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Since its founding in 1961, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation has promoted excellence and ethics in journalism. The SDX Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization that supports the educational programs of the Society of Professional Journalists and serves the professional needs of journalists and students pursuing careers in journalism.

Liberty and self-government require a well-informed public. It is the responsibility of journalists to provide fair, balanced and accurate information in a comprehensive, timely and ethical manner.

The SDX Foundation helps by:
– Advocating for open government
– Promoting integrity
– Encouraging excellence
– Fostering diversity
– Inspiring new generations of talented journalists
– Protecting freedom of speech and press

Through the years, the SDX Foundation has created a legacy of worthwhile programs to achieve these aims, including:
Pulliam/Kilgore Freedom of Information Internships
Eugene C. Pulliam Editorial Fellowship
Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award
Diversity Leadership Program
Robert D.G Lewis First Amendment Award
– Taischoff Memorial Fund
Harper Memorial Scholarships
Journalism Ethics Book

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Mark of Excellence Awards honoring collegiate journalists
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Programs by the Student Press Law Center
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Sigma Delta Chi Foundation
Board of Directors

Robert Leger
Opinions Editor
Arizona Republic
200 E. Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Bio (click to expand) Robert Leger is opinions editor at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, responsible for the paper's editorial and op-ed pages. He was president of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2002-03 and has served on the SDX Foundation since 2000. He received the Wells Memorial Key, the Society's highest honor, in 2012.

Among his other journalism-related activities: He is a former president of the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona and was a founding member of's steering committee. He pioneered an exchange relationship between SPJ and the Journalists Association of Korea.

Before moving to Phoenix, Leger won numerous writing awards during his 12 years as editorial page editor of the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader.

He and his wife, Cindy, enjoy visits from bobcats, javalinas, roadrunners and other desert critters at their home outside Phoenix. They have two adult sons.

Vice President
Irwin Gratz
Morning Edition Producer
Maine Public Broadcasting Network
309 Marginal Way
Portland, ME  04101
Work: (207) 874-6570
Fax: (207) 871-3843
Bio (click to expand) Irwin Gratz has been in radio news for nearly 30 years. He worked as a reporter, anchor and News Director for the number-one rated commercial station in Portland, Maine before going to work for public radio in 1992 as local anchor of “Morning Edition.”

A native of New York City, Irwin holds a Masters Degree in journalism from New York University. He has taught a college course on media ethics and has been a guest lecturer on journalism ethics and broadcast news writing.

Irwin has been a member of the Society of Professional Journalists since 1983 and has held positions as a state chapter president, a member of its national board and was the Society’s national President in 2004 and 2005.

Irwin lives outside of Portland, Maine with his wife and young son.

Hagit Limor
Investigative Reporter, WCPO-TV
Assistant Professor of Electronic Media, University of Cincinnati
1720 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 852-4012
Bio (click to expand) Hagit Limor’s experience with SPJ includes stints as National President; National President-Elect; National Secretary-Treasurer; National Membership Committee; National Finance Committee Chair; current National Legal Defense Fund Committee chair; National Chair of Executive Director Search Committee; Board Member of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation; and Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter President, membership chairman and current chapter treasurer.

Outside of SPJ, she serves in dual roles as a professor at the University of Cincinnati's Electronic Media Department and as WXIX-TV's Emmy and national award-winning investigative reporter. Her abilities as a writer and reporter have garnered Hagit more than 100 national, state and local awards, including ten Emmy awards, a National Headliner Award, three national Sigma Delta Chi Awards and as a national finalist with the Investigative Reporters and Editors Association. Hagit received bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.
Howard S. Dubin
Chairman & Treasurer
Manufacturers' News, Inc.
1633 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201-1569
Work: (847) 448-1123
Fax: (847) 864-0044
Home: (847)869-7838
Bio (click to expand) Howard Dubin is chairman and treasurer of Manufacturers’ News, Inc., in Evanston Ill. He is treasurer of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, Chicago Headline Club, and Chicago Headline Club Foundation. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists and the Advisory Board of PBS TV Channel 20 in Chicago. Dubin is president of the Howard & Ursula Dubin Foundation.

He is a past president of the SDX Foundation and Chicago Headline Club and past national secretary/treasurer of the Society of Professional Journalists, where he served on the national board for nine years. He has chaired SPJ’s finance, planning, membership & facility location committees.

Dubin has received the Society’s Wells Memorial Key, as well as two national Presidents Awards. The national organization named its annual Outstanding Member Awards for him.

Dubin also served as an officer for the Illinois Freedom of Information Council, and Loyola University Center for FOI Studies.

