Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Dozen Change Agents

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The Poynter Institute announced its inaugural class of McCormick Change Leadership Fellows yesterday - a diverse line-up of media managers from across the country coming together to spark innovation and update management techniques in embattled, digitally-driven newsrooms .

Though they're not giving up their day jobs, the group will assemble for discussion and training in March . Later, they will be tapped to lead seminars and workshops for journalism organizations, including Poynter.

The 12 fellows are:

  • Eileen Brown -- Director of innovation, Daily Herald/Paddock Publications, Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • Mark Cardwell -- Managing editor, digital media, The Denver Post, Denver, Colo.
  • Lisa Carricaburu -- Assistant managing editor, the Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Rodrigo F. Cervantes -- Editor, Mundo Hispánico, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Mae Cheng -- Executive editor, amNewYork, New York, N.Y.
  • Jane Elizabeth -- Director of online news, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va.
  • Emilio Garcia-Ruiz -- Sports editor, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
  • Lisa Glowinski -- Editor of the Rockford Register Star's "GO" features section, Rockford, Ill.
  • Damon Kiesow -- Managing editor, online, The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H.
  • Will Pry -- Editor of The Dallas Morning News' "Briefing" publication, Dallas, Texas
  • Yvette Walker -- Director of presentation and custom publishing, Oklahoma Publishing Co., Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Jennifer Ward -- Assistant managing editor/interactive, The Fresno Bee, Fresno, Calif.

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