Columbia Journalism School announced today 20 Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year. The fellows represent emerging leaders at a wide range of news organizations, including media start-ups, nonprofit newsrooms and large international publications.
The 2021 Sulzberger Fellows are:
- Ernesto Aguilar - Executive Director, National Federation of Community Broadcasters (Google News Initiative Scholarship)
- Lawrence Bartley - Director of News Inside, The Marshall Project (Google News Initiative Scholarship)
- Tracy Brown - Chief Content Officer, Chicago Public Media / WBEZ (Gordon Gray Jr. Scholarship)
- Claudio E. Cabrera - Deputy Audience Director, The New York Times
- Bene Cipolla - Publisher, Chalkbeat
- Anne Galloway - Founder & Executive Director, VTDigger
- Ha-Hoa Hamano - Principal Product Manager of NPR One Experience, NPR (Google News Initiative Scholarship)
- Charo Henríquez - Editor, Newsroom Development & Support, The New York Times
- Katie Hinman - Executive Producer, Special Programming, CNN
- Sean Jordan - Senior Manager, News & Live Content Partnerships, Hulu
- Hidenaka Kato - Managing Director, Nikkei Europe Ltd.
- Christopher Kirkpatrick - Deputy Director, Content Development, Consumer Reports
- Samantha McCann - Chief Operating Officer, Solutions Journalism Network
- Akoto Ofori-Atta - Cofounder & Chief Audience Officer, Capital B (Google News Initiative Scholarship)
- Tina Pamintuan - General Manager, KALW Public Media (Gordon Gray Jr. Scholarship)
- Xanthe Scharff - Cofounder & CEO, The Fuller Project
- Moira Shourie - Executive Director, Zócalo Public Square
- Jermaine Spradley - Senior Vice-President, Vox Media
- Mary Margaret White - CEO, Mississippi Today
- Kimi Yoshino - Managing Editor, Los Angeles Times
"The journalism industry is under threat — politically, culturally and economically," said Director Corey Ford. "Now, more than ever, we need leaders who can guide journalism to a robust and sustainable future. We believe that these fellows will be those leaders."
Fellows will use the 21-week program focused on innovation and experiential learning to launch, accelerate and implement a strategic project that is central to the mission of their organization.
Scroll through the gallery below to learn more about the 2021 Sulzberger Fellows and their projects: