Elected to the Global Editors Network board
I was elected to the board of the Global Editors Network at its 2014 Summit in Barcelona. GEN has as its mission “enabling sustainable journalism, empowering newsrooms and media innovators through a variety of programs designed to inspire, connect and share”. The organization brings together more than 1000 Editors-in-Chief and media professionals from all platforms, touching people from around the world in its efforts.
Two of its key initiatives excited me in particular. Its global “hackdays” bring together journalists and developers into teams to experiment with new collaborations, making tools that can and should be deployed NOW. The Data Journalism Awards reward exciting work being done to bring the venerable profession of journalism into today – and tomorrow.