Team & Careers

NLP’s experienced team supports our mission. Get to know us:


Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Senior Vice President of Research and Design

Peter Adams became the News Literacy Project’s senior vice president of research and design after several years as the organization’s head of education. He began his career as a classroom teacher in the New York City schools through Teach For America. He has also taught in the Chicago public schools, at Roosevelt University and at Chicago City Colleges’ Wilbur Wright campus. In addition, he has worked with the NYC Teaching Fellows program, with After School Matters and as an independent education consultant.

Since joining NLP in 2009, he has coordinated classroom and after-school programs, served as Chicago program manager, worked on organizational strategy and developed NLP’s digital program. He has also provided news literacy training and workshops to educators and others throughout the area. He was promoted to his current position in January 2014 and oversees NLP’s education team, which develops resources and training for teachers. He and the other team members are based in Chicago.

Peter is a graduate of Indiana University, where he majored in English and African American studies and co-founded an independent monthly student newspaper, and has a master’s degree in the humanities from the University of Chicago.

Media Appearances

Chicago Media Talks, Teaching Media Literacy in the ‘Fake News Era’

Wired, The Election-Swinging, Facebook-Fueled, Get-Out-the-Vote Machine

Columbia Journalism Review, ‘Disinformation Weekly’: How midterm newspapers are failing the electorate

The New York Times, When Teens Find Misinformation, These Teachers Are Ready

WTTW, News Educators Say Journalists Should ‘Slow Down’ on Social Media

New York Times, Lesson of the Day: ‘How to Deal With a Crisis of Misinformation’

NPR, Misinformation Around the Coronavirus

Education Week, How to Talk About Social Media and the Capitol Insurrection: A Guide for Teachers

The Hechinger Report, The in-school push to fight misinformation from the outside world

The Denver Channel, Everyone should fact check; this is how easy and quick it can be done

Illinois Public Media, How can you tell if the news you read is real?

@AJStream, What is being done to thwart Russian disinformation on Ukraine?

NBC News, Gen Z isn’t immune to misinformation. These zoomers are making sure their peers don’t get fooled.

Fox 5 DC, How to separate online fact from fiction

Scientific American, Schoolkids Are Falling Victim to Disinformation and Conspiracy Fantasies

The 74, A Year After Jan. 6 Insurrection, Teachers Wary of Anti-CRT Laws Careful How They Broach Capitol Attack


Celebrating News Literacy Change-Makers 2021, Keynote speech by Peter Adams, Senior Vice President of Education

Claudia Borgelt

Senior Vice President of Advancement and Impact

Claudia Borgelt brings an impressive background in fundraising to NLP, which she joined in July 2018 as vice president of development. She became NLP’s senior vice president of advancement and impact in July 2023.

Her first position in development was at Emory University, where she focused on young alumni engagement. From there, she spent a year learning about nonprofit management at The Association Group in Smyrna, Georgia, where she was in charge of daily administration and continuing education programs for nonprofits and professional organizations.

In March 2013 Claudia joined BUILD Inc., a national youth entrepreneurship program based in Redwood City, California, as a development associate. During her five years there she was steadily promoted, rising to associate vice president for development. She managed a multimillion-dollar portfolio of corporate and foundation funders, directed fundraising strategy for her team, and brought in the largest donation BUILD had ever received — $4 million over three years.

Claudia is a graduate of Emory University, where she majored in English literature and was named to the 100 Senior Honorary — an annual selection of the university’s top seniors, nominated by faculty, students and alumni and chosen for their leadership and service.

Mary Lynn Hickey

Senior Vice President of Administration

Mary has over 20 years of experience with nonprofit organizations as an administrator, community outreach and volunteer coordinator, and board member. She joined the News Literacy Project as program administrator in December 2011 and became vice president of administration in January 2014.

Prior to joining NLP, she was associate director of the Falls Church Housing Corporation in Falls Church, Virginia, where she oversaw the staff, budget, fundraising, marketing and community advocacy and outreach. She previously worked for the Dominican Retreat in McLean, Virginia, the Hospice of Northern Virginia and the Northern Virginia Hotline.  She is a former board member of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as a member of the town council in the Town of Bath, WV.

Mary is a graduate of American University, where she majored in economics and urban studies.

Ebonee Otoo

Senior Vice President of Educator Engagement

Ebonee Otoo joined the News Literacy Project in April 2020. A strategic coalition builder and community engagement expert, she has spent her career successfully scaling up campaigns and programs in the pursuit of equal access for all.

From 2015 to 2017, she led the national partner engagement program at Enroll America, a nonprofit created to ensure that members of often underserved communities were able to enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Her work resulted in millions of people within minority, women and young adult communities gaining health coverage. After Enroll America closed its doors, she joined the District of Columbia’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education as a community outreach specialist, building compelling digital experiences for constituents that led to positive outcomes for children, educators and families.

Ebonee began her career as a marketing/outreach coordinator for the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and has also worked for Golden Girl Media, BET Networks and the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute. A native of Los Angeles, she holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Media Appearances

KGUN 9, Talking to people who believe misinformation
Different types of misinformation and how to identify it

Ms. Magazine, A Tribute to Women in Journalism Who Cracked Glass Ceilings

School Library Journal, News Literacy Project Launches NewsLitNation, a National Educator Network 

Mozilla Foundation’s Misinfo Monday, How to Tell Fact from Crap in the Newsfeed  

WRTV Indianapolis, We live in the most complicated landscape in history:” The importance of news literacy 

WERA Public Radio, Arlington, Virginia, The News Literacy Project, with Ebonee Rice 

Charles Salter

President and Chief Executive Officer

Charles (Chuck) Salter joined the News Literacy Project ( as its first-ever chief operating officer in 2018 and was named president and chief operating officer in 2019. He became NLP’s second-ever CEO on July 1, 2022. Prior to joining the team, he spent nearly two decades working in the education space – particularly to advance opportunity in under-resourced communities – as a teacher, school leader, teachers union president and as a senior executive with several national education organizations, including: Teach For America in California, New York and Nevada; the Bay Area After-School All-Stars in California; and as regional director, vice president and superintendent of schools with Lighthouse Academies, a national, non-profit charter management organization, where he managed a group of 6 schools outside of Chicago that enrolled more than 2,200 students. Most recently before NLP, he was president and chief operating officer of BUILD Inc., a national youth entrepreneurship organization with programs in the Bay Area of northern California, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York City and Boston.

