfair Competition, Copyright and Computer Law.

Jessica Trybus - Game Based Learning & Communications Expert

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jess2.jpgTrybus is the New Media Institute's resident Game Based Learning & Communications Guru and is widely known as THE expert in gaming technology and the development of training software that utilizes simulation and video game techniques and technologies fore more effective learning retention.  Jessica heads up the consulting arm of the New Media Institute that develops such technology for private companies and government agencies.

Dr. Robert Schmid - Cyber Security Analyst

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bob.jpgDr. Robert Schmid is the New Media Institutes cyber security analyst, where he works with the institute on security issues affecting the Internet and other forms of new media. His expertise on internet security includes 9/11 related recovery issues, anti-terrorism issues, corporate and personal internet security.

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