Louisville Public Media is one of the American Journalism Project’s two pilot investments in public radio, structured to explore public media’s role in filling the local news void.
Louisville Public Media is at a pivotal moment of growth, closing an expansion campaign centered on cementing Louisville Public Media as the go-to local news destination for its community for accountability, investigative and explanatory journalism as well as for breaking news.
With support from the American Journalism Project, the station will build core business infrastructure to sustain the expansion of its local newsroom, while laying the foundation for its next phase of growth as a new kind of local anchor news organization and civic institution.
Stephen George has spent most of his career in journalism. He previously served as executive editor of LPM, where he led a growing, multifaceted and collaborative newsroom. He spearheaded the transformation of LPM news from a traditional radio-first public media outlet to a local, state and regional news operation across multiple platforms, including broadcast, digital and in-person.
Ellen Oost oversees the membership department as well as major gifts and grants. Previously Ellen served as director of development and marketing at 21st Century Parks, launching its annual fund’s membership campaign, major gifts, grants and fundraising events. Prior to that she worked in a variety of marketing and advertising positions, most recently at Louisville-based advertising agency Doe-Anderson. She is a graduate of Marietta College in Ohio, where she played volleyball.