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


Gilbert Bailón
Executive Editor
KERA News, DallasFormer Executive Editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  Joanna Ossinger

Editor, Cross Access Markets, Bloomberg News

Specializes specializing in business and markets news including crypto, stocks, FX, macro, derivatives


Kevin Drew

Supervising Editor, National Public Radio, Washington

Former editor, US News & World Report

Marina Walker Guevara

Executive Editor, Pulitzer Center

Former Deputy Director, International Consortium

of Investigative Journalists

Joseph Odindo Joseph Odindo
Former Editorial Director
Standard Group
Nairobi, Kenya
  Francesco Marconi 

Computational journalist, co-founder of real-time information company Applied XL

Former manager of strategy at The Associated Press and R&D Chief at The Wall Street Journal

Jackie Combs-Nelson 

Former designer/editor,  Chicago Tribune

Rob Eshman
Former Director, Publisher and Editor-in-chief of TRIBE Media
Teri Hayt

Report for America, Deputy Director of Corps Excellence, Regional Manager

Former Executive Director
American Society of News Editors

Greg Victor
CEO and Founder, International Free Expression Project, Pittsburgh PA


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