National Advisory Board

The National Advisory Board provides an important connection between the Poynter Institute and the profession it serves. Members of the board help guide the work of the Institute by reviewing and giving reaction to its programs and plans, and through analysis of important developments and issues in journalism and its various professional branches. The principal forum for such consultation is the annual meeting, when the board reports to the Poynter Institute’s Board of Trustees. Individual members are invited and encouraged to participate in Poynter’s activities and react to its efforts at other times.

Candy Altman
Vice President/News
Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc.
Needham, Mass.

Dean Baquet
Chief, Washington Bureau
Assistant Managing Editor
The New York Times

Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.
Emanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics
Chair, Dept. of Bioethics and
Dir., Center for Bioethics
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia

Alan Ehrenhalt
Executive Editor, Governing, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Mario Garcia
CEO and founder, Garcia Media, Tampa, Fla.

Lauren Rich Fine
Chartered Financial Analyst, Ohio

Adrian Holovaty
Journalist and software developer and a winner of the 2007 Knight News Challenge Award

Lane Michaelsen
Vice President/News
Gannett Broadcasting

Carolyn Mungo
Managing Editor,
KRIV-TV, Houston

Orage Quarles III
President and Publisher, The (Raleigh) News & Observer

Bob Schieffer
Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS Evening News, New York
Host, Face the Nation, New York

Todd Schurz
President & CEO
Schurz Communications

Matt Thompson
Deputy Editor for Interactive Media
Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minn.

Susan Tifft
Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy
Duke University

Sheryl Hilliard Tucker
Executive Editor, Time Inc.

Julia Wallace
Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kinsey Wilson
Executive Editor,

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