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Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program

The Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program trains leaders of the world’s most respected news organizations and promising media start-ups to lead innovation and solve strategic business challenges in a time of rapid transformation, uncertainty, and opportunity. Fellows use the 21-week program to launch, accelerate, and implement a real-world project that is critical to the mission of their organizations and integrated into their day-to-day work.

The program begins with a two-week intensive at the Columbia Journalism School campus in New York City, where fellows form a tight-knit cohort through an immersive venture design bootcamp that serves as the framework for their projects, and then dive deeper into executive MBA-level topics led by experts from across Columbia University and industry. Fellows then return to their organizations to immediately implement what they learned through topic-focused design sprints. For the next 18 weeks, they are supported through a weekly virtual cohort meeting that rotates between project feedback and intimate conversations with industry speakers, complemented by individual coaching with the Director. The program culminates back at Columbia for a final week-long intensive, including final project presentations.

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The Program

Fellows in this five-month low residency program spend three weeks at Columbia Journalism School in New York City, starting with a 10-day residency from May 3-14, 2021. Fellows then work on their project and assignments back at their organizations and attend a weekly virtual cohort meeting. Fellows return for one final week of residency, September 20-24, 2021.

Note: In-person sessions will adhere to CDC Covid-19 safety guidelines as well as all Covid-19 regulations and protocols required by New York City and Columbia University. Should any of these public health measures prevent in-person instruction, programming will be held virtually.

The program focuses on:

  • Leadership and Building a Culture of Innovation
  • Venture Design Innovation Process
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Audience and Trends
  • Product and Marketing
  • Business Models and Strategy
  • Negotiations and Pitching

Each fellow is required to bring to the program an individual project of strategic importance to their news organization and of critical importance to their own role.

What Sets the Program Apart

Concentrated timeline
News executives no longer have the luxury of a full year to work on a project. The Sulzberger Program serves as an accelerator for mission-critical projects delivered at a pace that maximizes project success and real-world impact. Participants experience a year's worth of executive education in a focused, concentrated 21-week timeframe.

Innovation-Focused For executives in journalism navigating an industry facing constant disruption, traditional management training won’t suffice. Media industry leaders need to build cultures and create processes within their media companies that don’t just help them come up with “the next big thing,” but enables the organization to understand and anticipate the changing needs of their audiences, experiment with emerging technologies, and seek sustainable business models as the world rapidly changes beneath their feet. They need to proactively recognize opportunities for innovation and persuade their stakeholders for the resources to pursue them. The Sulzberger Program specifically focuses on building leaders who will thrive under these conditions.

Experiential Learning with Immediate Organizational Impact Leaders learn by doing. The Sulzberger Program, redesigned in 2020, maximizes personal growth, retention, and real-world applicability through active, experiential learning. Our unique venture design bootcamp is an immersive experience that has fundamentally transformed how executives approach building and leading their organizations. Our project focus means that participants create measurable outcomes throughout the term by working on regular assignments and checking in with faculty, ensuring that what they learn in the classroom translates to their newsroom.

Leverages Columbia, Industry, and Alumni Networks The Sulzberger Program leverages the assets of Columbia University, pulling instructors from the Columbia Journalism and Business Schools, drawing industry innovators working in one of the world’s great media capitals, and tapping into the powerful Columbia Journalism School and Sulzberger alumni networks. This community gives Sulzberger Fellows a broad perspective and powerful network as they take their place leading innovation in media and journalism.

How It Works

Week 1: The program begins with a five-day immersive project-based Venture Design Bootcamp at the New York City campus. The bootcamp is rooted in the program that was taught to hundreds of entrepreneurs and media executives at Matter Ventures, an early-stage media startup accelerator. In small teams, fellows are tasked with launching a new venture from scratch. Over the course of the week, fellows will focus on different facets of the venture’s design, from the end consumer to the requisite technology to the revenue model, before they close out the group work and turn the lessons learned to their own individual projects.

Week 2: In the second week on the Columbia campus, the program moves from the bootcamp model into workshops, case studies, and guest speaker events that dive deeper into concepts introduced in the first week. Taught by faculty in Columbia's Journalism and Business Schools, topics covered this week include: Leadership, Trends, Audience, Product, Business Model, Marketing, Strategy, Negotiations, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

Weeks 3-20: After two intensive weeks in New York, fellows return to their newsrooms and begin to apply the lessons learned. The fellows complete two-week sprints, in which they interrogate, test and apply learnings to their own projects, using the same set of topics that they used in their group work in Week One. Fellows have a weekly virtual meeting that rotates between getting feedback on their project deliverables and having intimate conversations with industry leaders. Fellows also have one-on-one coaching sessions with the Director.