Chuck earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies and German with university and departmental honors from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania.  He holds a juris doctor degree from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University in Bloomington and has graduate certificates from Indiana University and Harvard University in nonprofit management, from Ball State University in business studies and from Cornell University in change leadership. He is a member of the Indiana Bar and is also a trained community mediator.

Video profile, Introducing NLP’s New CEO, Taking NLP from Mission to Movement

NLPeople Q & A, Chuck Salter, president and CEO

Media Appearances

School Administrator, Teaching Fact from Fiction

EdSurge, Nonprofit News Literacy Project Welcomes Former Educator as CEO, With Plans to Expand

EducationWeek, We Americans Risk Losing the Ability to Govern Ourselves. Better Civics Education Can Help 

WOSU NPR affiliate, America‘s lapse in civic education 

ABC 7 Denver, Scripps, News Literacy Project join forces to promote news literacy education 

Cap Radio NPR affiliate, California’s Challenge To Modernize Government, Technology / Improving Civic Knowledge And Engagement In The U.S.  

The Cap Times, Opinion | For the sake of democracy, teach more civics in schools

Life of Gusto podcast, Charles Salter, President and COO, News Literacy Project 

Mike Webb

Senior Vice President of Communications

Mike Webb is NLP’s senior vice president of communications, responsible for maintaining and expanding our national profile, managing media and public relations and expanding partnerships.

Before joining NLP in July 2019, Mike served as a vice president at BerlinRosen, a Washington public affairs firm, where he led client teams on a variety of social justice issues, including initiatives that taught young people to serve as spokespersons for a movement to close youth prisons and that supported a children’s advocacy organization working to improve foster care systems across the country.

Earlier in his career, Mike spent five years at ProPublica, where he was the nonprofit newsroom’s first communications professional. As director and vice president of communications, he created a blueprint to ensure that ProPublica’s investigations had impact: producing major events, developing and expanding the newsletter, launching a podcast and generating numerous stories about the innovative Pulitzer Prize-winning news outlet. He has also held communications positions at the Brennan Center for Justice and The Nation magazine, and led sales and marketing efforts at the online news site Honolulu Civil Beat.

Mike received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

Media Appearances

The Ptittsburgh Post-Gazette, Was the news about Mike Tomlin too good to be true?

The Black Agenda Podcast, S3,E22: The Era of Misinformation

The Alabama Baptist, Battling ‘fake news’: Are you ‘news illiterate’?

The Hill, Media literacy is desperately needed in classrooms around the country, advocates say

Darragh Worland

Senior Vice President of Creative Strategy

Darragh Worland became the News Literacy Project’s senior vice president of creative strategy in July 2022 after three years as the organization’s vice president of creative services and several years as the organization’s vice president of production and digital media prior to that. As the SVP for Creative Strategy, she leads NLP’s editorial content team and the platforms team. She also hosts NLP’s podcast, “Is that a fact?”

She joined NLP in 2011 as the New York program coordinator and was soon promoted to program manager. In that position, she rapidly expanded the New York program.

Prior to joining NLP, Darragh was a journalist for several major news organizations, including six years as a writer, web producer and field producer at NY1 News, when it was a Time Warner-owned cable outlet that covers New York City. She then covered the financial crisis as a senior producer at MSN Money, shooting and producing video features for the web.

From 2007 to 2011, Darragh was an adjunct assistant professor at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, where she helped launch the Local East Village blog in partnership with The New York Times. In 2010, ABC News retained her to train its staff in digital video production. She has also designed and taught online and in-class multimedia courses and seminars for UCLA Extension, Mediabistro, PRNDI and other media organizations — helping journalists and communications professionals around the world keep pace with the changing media landscape.

Darragh is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she studied English and drama, and has a master’s degree in journalism, with a focus on cultural reporting and broadcasting, from NYU.


What the Media,  2022 Midterms — Information, Misinformation, Disinformation

New York Daily News, Don’t let social media spoil your news judgment: A guide to navigating our information jungle 

Cause Pods, Interview with Darragh Worland of the Is that a fact? podcast 

Chicago Daily Herald, The News Literacy Project keeps pressure on fact checking  


Conspiracy Theories Linking 5G and COVID-19 Spread 
QAnon Conspiracy Movement Gains Followers in Uncertain Times
COVID-19 Is Enabling Some Governments to Limit Press Freedoms 

Katie Aberbach

Senior Manager of Marketing

Katie Aberbach is NLP’s senior manager of marketing. She joined NLP in August 2021 and has a background in marketing, communications and journalism.

Katie worked as a marketing writer/editor at Wesleyan University, where she developed and executed strategic initiatives in support of the university’s mission. Previously, she was a senior marketing writer at the Harvard Art Museums, editor-in-chief at Culture magazine, and a senior editor at the Washington Post Express. She has freelanced for the Washington Post, Google and Zagat, among others.

Katie received a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and a master’s degree in communication, culture and technology from Georgetown University.

Matt Arnold

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Matt Arnold is the NLP’s executive assistant to the CEO. He joined NLP in July 2022, after spending almost fifteen years working at the Cleveland Institute of Music, most recently as the special assistant to the provost. As a dedicated volunteer for the Human Rights Campaign—the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization—Matt holds a seat on its National Board of Governors representing his hometown of Cleveland, advocating for equality as a leader, ambassador, and fundraiser. Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in music from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and a master’s degree in journalism from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Ana Bitter

Visual Designer

Ana Bitter joined NLP in February 2021 as a visual designer.

She previously worked at Hawaii Business Magazine, an award-winning regional business publication, as an intern, and she served as the associate design director at Ka leo O Hawai‘i, her university’s student newspaper.

Ana attended the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where she earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design, and a certificate in French language. While completing her degree, she produced work commissioned by the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board and a piece that was exhibited in Tokyo Midtown’s “Open the Park” event, an international exhibition. In addition to her design and copy editing work at Mānoa’s newspaper, she also served as a designer and student manager at the university’s campus graphics office, designing and producing promotional and advertorial materials.

Kim Bowman

Senior Manager of Research

Kim Bowman is NLP’s senior manager of research.

