Advisory Board

The Alfred Friendly Press Partners Advisory Board is composed of news leaders in print, broadcast and digital journalism. They include top-ranked editors, international journalists, innovative educators and pioneering thinkers.

The advisory board provides program advice on journalism issues. Among its roles:

  • Identifying how the fellows – and their home organizations – can benefit most from the fellowship
  • Recruiting accomplished journalists to train international media organizations in areas such as newsroom management, political coverage and investigative reporting
  • Reviewing fellowship applications
  • Recruiting and training U.S. host and international partner newsrooms


Jane Hirt, Chair
Former Managing Editor and a Vice President
Chicago Tribune
Gilbert Bailón
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Dan Gillmor
Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
Craig Matsuda
Management and Communications Strategy Consultant
Cedar Sinai Hospital
Joseph Odindo
Former Group Editorial Director
Nation Media Group
Nairobi, Kenya
Jacqui Banaszynski, Senior Editor, News, The Seattle Times  Jacqui Banaszynski

Knight Chair
Missouri School of Journalism
Rob Eshman
Director, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Tery Hayt
Executive editor
American Society of News Editors
Greg Victor
Pittsburgh Post-Gazettes