Week 21: The final week brings the fellows back to New York City for reinforcement of the tools and approaches learned and final project presentations that prepare the fellows to seek support and resources from key stakeholders at their organizations.

Who Should Attend

The Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program is designed for senior and rising newsroom and business-of-news practitioners who are poised to take on more significant leadership challenges in their current organization and across the industry. Fellows come from a wide variety of news organizations, from the U.S. and internationally and from large national media to those that are small, local, nonprofit, or start-ups. Fellows are expected to have from 7-15 years of relevant experience, including some people management skills or past roles in which working across teams was key to organizational success. Titles from the past cohort include Editor-In-Chief, Managing Director, CEO, Co-Founder, Assistant Managing Editor, Executive Editor, VP of Product, Director of Growth, and Publisher.

While the program is primarily designed for one Fellow from each organization working as an individual on a project, increasingly we are seeing organizations send a cross-functional team of 1-3 fellows to work on the same project to great success. We encourage organizations interested in fostering multidisciplinary collaboration to consider sending a team, as this approach is a strong fit for the ethos of the program.

The Sulzberger Program is dedicated to creating and promoting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment within the program and in the journalism industry at large. That starts with the cohort we assemble. We strongly encourage applications from and nominations of rising leaders who self-identify as being from groups typically underrepresented in journalism. We are also actively seeking funders who want to financially sponsor Fellows from these underrepresented groups.

Core Faculty

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Corey Ford, Director

Corey Ford joined Columbia in 2019 to redesign, run, and teach The Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program based on his extensive experience coaching and teaching media entrepreneurs and executives through his company, Matter Ventures. As CEO & Founder of Matter, Ford consults, coaches and teaches executives and entrepreneurs on innovation leadership, process and strategy.

From 2012 to 2019, Matter was a San Francisco and New York City-based startup accelerator and venture capital firm grounded in the principles of design thinking that supported early-stage media entrepreneurs and mission-aligned media institutions building scalable ventures that make society more informed, inclusive, and empathetic. Ford led Matter in raising two venture capital funds, running eight accelerator cohorts, investing in 73 portfolio companies, bringing together 12 institutional media and technology partners, delivering five partner accelerator programs, training local news organizations across the United States and Asia Pacific through Open Matter, assembling a network of 340 mentors, establishing media innovation spaces and communities in both San Francisco and New York City and building a team of extraordinary human beings on both coasts.

Prior to Matter, Corey built Runway, a pre-team, pre-idea incubator for entrepreneurs at Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors. He also taught design thinking innovation at the Institute of Design at Stanford University, also known as “the d.school.”

Ford began his career in journalism managing the production of 17 films for the PBS/WGBH series FRONTLINE for films that won an Emmy and a duPont-Columbia Gold Baton Award. He earned an MBA at Stanford, was a Kauffman Fellow and was a Morehead Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Financial Requirements

Tuition is $20,000 for the complete program. Fees include course training, daily breakfast and lunches, and a few group dinners during the residency weeks. All other expenses, including travel and lodging, are the responsibility of participants and/or their sponsoring organizations. Participants can take advantage of Columbia discounts at area hotels.

The Sulzberger Fellowship is open to any leader in journalism and media from anywhere in the world to apply to directly. Most fellows are sponsored directly by their employer or by a donor to their employer. Available scholarships are listed below, and new scholarships may become available throughout the application period. Individuals without a sponsoring organization or relevant scholarship may also choose to apply directly and self-fund. We encourage all interested individuals to apply directly to the program regardless of their current sponsorship status.
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Scholarships

Below are available scholarships that individual applicants can apply to directly. To apply to any scholarships, applicants should fill out the standard application by the standard timeline listed below, check the box for the scholarships they are interested in, and complete the supplemental questions about their eligibility for the scholarship(s).

Note: This list will be updated as we add new scholarships. Applicants who have already completed an application will be notified of any new scholarships as they become available. If you would like to provide a scholarship, please reach out directly to the Program Director.

Gordon Gray Jr. Fellowships (Local Media, USA)

Columbia Journalism School is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for two fellowships, made possible by Gordon Gray Jr., to the Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program in 2021. These two fellowships are available to media executives and managers from U.S. news organizations that focus on covering news in one geographic region of the United States, more than national or international stories. News organizations may be commercial or non-profit, and work may be published in any medium, on any platform. The fellowships fully cover tuition and fees to the course. Fellowship winners and their news organizations will be responsible for all other expenses associated with course participation, including airfare, hotel accommodations, and meals outside of program sessions.