After teaching middle school social studies for six years in Virginia, Kim earned her Ph.D. in curriculum, culture and change from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), focusing on gender equity and assessment design. During her graduate studies, Kim helped VCU’s Office of Alumni Relations launch and manage its online platform for networking and career advice. She also worked with VCU’s School of Education to support mentor teachers and student teachers in the field.

Kim also has an undergraduate degree in history from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia and a graduate degree in teaching and learning from University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine.

Freeda Brook

Senior Manager of Data Operations

Freeda Brook is NLP’s senior manager of data operations.  She joined the development team at NLP in March 2022.Prior to NLP, Freeda worked as an academic librarian, most recently at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She taught college students information literacy skills, including a course on the topic of fake news. As the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian, she managed the library’s research collection and acquisitions budget. She researched, published, and presented scholarship on feminist leadership and anti-racist practices in library work. Freeda holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the Information School at the University of Washington and a master’s in public administration from the Evans School of Public Affairs, also at the University of Washington. She graduated with honors from Grinnell College with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Pamela Brunskill

Senior Manager of Education Design

Pamela Brunskill is a senior manager of education design at NLP.

Pamela joined NLP in August 2021 after 20 years of experience in education and education publishing. She was an elementary and middle school teacher in Clarence, New York, and an adjunct instructor at Bloomsburg University, Bucknell University and the University at Buffalo.

As a literacy specialist and consultant, she worked to align and enhance K-8 writing programs in Western New York. She also founded and operated Authors and Educators, a company dedicated to developing curriculum resources for publishers and authors. Additionally, she authored five books for the education market and co-authored Information Literacy: Separating Fact from Fiction.

Pamela holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from SUNY College at Buffalo and a master’s degree in education from the University at Buffalo.

Media Appearances

The 74:
As Misinformation Rages, Educators Focused on Improving News Literacy Turn to Outside Groups to Help Kids Parse Fact From Fantasy

Hannah Covington

Director of Education Design

Hannah Covington is NLP’s director of education design. She joined the education team in August 2020.

Hannah has experience in both the newsroom and the classroom. As a journalist, she covered local government and breaking news at the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune, the state’s largest newspaper. She has also written for the Tulsa World and The Oklahoman. Previously, she was an adjunct instructor, working with high school and undergraduate students at Tulsa Community College and the University of Tulsa. She anchored her writing classes in media literacy and rhetorical skills, training students to think like reporters to navigate today’s information landscape.

Hannah studied literature at Oral Roberts University, where she majored in English and Spanish. She also holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Tulsa.

Kymberly Deane

Senior Manager of Donor Engagement

Kymberly Deane is NLP’s senior manager of donor engagement. She joined NLP in May 2022 and is responsible for overseeing the stewardship of our supporters and prospects, while also enhancing the overall donor engagement experience.

Kymberly previously worked at Part of the Solution (POTS), an anti-poverty nonprofit in the Bronx, New York, where she served as an institutional giving manager. She cultivated institutional relationships and managed a grant portfolio that contributed over $1 million annually to the organization’s program and operating budget. She also served as the organization’s grant writer.

Kymberly majored in English with a writing concentration and minored in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Gettysburg College. She is also a graduate of Prep for Prep, a leadership development program in New York.

Dan Evon

Senior Manager of Education Design

Dan Evon is a senior manager of education design at NLP.

Prior to joining NLP in 2022, Dan worked as a reporter for, the internet’s oldest fact-checking site, where he monitored disinformation networks and addressed viral rumors. He published thousands of articles, generated millions of views, and (hopefully) made the vast information streams of the internet a little easier to navigate during his eight years there.

Dan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans, where he studied journalism, philosophy and, film history.

Shaelynn Farnsworth

Shaelynn Farnsworth

Senior Director of Education Partnership Strategy

Shaelynn Farnsworth is the News Literacy Project’s senior director of education partnership strategy.

Shaelynn has over 20 years of experience in education. She spent the first part of her career as a high school English teacher in Conrad, Iowa, where she reimagined teaching and learning in her classroom and became a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. Shaelynn focused on developing student skills in information consumption, creating innovative ways for students to demonstrate understanding, and inspiring healthy skepticism in the digital age. She was recruited by a regional state education agency in Iowa, where she was a school improvement consultant for seven years. Shaelynn supported districts throughout Iowa in the areas of literacy, technology, AIW, and systemic change. She was a member of the state’s literacy, social studies, and technology leadership teams.

Shaelynn holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in English from the University of Northern Iowa.

Media Appearances

The 74:
As Misinformation Rages, Educators Focused on Improving News Literacy Turn to Outside Groups to Help Kids Parse Fact From Fantasy

Abby Friedman

Director of Talent

Abby Friedman is NLP’s director of talent.

Abby joined NLP in April of 2022, after nearly a decade of experience in education and six years in human resources.  At Democracy Prep Public Schools in New York City, Abby helped launch a program to guide all teachers to certification.  At Uncommon Schools, also in New York, she coached staff and managers through performance issues and helped drive a diversity, equity and inclusion initiative by researching and educating colleagues on microaggressions.

Abby received her bachelor’s degree. from Swarthmore College, where she majored in Latin and received Pennsylvania certification in elementary education.  She also attended New York Law School.

Mary Kane

Senior Editor

Mary Kane is the senior editor at NLP, ensuring our content, including newsletters, updates, case studies and Checkology lessons, is clear, correct and readable. She joined NLP in April 2020, after serving as an associate editor at Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, a respected national publication, where she wrote award-winning articles on retirement finances and aging. She also is an adjunct professor in the graduate program at Johns Hopkins University, where she teaches  Journalism and Publishing in the Digital Age, a media literacy course.

Previously, Mary served as editor of The Washington Independent, a pathbreaking online site, and spent a year as an Alicia Patterson Fellow, one of journalism’s highest honors. As a freelancer, she edited or wrote for The Washington Post, Reuters, Politico,, Crain’s Chicago Business, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, National Geographic News, The E.W. Scripps Company, and other publications. She is a former national correspondent for Newhouse News Service, and she shared in a George Polk award for a Southern Exposure magazine issue on subprime lending.

Mary is a University of Pittsburgh graduate with a B.A. in English and Rhetoric.

Andrea Lazar

Senior Director of Institutional Giving

Andrea Lazar joined NLP in July 2020 as director of institutional giving, responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of foundation and corporate partners in support of NLP’s mission and work. She became senior director in July 2022.

