Tim Regan-Porter is Director of the Center for Collaborative Journalism. The Center, a partnership between Mercer University, The (Macon) Telegraph, Georgia Public Broadcasting and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, trains students in journalism for the digital age by adapting the “teaching hospital” model of education. The New York Times called this initiative “one of the nation’s boldest journalism experiments.” Previously, Tim was President and Co-founder of Paste magazine, the award-winning entertainment title that became the 3rd-largest music magazine in the country. Recognized as a “C-Level Visionary” in the Folio 40 for innovative initiatives, Tim conceived and developed the Paste mPlayer and conceived and co-developed Obamicon.me. Tim wrote numerous cover stories for Paste, appeared regularly on CNN Headline News, and co-hosted a weekly radio show in Atlanta. Prior to Paste, Tim spent 10 years in web development and consulting at several firms, including IBM’s e-business National Practice where he managed some of IBM’s largest projects. Tim graduated from Olivet Nazarene University and has done graduate work in business, economics and math at University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), University of Georgia, and Georgia State University.