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; advisers conduct mock job interviews, provide feedback on student work and mentor students throughout their time at CCJ and beyond. Advisers 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 develop skills to become leading voices and changemakers in an industry that needs fresh, innovative and bright minds.

Board members

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

Jennifer Greer, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky

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

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

Neil Skene
Consultant and Former Publisher, Congressional Quarterly

Mark Stencel
Co-Director, Duke Reporters’ Lab

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

Gigi Douban
News Director, WBHM and documentary filmmaker

Richard Jones
Philadelphia Inquirer Managing Editor of Opinion

Michael Grant
Teaching Fellow at Google News Lab

Nicole Smith
Editorial Audience Director at the Harvard Business Review