Andrea came to NLP from the Pahara Institute, where she was the senior manager of development responsible for a $5 to $6 million annual fundraising budget. Prior to Pahara, Andrea built a successful foundation giving program across two states at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. She also has significant experience in nonprofit arts management. Andrea has founded and operated several businesses, as well as a small business consulting practice, and she continues to teach a graduate-level course on entrepreneurship for creatives at the University of Houston.

Andrea has an MBA and an M.A. in nonprofit arts management from Southern Methodist University, and a B.A. from the Plan II program at The University of Texas at Austin. She holds down the Third Coast for NLP from her home base in Houston.

Sara Lewis

Senior Manager of Operations

Sara Lewis is NLP’s senior manager of operations, working part-time in our Washington headquarters.

Before she joined NLP in July 2019, Sara spent 12 years working to improve educational outcomes for students in under-resourced communities, both as a teacher and as a nonprofit professional. As a Teach For America corps member, she taught social studies and English at Dunbar Senior High School in Washington for four years, then taught social studies at SEED Public Charter School in Washington and history at Elm City College Prep, a charter school in New Haven, Connecticut. More recently, she held several administrative positions at Teach For America’s regional office in New Haven and was senior office coordinator for the UP Education Network in Boston.

Sara majored in sociology at the University of Michigan and received a Master of Arts in Teaching, with certification as a secondary social studies teacher, from American University.

Andrea Lin

Senior Manager of Design

Andrea Lin joined NLP in April 2018 as its first in-house visual designer.

She has done graphic design work for the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and for KRPR, a Washington public relations firm. She also was a social media intern at National Geographic Partners and a public relations intern at a school district in Naperville, Illinois.

Andrea is a graduate of American University, where she majored in public relations and strategic communications and minored in graphic design. She was the editor in chief of American Way of Life, a student magazine, and previously served as its creative director and public relations manager. She also was the co-chair of AU’s Student Media Board, an organization comprising 10 student publications.

Jake Lloyd

Director of Social Media

Jake Lloyd is NLP’s director of social media, responsible for engaging stakeholders, donors and other supporters, both current and new, and raising awareness of our mission.

He joined NLP in September 2018 from DC SCORES, a nonprofit that serves low-income youth in the District of Columbia by building neighborhood teams that give young people confidence to succeed in sports, in school and in life. In his nine years there, starting as a communications associate and ending as director of digital communications and campaigns, he built its social media platforms from the ground up, established its presence in day-of-giving campaigns and led the development of a new website.

A graduate of Albion College, where he majored in American studies and minored in journalism, Jake began his career as a sports writer for news outlets in Michigan and North Carolina. He initially worked for DC SCORES while serving as a volunteer for AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and subsequently joined the organization as communications manager. In his spare time, he has covered college and professional sports events in North Carolina and Washington, D.C., for The Associated Press.

Jordan Maze

Director of Platforms

Jordan Maze is NLP’s director of platforms.

A graduate of Colorado College with a degree in Russian and Eurasian studies, Jordan spent several years working in Belgrade, Serbia, as an English teacher and as a research assistant at the Center for Applied NonViolent Actions & Strategies and in Sarajevo, Bosnia, as a project assistant for Sarajevo Open Centre. She also was a deputy editor for Balkanist Magazine and has IT help desk experience.

Carol McCarthy

Senior Director of Editorial Content

Carol McCarthy combines journalism and education experience in her role as the News Literacy Project’s senior director of editorial content.

She came to NLP in December 2018 from the University of Rhode Island, where she spent five years as a communications and public information officer, using a variety of channels to promote research, student and faculty achievements and programs at both URI’s main campus in Kingston and its Coastal Resources Center in Narragansett. She began her journalism career in Rhode Island, starting at a weekly newspaper and then working at The Providence Journal and The Newport Daily News. Following graduate school, she worked at The Prince George’s Journal in Lanham, Maryland. In 1994 she joined The Day, in New London, Connecticut, as a copy editor and page designer; over the next two decades, she advanced to the position of deputy managing editor and launched a successful women’s magazine.

Carol graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and received a master’s degree in journalism and political science from the University of Maryland.

Susan Minichiello

Senior Manager of Education Design

Susan Minichiello is a senior manager of education design at NLP. She joined the team in August 2022.

Susan spent a decade working as a reporter and editor at community newspapers in California, Nebraska, Montana and North Dakota. Previously she was the education reporter at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, where she won California Journalism Awards for her writing on equity in schools. Susan’s freelance magazine work was recognized with an honorable mention at the Eddie & Ozzie Awards. She also has a background in copywriting for nonprofit organizations and in editing textbooks for diversity, equity and inclusion.

She studied English at the University of Montana, with a focus on creative writing. She is based in Northern California.

Erin Olson

Senior Manager of Education Partnerships

Erin is NLP’s senior manager of education partnerships (West). She began her career as a middle school language arts teacher in Storm Lake, Iowa and then transitioned to teaching high school English in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Her interest in meaningful technology integration led her to a position as a technology integrationist for a regional state education agency. Erin supported districts with technology integration, literacy, project-based learning, and STEM. She then returned to her home district to serve as an instructional leader and instructional coach.

Erin holds two degrees from Buena Vista University: a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Instructional and Curriculum/Effective Teaching.

DeMario Phipps-Smith

Senior Manager of Community Learning

DeMario Phipps-Smith is a senior manager of community learning at NLP.

DeMario joined NLP in September 2022 after more than six years of working as a digital media professional. He began his career at one his hometown newspapers, The Chicago Sun-Times in 2015. Since then, he has worked in various roles that include stints in marketing, communications, and content production as a freelancer. DeMario is passionate about using his experiences to better serve marginalized communities and amplify their voices in the media space.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in radio, television, and digital media from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a master’s degree in media innovation and content strategy from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Elizabeth Price

Senior Manager of Institutional Giving

Elizabeth Price is NLP’s senior manager of institutional giving.

Prior to joining NLP in July 2021, Elizabeth worked as a program manager at the self-driving vehicle company Cruise. During her time there, she served as the co-advocacy lead for Empowering Women of Cruise (EWOC), where she organized tailored programming and outreach initiatives to support women and women-identifying members in STEAM. She also served as the Southern California site lead for Cruisers of the African Diaspora (COAD), building community engagement programming for Black employees and local students.

