Mizell Stewart III
Mizell Stewart III is a lifelong journalist and community servant with a passion for transforming organizations and lives for the better. Today, he is a news executive with Gannett and the USA Today Network. He is the former managing director and chief content officer of Journal Media Group, formed in 2015 via the merger of the newspaper assets of Journal Communications and the E.W. Scripps Co. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty of The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, developing and delivering leadership programs for mid-career professionals. In his previous role as vice president/content for the Scripps newspaper division, Stewart led the Four Platform Newsroom project, a digital transformation initiative that resulted in regional and national honors for the company’s newsrooms, including recognition among Editor & Publisher’s “10 That Do It Right.” He has been an editor, managing editor, local news editor and award-winning reporter. Under his leadership, the Evansville Courier & Press was named best daily newspaper in Indiana in 2011 by the Hoosier State Press Association. A four-time Pulitzer Prize juror, Stewart helped lead the team at The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss. that won the 2006 Pulitzer Gold Medal for Public Service for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Stewart earned a B.S. in journalism at Bowling Green State University and serves on the board of directors of the BGSU Alumni Association. He earned an M.S. in Executive Leadership and Organizational Change from Northern Kentucky University.