Mike Rispoli directs Free Press’ News Voices project, which connects local communities and the newsrooms that serve them via public engagement, advocacy campaigns and collaborative projects. He also teaches journalism as a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University. Before joining Free Press, Rispoli worked for the human-rights organizations Privacy International and Access. He also served as the technical editor on the 2015 book You: For Sale, a look at protecting user data and privacy online. In a past life, Rispoli was a journalist for the Newark Star-Ledger and Gannett Newspapers. He received his master’s degree in media studies and media management at the New School in New York City and his bachelor’s degree in journalism at Marist College.