Elizabeth previously worked at Google as a field operations associate.

She holds a Project Management Professional certification and earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in communication management and communication from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Natalie Quan

Senior Manager of Development Operations

Natalie Quan is NLP’s senior manager of development operations. Part of a team that manages data collection and organization related to NLP’s many stakeholders and programs, her focus is on fundraising operations and analytics.

Before joining NLP in October 2018, she worked for BUILD, a national youth entrepreneurship program based in Redwood City, California, where she was most recently national grants manager. In that role she managed a portfolio of more than 100 grants, ranging from $5,000 to $4 million, and was the lead author on eight proposals that resulted in grant awards totaling more than $4 million (including one of $1.5 million).

A graduate of UCLA, where she majored in communication studies, Natalie has a law degree from the University of Southern California and practiced civil litigation in Los Angeles and San Francisco before turning her abilities to the nonprofit sector. She also has a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Northeastern University.

Alee Quick

Director of Civic Engagement

Alee Quick is NLP’s director of civic engagement.

She previously oversaw marketing and public relations for the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank named for and founded by the late senator from Illinois. Before that, she was the editor of The Southern Illinoisan newspaper in Carbondale, Illinois, where she worked in the newsroom for more than six years. She was also a fundraiser for USA Rugby and led marketing and communications at Emriver, Inc., which builds river models for schools, museums and labs.

She has two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Missouri: one in journalism and one in Spanish.

Miriam Romais

Director of NewsLitNation

Miriam Romais is the News Literacy Project’s director, NewsLitNation, combining her extensive experience as a leader and consultant in the nonprofit world with a lifelong commitment to advocating for equity, education and visual literacy.

She received a certification in media literacy in 2021 from Palavra Aberta’s EducaMídia program in São Paulo, Brazil. Before joining NLP in 2018, she worked with the Center for Photography at Woodstock in Woodstock, New York, on marketing and strategic development projects. She previously spent more than two decades at En Foco Inc., a nonprofit in the Bronx, New York, supporting photographers of Latinx, African and Asian heritage and Native Peoples of the Americas and Pacific. There, she created workshops, exhibitions and grant opportunities for hundreds of artists and served as executive director from 2005 to 2014. She also was the publisher/editor of En Foco’s photography journal, Nueva Luz, which during her tenure won three Ippie Awards and received four Lucie Award nominations for photography magazine of the year. Her personal photographic work has been awarded several grants and has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including El Museo del Barrio, the Museum of the City of New York and the Smithsonian Institution.

Prior to her career in the arts, Miriam worked as a photojournalist in the 1990s in New Jersey. She has been involved with curriculum development for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, in addition to training hundreds of their RiderCoaches and over 2,000 individual motorcyclists. Miriam holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Rutgers University/Mason Gross School of the Arts and an MBA from the State University of New York/Empire State College with an advanced certificate in Global Brand Marketing.

Media Appearances
“Precisamos aprender a não compartilhar desinformação”, diz especialista (We need to learn not to share disinformation, says expert).

Thoughts on history, photojournalism and photo manipulation.

WLRN Miami
‘It’s A Necessity’: Miami-Dade Teachers Learn How to Spot Misinformation Online.

Areas of Agreement podcast
Episode 5: Life in a Local News Desert

Education for a Sustainable Democracy podcast
Part 1: Helping youth become critical news consumers, with John Silva and Miriam Romais
Part 2: Combatting misinformation in the classroom, with John Silva and Miriam Romais

KRFC Radio Fort Collins
Community @ Work’s Betsy Perna interviews Miriam Romais on news literacy

Tori Saia

Manager of Professional and Community Learning

Tori Saia is NLP’s manager of professional and community learning.

Tori joined NLP in November 2022 after working for six years with students and teachers across grade levels and classroom settings and supporting youth civic engagement projects with middle schoolers in Rhode Island. She also worked for three years as a high school English teacher in the Greater Boston area.

Tori also was the pilot projects coordinator for the Educating for American Democracy initiative at iCivics. She helped co-design a national teacher fellowship in partnering school districts and supported the planning, logistics, and knowledge management of the pilot program. Tori has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Gender Studies from Columbia University and a Master of Arts in Teaching in English Education from Tufts University.

John Silva

Senior Director of Professional and Community Learning

John Silva is the News Literacy Project’s senior director of professional and community learning.

He joined NLP in March 2017 with 13 years of experience as a middle and high social studies teacher with Chicago Public Schools. He first became involved with news literacy in 2014 when his students engaged in NLP’s original classroom program.

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, John spent several years in corporate telecommunications positions before deciding to become a teacher. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in the teaching of history and has a master’s degree in education, with a concentration in e-learning, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2012.

Media Appearances

The Washington Post, 9 tips to debunk false claims made by friends and family

The War Horse, Troops, Veterans Are Targets in the Disinformation War, Even if They Don’t Know It Yet

The Associated Press, Virus outbreak means (mis)information overload: How to cope 

EdSurge, Can Your Students Tell the Difference Between Fact and Fiction? 

KGTV San Diego, Election rumors permeating social networks underscores need for media literacy 

The List, How to Spot Red Flag Phrases in Online Content 

30 Seconds, Fact or Fake? How to Help Kids & Adults Spot Misinformation Online  

NLP, Use PEP to talk to conspiracy believers 

Education for a Sustainable Democracy Podcast, Assessing Truth in the News, with John Silva and Miriam Romais

CapRadio, Misinformation Amid Russian Invasion of Ukraine

NewsNation, How to spot misinformation about Russia and Ukraine

Associated Press, Propaganda, fake videos of Ukraine invasion bombard users

Brittney Smith

Senior Manager of Education Partnerships (East)

Brittney Smith is a senior manager of education partnerships (east) at NLP.

Brittney joined NLP in July 2022 after eight years of teaching life science in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a high school teacher to diverse populations of students, including English Language Learners In her tenure as science department chair, she focused on building partnerships with community stakeholders to enrich and improve students’ educational experiences.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in biological science from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in teaching science to adolescents and young adults from Mount St. Joseph University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in educational practice and innovation with a STEM focus at the University of South Carolina

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Amelia Thompson

Front-end Developer

Amelia Thompson is NLP’s front-end developer.