Application & Deadlines

Applications are now open and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The final deadline to submit an application is March 1, 2021. The cohort will be finalized no later than March 19, 2021.

The application is a simple TypeForm that consists of 4 sections:

  1. Basic Information
     
  2. Demographic Information
     
  3. Application Questions
     
  4. Financial Considerations
     

Before you begin the TypeForm, you will want to prepare paragraph-length answers in English to the following 5 questions:

  1. Describe your current role and responsibilities in your organization.

(For context, please include who you lead and who you report to.)

  1. a) Paste a link to a project or work sample that you are proud to have significantly contributed to:

    b) Tell us more about the link you just provided. Why are you proud of it? What was your role?
     

  2. Why do you want to be a Sulzberger Fellow?
     
  3. Describe your proposed Sulzberger Project.

(What problem are you trying to solve and why? What team, resources, and internal support for this project do you currently have? How much time can you spend on this project as part of your current job?)

  1. If your first choice of project were not to work out, what would you choose as an alternative project?

Once your application is reviewed, promising applicants will be selected for a virtual interview with Director Corey Ford.

 

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FAQ

Please expand for answers for commonly asked questions.

When should I plan to be in New York?

Classes at Columbia are held in May (ten class days) and September (five class days). The 2021 dates are May 3-14 and September 20-24.

What if COVID-19 makes travel and/or in-person instruction unsafe?

While the Sulzberger Program normally runs from January through April, we shifted the 2021 Sulzberger Program to the summer in order to maximize the chances of having safe, in-person learning at Columbia. If, as we near the start of the program, conditions appear to be unsafe due to COVID-19, we will switch to online learning until it is safe to gather in-person again.

I am concerned about privacy surrounding my work and my news organization. How do you address this?

We understand that the topics that this course takes on—revenue models, product development, resource allocation, teams building—speak directly to news organizations’ most serious concerns, and we respect a desire to keep this private. We have found that one of the most fruitful and rewarding elements of the program is what Fellows learn from their peers, and so we have a strict norm of respect, discretion, and confidentiality within the cohort.

I am unsure whether I have the "right" project for the program. Can I talk it over with you?

Don't worry about getting the project exactly right as part of your application. The iterative and feedback-driven nature of the program means that your project will evolve through the course of the program. The rapidly changing nature of the industry and the world means you may need to shift strategic focus along the way. That's what innovative leaders do. Do your best to come up with a primary project focus and a back-up project focus and articulate those in your application. As part of the interview process, you will talk through your project with the Program Director and get feedback on how to adjust it for the program. All projects should be strategically important to your organization and should be part of your day-to-day work during the course of your program. We are not interested in doing projects as an academic exercise.

My company is not currently sponsoring a fellowship. Can I still apply?

Yes. If you are interested in the program, you should apply directly, regardless of whether your company is currently sponsoring a fellow. If your application looks promising, we may be able to work with you to discuss this opportunity with your employer. We may also have additional scholarship opportunities that present themselves. Just make clear in your application whether you already have a financial sponsor and, if you are not able to obtain one, whether you are able to self-fund.

How much time will the Program Director be able to devote to my work?

All Fellows will have significant time with the Program Director. The Program Director will be teaching and/or facilitating every experience in the course and giving detailed feedback on each fellow's project. During the 18 weeks between program sessions, the Program Director will facilitate and/or teach each weekly virtual session. The Program Director will also hold one-on-one coaching sessions with each Fellow.

The program is over the summer. Will I still be able to take a summer vacation?

Yes. All fellows are required to participate in the three intensive in-person weeks without exception. During the 18 weeks of weekly virtual classes, we expect that Fellows may miss one or two sessions due to summer vacations. Fellows should proactively communicate any potential scheduling conflicts in advance.

Where will I stay when in New York? Is there housing?

There is no housing associated with the course. Columbia University has relationships with many area hotels, many of which offer a preferential rate to those studying at the Journalism School. You can download a list of some of these options here. This list is not an endorsement.

I have food allergies and/or sensitivities. How will you handle this?

Breakfast and lunch are both catered daily, and there is one group dinner each session week. If you have dietary restrictions or sensitivities, please notify Director of Professional Programs, Kate Kennedy, regarding their nature before the program start date.

