Michael Days, VP for Diversity and Inclusion, Philadelphia Media Network, @mikedays

Michael Days is The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion.  He had served as VP and Editor for Reader Engagement.  For more than 10 years he was the Editor of the Philadelphia Daily News. Under his leadership, the Daily News won numerous national, state and local awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 2010.  He has also served as managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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George Stanley, Editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, @geostanley

George Stanley is editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and regional editor of the USA TODAY Network Wisconsin, which includes the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Appleton Post-Crescent and eight other local newsrooms.

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Mark Baldwin, Executive Editor, Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, @MarkFBaldwin

Mark Baldwin has been executive editor of the Rockford Register Star in 2012 after previously working for news organizations in Wisconsin, Kansas, Chicago and Washington, D.C. He was a member of the executive committee of the Associated Press Media Editors board. He is a former winner of GateHouse Media’s #DoJournalismWithImpact award and was named GateHouse Media Editor of the Year for 2017.

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Manny Garcia, Standards & Ethics Editor, USA TODAY Network, @manny_garcia1

Manny Garcia is Sr. Director for Standards & Ethics for the USA TODAY NETWORK. He has previously served in senior leadership roles with Gannett, including oversight of 50-plus newsrooms. Manny is also former Editor of the Naples Daily News, el Nuevo Herald in Miami and Senior News Editor of The Miami Herald.    

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Membership Initiatives Officer

Alison Gerber, Editor, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tennessee@aligerb

Alison Gerber is editor of the Chattanooga Times Free Press.  She joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 2003 and served as assistant metro editor, metro editor and managing editor before becoming editor in 2011. Prior to joining the Times Free Press, Gerber was a reporter in Florida, where she covered sports, city hall and education at the Naples Daily News and the Fort Myers News-Press.

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Leadership Initiatives Officer

Robyn Tomlin, Executive Editor, The News & Observer, @robyntomlin

Robyn Tomlin is McClatchy’s Southeast regional editor and the executive editor of The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun in Raleigh and Durham, N.C. A graduate of University of North Carolina, Tomlin returned to N.C in 2018 after serving as VP/Managing Editor at The Dallas Morning News.

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Immediate Past President

Nancy Barnes, Senior Vice President for News, National Public Radio, @nancycbarnes

Nancy Barnes is senior vice president of news and editorial director at National Public Radio. Barnes has spent nearly 30 years as a reporter, editor and newsroom leader delivering award-winning journalism to the public. Prior to joining NPR, she developed the Houston Chronicle into a metro paper known for national caliber journalism with deep local roots. Under her leadership, the Chronicle won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2015 for columns about problems in the legal and immigration systems.

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Sarah Nordgren, Deputy Managing Editor, Sports, Business, Entertainment/Lifestyles & Health/Science, The Associated Press, @sarahnordgren

Sarah Nordgren is deputy managing editor for sports, business, entertainment/lifestyles and health/science for The Associated Press, helping the leaders of those departments guide journalism and find new product opportunities.

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Nancy Ancrum, Editorial Page Editor, Miami Herald, @nancyancrum

As the Miami Herald’s editorial page editor since 2013, Nancy Ancrum has worked to increase the opinion pages’ digital visibility and accessibility, using Facebook Live interviews, for instance, to ensure readers can participate in candidate interviews and to give issues a wider airing through conversations with newsmakers.

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Katrice Hardy, Executive Editor, Greenville News, @kkatgurll1

Katrice Hardy is the Executive Editor of the Greenville News and the South Regional Editor for USA today Network, overseeing news organizations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Virginia. Previously, Katrice worked at the Virginian-Pilot for 20 years where she started as an intern and left as the managing editor.

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Mandy Jenkins, General Manager, Compass, McClatchy, @mjenkins

Mandy Jenkins is General Manager of The Compass Experiment, a partnership between Google and McClatchy to explore sustainable business models for local news. Prior to her work with Compass, Mandy was a 2019 John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University.

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Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, Executive Vice President, Strategic Professional Development, CBS News

Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews is CBS News' executive vice president of Strategic Professional Development. Previously, she was CBS News' executive vice president of News, senior vice president of News Administration and vice president of News, a role in which she coordinated all day-to-day news coverage.

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Carla Minet, Executive Director, Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

Carla Minet, executive director of Centro de Periodismo Investigativo. Her investigative work ranges from political campaign donations to environmental issues and government affairs. For the past 15 years she worked as a reporter, researcher, editor and producer for radio, television and online.

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Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, Managing Editor, Digital, The Washington Post, @garciaruize

As the Managing Editor in charge of Digital at The Washington Post, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz oversees the newsroom’s development, implementation and execution of digital strategy. Before becoming Managing Editor, Garcia-Ruiz was the Editor for Strategic Projects, helping to lead the creation of more than a dozen new digital products and laying the foundation for our future growth.

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Mark Horvit, Associate Professor, University of Missouri School of Journalism, @markhorvit

Mark Horvit is an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches investigative reporting and is director of the school’s State Government Reporting Program. He previously served as executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR).

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Audrey Cooper, Editor in Chief, San Francisco Chronicle, @audreycoopersf

Audrey Cooper is the editor in chief of the San Francisco Chronicle, the first woman to fill the role in the company’s 154-year history. Since she was named editor, the Chronicle has been named the best large newspaper in California by the state’s leading news association.

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Sewell Chan, Deputy Managing Editor for News, Los Angeles Times, @sewellchan

Sewell Chan is the deputy managing editor for news at The Los Angeles Times. He oversees the foreign and national coverage, the News Desk (home page and news coordination), the Data Desk, the copy desks, the audience engagement team, newsletters and the editorial library.

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Lucy Dalglish, Dean, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park, @DeanDalglish

Lucy Dalglish is Dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to her move to academia in 2012, Dalglish was executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press for 12 years.

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Paul Cheung, Director, Journalism & Technology Innovation, The Knight Foundation, @pcheung630

Paul Cheung is the director/journalism + technology innovation at the Knight Foundation overseeing investments and initiatives designed to drive transformational change in news media. Cheung has 20 years of experience at the forefront of digital transformation— pioneering VR360, automation, data journalism and visual strategies and digital training initiatives.

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Brian McGrory, Editor, The Boston Globe, @GlobeMcGrory

Brian McGrory is the editor of The Boston Globe. He served as a metro columnist, White House correspondent, and metro editor at The Globe before being appointed editor in 2012. He is a native Bostonian whose first newspaper job was as a reporter with the Patriot-Ledger in Quincy, MA. In 1985, he moved to the New Haven Register as a reporter, and later became the newspaper’s first D.C. correspondent. He joined The Globe in 1989 as a suburban reporter.

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Dennis Anderson, Illinois Editor, GateHouse Media & Executive Editor, Journal Star, @dennisedit

Dennis Anderson is Illinois Editor for GateHouse Media as well as executive editor of the Journal Star in Peoria, Illinois, which he joined in 2012. Prior to joining the Journal Star, Dennis was top editor of the Journal-World in Lawrence, Kansas.

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