Amelia joined NLP in February 2021 after working as a graphic designer and front-end developer at several companies, including Quadmetrics, a cybersecurity startup; Teal Media, a creative design agency; and Nuspire, a global managed security services provider.  She also freelanced for NLP for about a year, coding and testing The Sift and Get Smart About News. Amelia graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in informatics. As an undergraduate, she interned in the marketing department at Merit Network, a nonprofit organization. Amelia is based in Chicago.

Christina Veiga

Senior Director of Media Relations

As the senior director of media relations for NLP, Christina Veiga drives press coverage and builds awareness of the organization’s work, mission and impact. She coordinates media requests for information and interviews and plays a key role in promoting National News Literacy Week and other NLP events.

Before joining NLP, Christina was a journalist for more than a decade. She started her career at the Miami Herald newspaper in Florida, where she covered several local government beats and the Miami-Dade County public school system. She went on to Chalkbeat, a nonprofit digital news organization, where she wrote about school segregation and early childhood education in New York City.

Christina earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Florida International University.

Lourdes Venard

Education Editor

Lourdes Venard joined NLP in August 2022 as education editor after serving as a digital editor for Pearson.

With a background in journalism and education, Lourdes has worked as a copy editor for several major newspapers, including The Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Newsday. She taught news literacy to college students at Stony Brook University in New York and currently teaches editing to online students at the University of California San Diego’s Division of Extended Studies. She also serves as lead instructor at U.C. San Diego, creating new classes and revising current ones.

Lourdes earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Miami and holds a master’s degree from the University of Missouri.

Alexa Volland

Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning

Alexa Volland is NLP’s senior manager of educator professional learning. Prior to joining NLP in August 2022, she was the youth programming manager for The Poynter Institute’s digital media literacy initiative, MediaWise. There, she specialized in fact-checking, social media mis- and disinformation and connecting with young audiences. While at MediaWise, Alexa served as the editor of the Teen Fact-Checking Network, a student-led newsroom that produces fact-checking videos for social media.

She came to NLP with both newsroom and classroom experience, having worked in local journalism at the Tampa Bay Times and as a journalism teacher in St. Petersburg, Florida. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida.

Board of Directors

Enrique Acevedo

Enrique Acevedo

Enrique Acevedo is the anchor of N+ evening newscast “En Punto,” the most watched Spanish-language news show in the world, as well as a contributor for CBS News. Previously, he was an Emmy-award winning anchor of Univision’s Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna, the network’s late-night news program. He has covered major news stories around the globe in English and Spanish for print, broadcast and online media, including three U.S. presidential elections, the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the humanitarian crisis in Haiti and the drug wars in Latin America. Acevedo has profiled and interviewed many world leaders, including former President Barack Obama and Nobel laureates Bishop Desmond Tutu and Kofi Annan. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a frequent contributor on NPR’s Here and Now and on some of the most popular radio shows in Latin America. His writing has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, El País, Reforma, and Letras Libres, among other prestigious publications. For his contributions to journalism in the public interest and to news literacy, he earned the News Literacy Project’s John S. Carroll Journalist of the Year Award for 2019. He currently resides in Mexico City, Mexico with his wife and two sons.

Whit Ayres

Whit Ayres

Whit Ayres is a leading Washington, D.C., political consultant with over 30 years of experience in polling and survey research for high profile political campaigns and associations. He is the author of 2016 and Beyond, which illustrates the ways in which new candidates, new messages, and a new tone can help Republicans win the presidency in the New America. As founder and president of North Star Opinion Research, a national public opinion and public affairs research firm located in Alexandria, VA, Whit provides message development advice and strategic insights to high level political clients. He has been active in The American Association of Political Consultants for over 20 years and was honored as the Republican Pollster of the Year by the organization. Whit’s comments and analysis appear in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and numerous regional newspapers as well as National Public Radio. Whit founded his company after a career as a tenured professor in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina. Whit is a graduate of Davidson College and holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Geraldine Baum

Geraldine Baum


Geraldine Baum is chief communications officer at PEN America, a literary and free expression advocacy organization. Prior to this appointment in July 2022, she was assistant dean of external affairs at CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. She previously worked for six years as senior vice president for communications and marketing at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a nonprofit that focuses on community transformation. Earlier, Baum spent more than two decades as a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, where she served as bureau chief in New York City and Paris and also reported from Washington. She began her journalism career at The Miami Herald and spent seven years at Newsday, where she was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for General Local or Spot News Reporting in 1984. Before joining the NLP board, she was a member and the chair of NLP’s New York City advisory committee.

Tucker Eskew

Tucker Eskew

Tucker Eskew is a founding partner at Vianovo, a strategic advisory firm with offices in Washington, Dallas, Austin and Mexico City. He began his career in politics as a college student, working on President Ronald Reagan’s re-election campaign in 1984, and later spent eight years as press secretary for South Carolina Gov. Carroll Campbell. He was a senior communications advisor on George W. Bush’s presidential campaign in 2000 and joined the Bush White House in 2001, serving as director of media affairs and director of global communications. After the Sept. 11 attacks, Tucker went to London as President Bush’s wartime communications representative to No. 10 Downing Street. He held a leadership role in the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign and in 2008 was counselor to the GOP vice presidential nominee. Tucker also serves on the boards of the Melanoma Research Foundation and Goodwin House, a retirement community in Alexandria, Virginia.

Eva Haller

Eva Haller

Eva Haller is a much-honored nonprofit leader and philanthropist. For the last three decades, she and her husband, Dr. Yoel Haller, have been devoted to social, educational and environmental activism. Earlier in her life, she was a co-founder of the Campaign Communications Institute of America, a highly successful consulting firm that revolutionized the use of telephone marketing by Fortune 100 companies and political campaigns. For more than 17 years, Eva served as board chair of Free the Children USA (now part of WE Charity), which partners with communities to work from within to break the cycle of poverty. She is a trustee of the Rubin Museum of Art and the University of California Santa Barbara Foundation and serves on the boards of the Creative Visions Foundation, Sing for Hope, Video Volunteers, Asia Initiatives and A Blade of Grass.

