Poynter Names Four New Members to National Advisory Board; Three New Adjunct Faculty

Jan 13, 2012, 12:05 ET from The Poynter Institute/News University

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Poynter, a school dedicated to teaching practitioners and teachers of journalism, announces the appointment of four new members to its National Advisory Board (NAB) and three new adjunct faculty. Together, the new NAB members and adjunct faculty bring to the institute experiences in traditional and new forms of journalism, as well as in academia and research.

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Those named to the Board are:

  • David Boardman, Executive Editor and Senior Vice President, The Seattle Times -- Boardman has oversight and responsibility for the news department of Washington state's largest newspaper and for its website, seattletimes.com. Under his leadership, The Times won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.
  • Monica Guzman, Digital Life Columnist, GeekWire.com; media strategist -- After two years of daily beat reporting for the Houston Chronicle and the Midland Daily News, Guzman dove into digital in July 2007 as the first online-only reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She has been named one of the Top 100 women in Seattle tech by Techflash.
  • David Nordfors, President, International Institute of Innovation Journalism and Communication -- Nordfors coined the concepts of Innovation Journalism and Attention Work. He is an adjunct professor at IDC Herzliya in Israel and advisor to the executive director of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He was the founding executive director of Stanford's Center for Innovation and Communication.
  • Tom Rosenstiel, Director, Project for Excellence in Journalism A journalist for more than 30 years, Rosenstiel worked as media critic for the Los Angeles Times and chief congressional correspondent for Newsweek magazine and is vice chairman of the Committee of Concerned Journalists. At PEJ, he is the editor and principal author of the Project's Annual Report on the State of the News Media.

"I'm so proud that Poynter has recruited another group of gifted individuals who care about journalism in a democracy," said President Karen B. Dunlap. "They join a National Advisory Board that challenges us, informs us and helps Poynter make the changes needed today."

Poynter's NAB provides feedback to the Institute's president throughout the year. Members teach in Poynter courses, and gather each January in St. Petersburg for two days of consultation with Poynter's Trustees and staff. Board members generally serve a term of four years.

Continuing on the Board are:

  • Philip Bennett, Managing Editor, FRONTLINE; Eugene C. Patterson Professor, Duke University
  • Cory Bergman, Director, New Product Development, msnbc.com
  • Sewell Chan, Deputy Op-Ed Editor, The New York Times
  • Bradley J. Hamm, Dean and Professor, Indiana University School of Journalism
  • Michelle Jaconi, Executive Producer, CNN  
  • Marty Kaiser, Editor and Senior Vice President, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
  • Mindy Marques, Executive Editor and Vice President, The Miami Herald
  • Amanda Michel, Open Editor, The Guardian
  • Betsy Morgan, President, The Blaze
  • Mike Riley, Managing Editor, Bloomberg Government
  • Melanie Sill, Executive-in-Residence, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Shawn Williams, Editor, Dallas South News

Retiring from the Board are:

  • Charlene Li, Founder and Thought Leader, Altimeter Group
  • Sheryl Hilliard Tucker, Special Projects Manager/Philanthropy, Time Warner

Poynter's adjunct faculty teach in seminars throughout the year, lending additional expertise in several areas, including core skills and values, multimedia, and journalism education. New adjunct faculty for 2012 are:

  • Bill Adair, Editor of PolitiFact and Tampa Bay Times Washington Bureau Chief
  • Casey Frechette, Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Online Research and Development, University of South Florida at St. Petersburg
  • Keith Jenkins, Supervising Senior Producer/Multimedia, National Public Radio (NPR)

Named in 2011 and continuing in their roles as Poynter adjuncts are:

  • Katy Culver, Faculty, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jason Fry, Writer, Editor and Journalism Consultant
  • Tom Huang, Sunday and Enterprise Editor, Dallas Morning News
  • Matt Thompson, Editorial Product Manager, NPR

About The Poynter Institute
Founded in 1975 in St. Petersburg, Fla., The Poynter Institute is one of the nation's top schools for professional journalists and news media leaders, as well as future journalists and journalism teachers. Poynter offers training throughout the year in the areas of online and multimedia, leadership and management, reporting, writing and editing, TV and radio, ethics and diversity, journalism education and visual journalism. Poynter's News University (www.newsu.org) offers journalism training to the public through more than 200 interactive modules and other forms of  e-learning. It has more than 200,000 registered users in 225 countries. Poynter's Web site,  (www.poynter.org) is the dominant provider of journalism news, with a focus on business analysis and the opportunities and implications of technology.

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