Brian McGrory, co-chair;
editor, The Boston Globe

George Stanley, co-chair;
editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Karen Peteron, co-chair; executive editor,
The News Tribune (Tacoma, Washington)

Paul Cheung, co-chair; director of interactive and
digital news production, The Associated Press (New York)

Community and Audience Engagement

Michael Oreskes, chair; senior vice president of
news and editorial director, NPR


Mark Russell, co-chair; managing editor,
The Memphis Commercial Appeal

Rene Sanchez, co-chair; editor,
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Karen Magnuson, co-chair; editor and vice president/news,
Rochester (New York) Democrat and Chronicle
Hollis Towns, co-chair; editor, NJ Press Media

First Amendment

Joyce Terhaar, co-chair; executive editor,
The Sacramento Bee

Robyn Tomlin, co-chair; managing editor,
The Dallas Morning News
Journalism Education

Lucy Dalglish, chair; dean, Philip Merrill College of
Journalism, University of Maryland


Peter Bhatia, co-chair;
editor, The Cincinnati Enquirer

Ron Smith, co-chair; managing
editor/news, USA TODAY


Emily Ramshaw, co-chair;
editor-in-chief, The Texas Tribune


Lauren Williams, co-chair;
managing editor,


Manny Garcia, co-chair; east region
executive editor, USA TODAY Network

Opinion Journalism:


David Haynes, editorial page editor,
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  Jennifer Hemmingsen, opinion editor,
Cedar Rapids Gazette

  Miriam Pepper, associate editor,
Opinion in a Pinch

  • Carolyn Lumsden, Hartfort Courant
  • Chris Trejbal, Opinion in a Pinch, Portland, Ore.
  • Dan Morain, Sacramento Bee
  • John McClelland, retired, Roosevelt University, Chicago
  • Miriam Pepper, retired, Kansas City Star
  • Rosemary O'Hara, Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel
  • Lois Kazakoff, San Francisco Chronicle
Task forces:

Mandy Jenkins, co-chair; news director,
Storyful (New York)

Robyn Tomlin, co-chair; managing editor,
The Dallas Morning News

Debra Adams Simmons, co-chair

Anne Vasquez, co-chair; chief digital officer,
tronc, Inc. (Chicago)