Peter Kadzik

Peter Kadzik


Peter Kadzik was a partner at Venable LLP until his retirement in May 2022. He focused on the firm’s congressional investigations practice and worked closely with investigations and white-collar defense, litigation, and regulatory practices. From April 2013 to January 2017, he was with the U.S. Department of Justice, serving as the assistant attorney general in charge of the Office for Legislative Affairs 2½ years. Peter managed the department’s relationships with Congress, including the confirmations of Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general and James Comey as FBI director. He previously spent more than 30 years as a partner at Dickstein Shapiro LLP. His association with NLP began with its creation in 2008, when he led the application process for tax-exempt status as a nonprofit organization. He served as founding chair of NLP’s Washington, D.C., advisory committee, resigning in 2013 to accept a position with the Department of Justice. He rejoined the now-defunct NLP committee after leaving government service in 2017.

Melanie Lundquist

Melanie Lundquist is an activist philanthropist whose voice is as fearless as her philanthropic work. Melanie and her husband, Richard, have appeared five times on The Philanthropy 50, the annual list of America’s 50 most generous philanthropists compiled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. They are signatories of The Giving Pledge. Their gifts have helped transform non-charter K-12 public education and healthcare delivery, spur biomedical research and innovation, and propel efforts to combat climate change and save democracy. From Aspen, Bloomberg, Milken to POLITICO, Melanie is a much-sought after speaker at conferences and events – a true change agent who talks openly and authentically about “big bet,” maximum-impact philanthropy done with a focus to bring solutions and change to scale. Melanie is a member of the University of Southern California President’s Leadership Council and vice chair of the Board at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. Melanie was named Philanthropist of the Year in 2019 by the Los Angeles Business Journal for driving systemic change. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California and a doctor of humane letters from McPherson College.

Greg McCaffery

Greg McCaffery


Greg McCaffery retired in 2019 as chairman of Bloomberg BNA (now known as Bloomberg Industry Group), Bloomberg LP’s legal, tax and regulatory information subsidiary. He joined the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) in 1986 and held reporting and editing positions on several publications until 1990, when he was appointed to management. Greg was promoted to vice president and editor-in-chief in 2000, publisher in July 2001 and president in 2007. He was named CEO and president in 2012, shortly after Bloomberg acquired BNA, and chairman in 2018.

Alan C. Miller


Alan C. Miller is the founder of the News Literacy Project, the leading provider of news literacy education in the country. He established NLP in 2008 to give middle and high school educators the tools to teach their students how to separate fact from fiction in the digital age. Alan stepped down as CEO in June 2022 after leading NLP for 14 years. In that time, NLP’s offerings grew to also serve the public. As more readers and viewers engage online with media outlets, NLP continues to champion the development of smart, active consumers of news and other information and, ultimately, encourage participation in democracy. Alan’s 29 years in journalism – 21 with the Los Angeles Times – saw him earn more than a dozen national reporting honors, including the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Most recently, he received the 2022 AARP Purpose Prize and the 2022 EWC Distinguished Alumni Award from the East-West Center in Honolulu and was named a Washingtonian of the Year in 2020 by Washingtonian Magazine. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and has a master’s degree in political science from the University of Hawaii.

Walt Mossberg

Walt Mossberg

Walt Mossberg spent more than a quarter-century writing and thinking about technology, first as the creator of the Personal Technology column in The Wall Street Journal and then as co-founder and co-executive editor of the technology website Recode and columnist at The Verge and Recode. He began his journalism career in 1970 as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, rising to become deputy chief of the Washington bureau before starting the Personal Technology column in 1991. With Kara Swisher, another Journal columnist, Walt founded the technology website; they also were the co-creators and co-producers of D: All Things Digital, the premier annual technology conference that became the Code Conference after they left the Journal to start Recode in 2014. Walt retired in 2017, the same year that he was honored by the Gerald Loeb Awards, the most prestigious prizes in business journalism, with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Molly Hill Patten

Molly Hill Patten is founder and principal of Zephyr Insights, an on-demand executive services firm. Through this work she is recruited by founders and C-suite executives to be their strategic thought partner, financial executive and operational leader. She is currently chief operating officer at Bowersock Capital Partners. Her previous roles include chief operating officer at Sitka, a healthcare startup committed to improving access to and delivery of healthcare across the United States, and chief financial officer at ONE, an international nonpartisan nonprofit that is campaigning to end global poverty and preventable disease by 2030. Molly has an extensive background in finance and business, including at Ideas42, a nonprofit that applies behavioral science to complex problems, where she was chief operating officer; Aledade, a health tech startup, where she was senior vice president of finance and operations; Revolution LLC, where she was vice president of finance; Exclusive Resorts, where she was vice president for financial and strategic planning; and AOL, where she was director of broadband. She was named Financial Executive of the Year by the Maryland Tech Council in 2017.

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Abby Phillip

Abby Phillip is CNN’s senior political correspondent and anchor of “Inside Politics Sunday,” an hour-long in-depth conversation on the week’s most important political storylines, with a diverse set of analysts and news-making interviews. She served as CNN’s White House correspondent through 2019 and anchored its Election Night special coverage in 2020. Abby came to CNN in 2017 from The Washington Post, where she most recently served as a national political reporter, covering the White House. Before joining the Post, she was a digital reporter for politics at ABC News.

Liz Ramos

Liz Ramos

Liz Ramos teaches history and U.S. government at Alta Loma High School in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., where she has worked since 2005. As an active integrator of technology to help students seek out information and show what they have learned, she emphasizes media and digital literacies with her students and participates in a variety of Twitter communities and Computer Using Educator events with other educators. Liz began using NLP’s Checkology® virtual classroom in 2016 — first with her remedial students during the summer and then with her college prep and AP government students in the fall — and shared its benefits for both classes at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual conference in December 2016. She served on NLP’s strategic plan steering committee and led a teacher workshop about the virtual classroom at the NCSS conference in November 2017. In 2019 she was named Outstanding Secondary Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the California Council for the Social Studies.

Charles Salter

President and Chief Executive Officer

Charles (Chuck) Salter joined the News Literacy Project as its first-ever chief operating officer in 2018 and was named president and chief operating officer in 2019. He became NLP’s second-ever CEO in July 2022. Prior to joining the team, he spent more than two decades working in the education space – particularly in under-resourced communities – as a teacher, school leader, teacher union president and as a senior executive with several national education organizations, including: Teach For America, After-School All-Stars and Lighthouse Academies. Most recently, he was president and chief operating officer of BUILD Inc., a national youth entrepreneurship organization with offices across the country. Chuck earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies and German with university and departmental honors from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. He holds a juris doctor degree from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University in Bloomington and has graduate certificates from Indiana University and Harvard University in nonprofit management and planning, from Ball State University in business studies and from Cornell University in change leadership. He is a member of the Indiana Bar and is also a trained community mediator.

