Our board & advisors

Board of Directors

Joe Natoli, Board Chair

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Baptist Health South Florida

Irving Washington, Vice Chair

Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Online News Association

Rosental Alves

Professor, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, University of Texas at Austin

Jeff Cohen

Executive Vice President of Communications, Arnold Ventures

Teresa Gorman

Senior Program Associate, Public Square, Democracy Fund

Peter Lattman

Managing Director, Media, Emerson Collective

Maria Thomas

Startup Advisor/Investor

John Thornton, Co-founder

Co-founder & Partner, Elsewhere Partners


The maintenance of an informed public is the responsibility of the public itself, not the incidental byproduct of a series of commercial transactions.

John Thornton, Co-Founder of the American Journalism Project & Founder of the Texas Tribune

Advisory Circle

We are also grateful for the guidance and support of our expanding Advisory Circle.

Marsha Cooke

SVP Global News and Special Projects, VICE News

Simone Coxe
Farai Chideya

Host and producer, Our Body Politic

Graciela Mochkofsky

Executive Director, Center for Community Media, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism

Dr. Anya Schiffrin

Senior lecturer, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

Richard Tofel

Principal, Gallatin Advisory LLC and former president, ProPublica

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