What type of diploma will I receive?

This is a non-degree program. You will receive a statement of attendance upon completion of the program.

Why is this called the Sulzberger Program?

In 2005, the sisters of the legendary New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs (“Punch”) Sulzberger honored their brother by investing in a program they hoped would encourage innovation and sustainability in the news business. In collaboration with Columbia Journalism School, they envisioned a program that would focus on solutions and would provide the leaders of the industry with the tools they need for sustained success. The Sulzberger Program launched its first class of Fellows in 2007.

With whom may I speak about the logistics of the program?

Please contact Kate Kennedy, Director, Professional Programs, at krk16@columbia.edu or register for an information session with Corey Ford:

  • Info Session #1 - October 27, 2020 (6:00 - 7:00 pm ET) (register here)
  • Info Session #2 - November 19, 2020 (12:00 - 01:00 pm ET) (register here)
  • Info Session #3 - December 16, 2020 (6:00 - 7:00 pm ET) (register here)

Former Fellows

Our fellows are executives from all media platforms and business models, including for‐ and not‐for‐profit journalism.

Year First Name Last Name Company
2020 Daisuke Arakawa Nikkei
2020 Sarah Ashworth Vermont Public Radio
2020 Ethan Toven-Lindsey KQED
2020 Gaudenz Looser 20 Minuten
2020 Isabel Mercado Página Siete
2020 Paula Miraglia Nexo Jornal
2020 Carla Miranda O Estado de São Paulo
2020 Marcia Parker CALmatters
2020 Sandra Romandía La Silla Rota
2020 Amanda Rottier The New York Times
2020 Jan Schwalbe Finanz und Wirtschaft
2020 Sam Sifton The New York Times
2020 Alexandra Smith Whereby.us
       
2018 Jennifer Brandel Hearken
2018 Jacqueline  Cheng Wirecutter
2018 Matt DeRienzo LION Publishers
2018 Vicente Argudo Esteve Prisa
2018 Lisa Gibbs AP
2018 Mark Hansen Columbia Journalism School
2018 Jaime Holguin AP
2018 Therese Hurlbutt ABC News
2018 Milind Kamlakar Khandekar ABP News Network
2018 Marc Lacey The New York Times
2018 George Lansbury Fusion TV
2018 Ximena Leon de Campo Grupo RPP
2018 Sophie Lyon TVNZ
2018 Kristen Muller Southern California Public Radio
2018 Jonathan Munro BBC
2018 Manuel Delgado Nachtigall Grupo RPP
2018 Sitara Nieves Marketplace
2018 John Pullman Reuters
2018 Michael Reilly MIT Technology Review
2018 Heidi Robdrup Danish Broadcasting Corporation
2018 Mona Sarantakos Facebook
2018 Kevin Sullivan Reveal, Center for Investigative Reporting
2018 Alan Whiston BBC
       
2017 Jane Barrett Reuters
2017 Amanda Barrett AP
2017 Steve Beatty The Lens
2017 LaSharah Bunting The New York Times
2017 Fiona Campbell BBC
2017 Deborah Clark Marketplace
2017 Max  Da Silva The New York Times
2017 Frida Delgado Nachtigall Gruppo RPP
2017 Bill Elward Bankrate.com
2017 Sam Feist CNN
2017 Laura Frank Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting
2017 Jim Giles Timeline
2017 Jabari Gray Youth Radio
2017 Aine Kerr Facebook
2017 Teri Lamitie WBGH
2017 Robin Pembrooke BBC
2017 Betsy Reed The Intercept
2017 Fernando Rodriguez-Vila Fusion
2017 Joy  Russo ESPN
2017 Jag Sanger AHG Pty, LTD
2017 Dan Silver ABC News
2017 Rachel Smolkin CNN Politics
2017 Michelle  Srbinovich WDET Radio
2017 Denise Vance  AP
       
2016 Hugo Balta ESPN
2016 Samantha  Barry CNN 
2016 Paul  Cheung Associated Press
2016 Subrata De ABC News
2016 Matt Ericson The New York Times
2016 Erin Grau The New York Times
2016 Zheng  Huang Viewfind, Inc.
2016 Clara Jeffery Mother Jones
2016 Mike Melia PBS Newshour
2016 John  Mooney NJ Spotlight
2016 Julie  Moos McClatchy
2016 Katie Nelson Huffington Post
2016 Ellin O'Leary Youth Radio
2016 Ian Phillips Associated Press
2016 Sara  Pratley CNN
2016 Marianne  Raphael NBC News
2016 Dax Tejera Fusion
2016 Michelle  Vince Magnet Media
2016 Mary  Walter-Brown Voice of San Diego
2016 Vickie Walton-James NPR
2016 Irving  Washington Online News Association 
2016 Adrian  Zurbriggen Tamedia
       