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Juliet Stipeche

Juliet Stipeche is the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s director of human services, leading the Gulf Coast Workforce Solutions, the Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging, and Aging and Disability Resource Center programs. She also serves as executive director of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. She previously served as director of education for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, advancing educational equity and promoting coordination between city government and Houston’s schools, community colleges, universities and nonprofits. She served as trustee for District VII on the Houston Independent School District board from 2010 to 2015 and was its president in 2014. Between 2013 and early 2016, Juliet was the associate director of the Richard Tapia Center for Excellence & Equity at Rice University. She remains a shareholder at the law office of Nagorny & Stipeche, P.C.

Christina Van Tassel

Christina Van Tassell

Christina Van Tassell has over 30 years of experience in leadership and innovation at global finance organizations. She serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Wiley, a global leader in research and education, unlocking human potential by enabling discovery, powering education, and shaping workforces. Christina previously served as CFO at Dow Jones and at Xaxis, a WPP Company. She also was a partner and CFO at Centurion Holdings. Earlier, she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, holding senior roles in New York, London, and Sweden.

Karen Wickre

Vice Chair

Karen Wickre is a longtime communications strategist and editor. Based in Silicon Valley, she spent a total of 15 years at Google and Twitter before forming KVOX Media, a business communications consultancy, in 2016. She advises top technology businesses and agencies on their editorial strategies and company culture. As editorial director at Google for nine years, she managed a growing network of Google’s owned content — its network of public blogs and social media accounts — which reach tens of millions of people around the world and held a similar role at Twitter. Karen is also a longtime supporter of journalism and journalists. She is vice chair of the NLP board and chair of the Board of Visitors for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships program at Stanford University. She is also the author of Taking the Work Out of Networking: Your Guide to Making and Keeping Great Connections (Simon & Schuster, 2019).

National Journalism Advisory Council

The National Journalism Advisory Council spearheads the expansion of NLP’s engagement with news organizations and journalists, networks with new partners and supporters, amplifies NLP’s voice and helps news organizations work to build trust with various communities.

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Nicole Avery Nichols

Editor-in-chief, Detroit Free Press

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Sarabeth Berman

CEO, American Journalism Project

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Kim Brizzolara

Documentarian and film producer
Former journalist

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Matea Gold

Managing editor, The Washington Post

Stephen F. Hayes

CEO and editor, The Dispatch
NBC News political analyst

David Hiller

Former president and CEO, Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Former publisher, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times

Yukari Kane

Founder and CEO, Prison Journalism Project
Former technology reporter, The Wall Street Journal

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Bill Keller

Former correspondent, executive editor, columnist, The New York Times
Founding editor-in-chief, The Marshall Project

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Scott Kraft

Editor-at-large, Los Angeles Times

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Indira Lakshmanan

Global enterprise editor, Associated Press

Joy Mayer

Director, Trusting News

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Tim Miller

Writer-at-large, The Bulwark
MSNBC political analyst and host of “Not My Party” on Snapchat

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Chris Peña

Senior vice president
Local Media News, TelevisaUnivision

Tracie Potts

Executive Director, Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College
Former national correspondent, NBC News Channel

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Emily Ramshaw

Co-founder and CEO, The 19th*
Former executive editor, The Texas Tribune

Alana Rocha

Rural News Network Editor, Institute for Nonprofit News
Former multimedia journalist and partnerships director, The Texas Tribune

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Peter Sagal

Radio personality and author
Host, NPR’s Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!

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Adam Symson

President and CEO, The E.W. Scripps Company

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Pierre Thomas

Chief justice correspondent, ABC News

Amy Weisenbach

Senior vice president, Head of Marketing
The New York Times

Lauren Williams

CEO & Co-founder, Capital B
Former SVP & Editor-in-Chief, Vox

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Catherine Woodard

Former journalist

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Jose Zamora

Chief Communications and Impact Officer
Exile Content Studio


Working at NLP offers an opportunity to collaborate with a group of remarkably dedicated people on one of the most pressing issues of our time. Our people are our most treasured asset, and we recognize that individual perspectives and unique life experiences strengthen the quality of our work. We are committed to promoting and preserving diversity, equity and inclusion in everything we do.


NLP is a virtual workplace, meaning that most of our staff work primarily from home. We do have an office in Washington, D.C. and when collaboration is needed, we used shared office spaces. We thrive on a supportive environment where each staff member is made to feel welcome and is a valued member of the team. We deeply value diversity in the workplace and strongly believe that a diverse team enriches our organization and strengthens our ability to realize our mission (read/print NLP’s Organizational Values [PDF] and Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion [PDF]).

While we are extremely mission-driven, we still take time to have fun.

Current staff agree:

“NLP has given me the opportunity to grow in ways I couldn’t have imagined and the flexibility to maintain a good work/life balance.”

“As a veteran, I know how important it is to work toward a larger goal with an exemplary team. At NLP I get both, and my love for working in administration is connected to a mission that truly matters.”

While working at NLP, you can expect all this, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive salaries based on experience and position.
  • 401(k) plan with annual employer match.
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance and employer-funded HSA.
  • Annual professional development funds for each employee.
  • Generous PTO including paid holidays, floating personal days, vacation days and sick days.
  • Potential for annual performance-based raises and bonuses.
  • Flexible virtual work environment supporting a positive work/life balance.

For an overview of our generous benefits package, check out our HR benefits summary (PDF). Browse through our open positions to see if you (or someone you know) might be a fit. You can submit your résumé here for general consideration. All submitted résumés are kept on file for six months.

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Current Positions

Position: Senior Major Gifts Officer, West

To reach our objectives, NLP is rapidly expanding its capacity. We’re looking for someone who can have an immediate and meaningful impact on our work by growing our major and leadership gifts portfolio on the West Coast.

Working at News Literacy Project

We thrive on a supportive environment where each staff member is made to feel welcome and is a valued member of the team. While we are extremely mission-driven, we still take time to have fun.