Damon Kiesow, who grew up in Albion, recently had his first book published.

Kiesow is the Knight Chair in Journalism Innovation at the Missouri School of Journalism. His new textbook, “An Introduction to News Product Management: Innovation for Newsrooms and Readers,” is the first book ever published about product management in journalism.

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Kiesow, an alumnus of Lawrence High School, studied journalism at the University of Maine before receiving degrees from Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire, and from the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, according to a news release from Mary Fran Gamage, his mother.

He began his career as a freelance or staff photographer and writer for the Bangor Daily News, weeklies in Old Town and Ellsworth and the Associated Press in Portland. He continued on to news organizations including the Nashua Telegraph in New Hampshire, the Boston Globe, the McClatchy Co news group in Raleigh, N.C., and the Poynter Institute in Florida.

Kiesow, who now lives in Columbia, Missouri, has used his experience to author this textbook on the digital future and responsibilities of news organizations.


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