National Journalism Advisory Board

CCJ’s National Journalism Advisory Board is made up of leading journalists, editors, publishers and educators from across the country. They advise CCJ to ensure that we’re helping students develop the skills and networks needed to produce quality work and succeed in the ever-evolving media landscape.

And unlike many other programs, our students actually get quality face-time with our Board, as when advisors conduct mock job interviews,  provide feedback on student work and mentor students throughout their time at CCJ and beyond. Advisors not only help our students make connections, find quality internships and fellowships, and land their dream jobs; they help them make the most of their talents and developed skills to become leading voices and changemakers in an industry that needs fresh, innovative and bright minds.

Dan Grech
Vice President of Marketing and PR, OfferCraft; former News Director, WLRN Miami Herald News

Jennifer Greer, Ph.D.
Associate Provost, University of Alabama  

Tim Grieve
Vice President for News, McClatchy Company    

Michelle Holmes
Vice President of Content,

Rabun Matthews
Former President and General Manager, multiple Hearst Television stations; former Vice President of News, Pulitzer Broadcasting Company.

Mindy McAdams
Knight Chair, University of Florida College of Journalism & Communications

Doug Mitchell
Consultant/Project Manager, NPR; Adjunct Instructor, Georgetown University

Reg Murphy
Vice Chairman, National Geographic Society and former Publisher, The Baltimore Sun  

David Rapp
Chief Content Officer and Sr. VP, CQ Roll Call

MaryLynn Ryan
Bureau Chief, Southeast Region, CNN/US

Randy Siegel
President, Advance Local

Neil Skene
Consultant and Former Publisher, Congressional Quarterly

Mark Stencel
Digital Fellow, The Poynter Institute and former Managing Editor, Digital News, National Public Radio

Benét Wilson
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Aviation Queen LLC; Chair of Diversity Committee, Online News Association; Vice President of Education, National Association of Black Journalists' Digital Journalism Task Force

Board Emeriti

Chief Executive Officer, Center for Investigative Reporting
Chris Carroll
Director of Student Media, Vanderbilt Student Communications, Inc.
Karen B. Dunlap, Ph.D.
President and Trustee, The Poynter Institute

Anders Gyllenhaal
Senior Editor and Director, Leadership and Development; Former Vice President for News, McClatchy Company  

Wyatt Thomas (Tom) Johnson Jr.
Former Chairman and Chief Executive, CNN

Charles L. Overby
Former Chairman and CEO, Current Trustee, Freedom Forum