About the Author: Marlee Baldridge

Marlee Baldridge is a graduate student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism studying newsroom diversity and media business models. There, she also received her undergraduate degrees in Entrepreneurial Journalism and English. She has produced for radio, TV, print and online publications as both a journalism researcher and science reporter. She has produced and written for NASA, Nieman Lab, Harvest Public Media, and the Reynolds Journalism Institute. During the school year, she blogs about corn for the National Science Foundation. It's more exciting than you might think.