2015 Meredith Artley CNN
2015 Monika  Bauerlein Mother Jones
2015 Andrea Bleicher Tamedia
2015 Terence Burke CNN
2015 Shannon Connolly Viacom
2015 Sam Dolnick The New York Times
2015 Michael Freeman The Orlando Sentinel and Forum Publishing Group
2015 Heather Geisler MSNBC
2015 Dana  Haller  MSNBC
2015 Lynda  Hammes Foreign Affairs
2015 Alex  Hardiman The New York Times
2015 Cathy  Hogan PBS
2015 Jena  Janovy ESPN
2015 Caro  Kriel  Associated Press
2015 Derl  McCrudden Associated Press
2015 Camille  McDuffie Columbia Global Reports
2015 Claudia  Milne Bloomberg TV
2015 Scott  Montgomery NPR
2015 Will  Pry The Dallas Morning News
2015 Jon Sawyer Pullitzer Center on Crisis Reporting 
2015 Charles  Sennott The Ground Truth
2015 Kerry  Smith ABC News
2015 Susan  Smith Richardson The Chicago Reporter
       
2014 Simon Matthias Bärtschi  Sonntagszeitung
2014 Andrew  Braddel Associated Press
2014 Brenda  Breslauer New York Public Media
2014 Stephen  Dunbar-Johnson The New York Times Company 
2014 Scott  Finn West Virginia Public Broadcasting
2014 Andrew  Hawken Sky News
2014 Kerri  Hoffman PRX
2014 Gemma  Hooley NPR
2014 David  Kraft ESPN
2014 Susan  Mercandetti Salt Point Strategies
2014 Marjorie  Miller Associated Press
2014 Nicki  Purcell The Dallas Morning News
2014 Adrian  Russell The42.ie
2014 Christa  Scharfenberg Center for Investigative Reporting
2014 Michael  Slackman The New York Times
2014 Christine  Souders Columbia Journalism School
2014 Cheryl  Sullivan The Christian Science Monitor
2014 Benjamin  Wagner  Facebook 
       
2013 Peter Barthel Vertical Media GmbH
2013 Rick  Berke The New York Times
2013 Darren  Burden Mizzen Group
2013 Susan  Daly TheJournal.ie
2013 Tamer  Fakahany Associated Press
2013 Elizabeth  Fishman Sesame Workshop
2013 Anya  Grundmann NPR
2013 Tom  Huang The Dallas Morning News
2013 Mark Katches Oregonian Media Group
2013 Stacy  Kennedy Bloomberg LIVE
2013 Meredith  Kokos Boston Globe Media
2013 Christopher  Ladd The New York Times
2013 Lora  LeSage NBC
2013 Nunzio  Michael Lupo The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
2013 Patricia  Mays ESPN
2013 Bjarke  Moller Taenketanken EUROPA
2013 Amelia  Newcomb The Christian Science Monitor
2013 David  Reiter ABC News
2013 Madeleine  Rey-von Holzen Mediacom
2013 David  Sikorjak NBC
2013 Eric  Ulken The Philadelphia Inquirer
       
2012 Adrian  Acosta Journal Media Group
2012 David  Albright ESPN Digital and Print Media
2012 Leona  Allen The Dallas Morning News
2012 Jeff  Bergin Hearst Newspapers
2012 Glenn Burkins Qcitymetro.com
2012 Clayton Collins The Christian Science Monitor
2012 Brian  Fallon Distilled Media Group
2012 Dan Grech OfferCraft
2012 Doris Hart Gala Digital
2012 Sara  Just ABC News
2012 Baadur  Koplatadze The Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management
2012 Santiago  Lyon Associated Press
2012 Michael  Manning The Boston Globe
2012 Ellen  McDonnell Ellen McDonnell Consulting
2012 Torrey  Oberfest Hachette Book Group
2012 Chris  Peña MSNBC
2012 Jim Roberts Mashable.com
2012 Jean-Paul  Schwindt Tamedia
2012 Blake  Sell PSG
2012 Michael  Shapiro Columbia Journalism School
2012 Amy  Singer Columbia Journalism School
2012 Achilles  Tsaltas The New York Times
       
2011 Molly  Bingham ORBmedia
2011 Karen  Bordeleau The Providence Journal
2011 Neill  Borowski Central New York Media Group
2011 Sue  Brooks Associated Press
2011 Andrew  DeVigal University of Oregon
2011 Peter  Doucette The Boston Globe
2011 Brian  Hamman The New York Times
2011 Rita  Hibbard Companis
2011 Marc  Lemcke Jule Holding, LLC
2011 Sandy  MacIntyre Associated Press
2011 Mark  Medici Atlanta Journal-Constitution
2011 Benjamin  Monnie The New York Times
2011 David  Scott The Christian Science Monitor 
2011 Robin  Sproul ABC News
2011 Patrick  Stiegman ESPN
2011 Peter  Waelty 20 Minuten AG
2011 Abi  Wright Columbia Journalism School
2011 Diego  Zorrilla ESPN
       
2010 Johannes Vitus  Boege Axel Springer
2010 Marco  Boselli 20 Minutes
2010 Jim  Baltzelle Associated Press
2010 Sally  Buzbee Associated Press
2010 Carlos  Cabán ESPN
2010 Brian  Carovillano Associated Press
2010 Thomas  Cavallaro The New York Times
2010 Megan  Cunningham Magnet Media
2010 David Keith Dahl The Boston Globe and Freelance Contributor for BBC
2010 Soraya  Gage NBC
2010 Kerrie  Gillis The New York Times
2010 Timothy  Griggs The Texas Tribune
2010 Susan  Hackney The Christian Science Monitor
2010 Nicole  Hollway Because Really, LLC
2010 Marshall  Ingwerson The Christian Science Monitor
2010 Steve  Jones ABC News Radio
2010 Robert  Kempf NPR
2010 Lisa Kresl The Dallas Morning News
2010 Richard  Levine HWL, LLC
2010 Lauren  McCullough Facebook
2010 Susan  Neisloss Big Bite, Inc.
2010 Jennifer  Preston John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
2010 Lynda  Sachs The New York Times
2010 Ernest  Sotomayor Columbia Journalism School
       
2009 Linda  Austin APME's NewsTrain and Fullbright Scholar 
2009 Paul  Caluori Associated Press
2009 John  Cantarella Facebook
2009 Alfredo  Carbajal The Dallas Morning News
2009 John  DeAugustine The Daily Gazette
2009 Jane  Eisner The Forward
2009 David  Kellogg Columbia Journalism School
2009 Jason  Kissell The Boston Globe
2009 Shawna  Leigh Richer The Globe and Mail
2009 Andrew  Morse CNN
2009 Jean  Nadeau Brunswick News, Inc.
2009 Shazna  Nessa John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
2009 Sarah  Nordgren Associated Press
2009 Raymond  Pearce The New York Times
2009 Richard  Porter BBC 
2009 Brian  Scanlon Associated Press
2009 Fiona  Spruill Meetup
2009 Peter  Vandermeersch NRC Media
2009 Jonathan  Wells The Christian Science Monitor
       
2008 Kenn  Altine Southern Oregon Humane Society
2008 John  Daniszewski Associated Press
2008 Jane  Folpe Ropes and Gray LLP
2008 Michael  Giarrusso Associated Press
2008 Dennis  Giza Columbia Journalism Review
2008 Rosemary  Goudreau Sun Sentinel
2008 Gene  Haddock, Jr. The Houston Chronicle
2008 Cheryl  Hampton Freelance
2008 Fran  Hauser Rothenberg Ventures
2008 Mike  Hoyt The Big Round Table
2008 Nels  Jensen San Diego Business Journal
2008 Joseph  Kolb Western New Mexico University 
2008 Eliot  Pierce The New Republic
2008 Jason  Samuels New York University 
2008 James  Schachter WNYC
2008 Michael  Stoll San Francisco Public Press
2008 John  Yemma The Christian Science Monitor
       
2007 Aaron  Barlow NYC College of Technology
2007 Randolph  Brandt The Journal Times
2007 Louis  Ferrera Associated Press
2007 Thomas  Heslin The Providence Journal
2007 Robert  Larson Bloomberg LP
2007 Chopeta  Lyons Chopeta Lyons Consulting
2007 Daniele  Manca Corriere della Sera
2007 Jeffrey  Price PGA of America
2007 Sergio  Salinas El Paso Times
2007 Caleb  Solomon Bloomberg News
2007 Marcus  Wilford ABC
2007 Stephen  Weis The Houston Chronicle