Sigma Delta Chi Foundation Board Members

Dave Aeikens
Digital Journalist
Bio (click to expand) Dave Aeikens was SPJ’s president in 2007-2008 and served as national secretary-treasurer in 2006-2007. He was SPJ’s Legal Defense Fund Chairman from October of 2005 to October 2007. He served as Region 6 director for six years and Minnesota Pro Chapter president and secretary. He has been a reporter and editor at the St. Cloud Times for 14 years. He has covered schools, state government and served as the paper's night city editor for four years. He has worked 17 years in daily journalism in Minnesota. He and a colleague wrote articles that showed some government agencies in Minnesota were charging more than state law allowed for paper copies of government data. They won numerous awards for the stories and the Legislature changed state law to limit what governments can charge to 25 cents a page. He is an aficionado of Minnesota open records laws and has one numerous Freedom of Information awards. He is a member of the Minnesota Join Media committee and was honored in 2000 and 2006 with the President’s Award, which the Minnesota Pro Chapter gives for meritorious service. He was one of the founding organizers of the Midwest Journalism Conference, which jointly is the SPJ Region 6 conference combined with five other media organizations. With more than 300 attendees, it is one of the most successful regional conferences in the country.

He chaired the Marquette Tribune Task Force in 2006, which issued a report on the events that led to the dismissal of the Marquette Tribune advisor.

Sonny Albarado
Projects Editor
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
121 E. Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201 501/244-4321
Bio (click to expand) As projects editor at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock, Sonny Albarado supervises reporters on investigative and explanatory journalism assignments. He holds a bachelor’s degree and an honorary doctor of letters from Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, La.

His journalism career of more than 40 years includes lengthy sojourns in Baton Rouge, La., and Memphis, Tenn. He has been a reporter, an assistant city editor, a business editor (twice), a projects editor (twice), a news editor and a city editor. He also briefly edited a trade magazine dedicated to the coin-operated amusement industry.

He has been involved in the defense of the First Amendment and the free flow of information since his days as editor of his college’s student newspaper. A member of SPJ since 1979, he is a past president of SPJ and a current member of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

All awards he’s received have been the result of good editors when he was a reporter and excellent reporters since he’s been an editor.

Rebecca Baker
New York Law Journal
Bio (click to expand) Rebecca Baker is managing editor of the New York Law Journal, the largest-circulation legal daily newspaper in the country. She has been a reporter for The (Bergen) Record in New Jersey, The Journal News in Westchester County, New York, and the New Haven Register in Connecticut.

She is a member of SPJ's national board as Region 1 Director, overseeing all student and professional SPJ chapters in the Northeast. She is on the advisory council of The Deadline Club in New York City, where she also served as president, awards contest chairwoman and events chairwoman.

Fred W. Brown, Jr.
Retired - The Denver Post
2862 S. Oakland Ct.
Denver, CO 80014
Home: (303)755-0395
Bio (click to expand) Fred Brown is a former national president of SPJ (1997-98) and is very active on its ethics committee. He writes a column on ethics for Quill magazine and served on the committee that wrote the Society’s 1996 code of ethics.

Brown officially retired from The Denver Post in early 2002, but continues to write a Sunday editorial page column for the newspaper. He also does analysis for Denver’s NBC television station, teaches communication ethics at the University of Denver, and is a principal in Hartman & Brown, LLP, a media training and consulting firm. He has won several awards for writing and community service, including a Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial writing in 1988. He is an Honor Alumnus of Colorado State University, a member of the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame, and serves on the boards of directors of Colorado Public Radio, the Colorado Freedom of Information Council and the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

David E. Carlson
Interactive Media Lab
University of Florida
P.O. Box 118400
Gainesville, FL 32611
Work: (352) 846-0171
Fax: (352) 846-0172
Bio (click to expand) David Carlson is executive director of the Center For Media Innovation + Research and Cox/Palm Beach Post Professor of New Media at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. He was a pioneer in the development of interactive newspaper products and was part of a team that created the first journalism related website in the world in the fall of 1993.

Carlson holds a bachelor of arts in journalism from Drake University. He resides in Florida with his wife, Jeanne.

Al Cross
Institute for Rural Journalism & Community Issues
School of Journalism & Telecommunications
122 Grehan Bldg.
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40506
Work: (859) 257-3744
Bio (click to expand) Al Cross is director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based at the University of Kentucky, and an assistant professor in UK’s School of Journalism and Telecommunications. He reported for The Courier-Journal for 26 years, the last 15 percent as chief political writer, and continues to write a twice-monthly political column for the Louisville newspaper. He was national president of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2001-02, and is chairman of SPJ’s Government Relations Committee, a member of the Ethics Committee and a director of SPJ’s Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. His awards include a share of the Pulitzer Prize won by The C-J’s staff for general news reporting in 1989, for coverage of the nation’s deadliest bus and drunk-driving crash. He is a longtime panelist on Kentucky Educational Television's “Comment on Kentucky” and has been a contributor to several books on Kentucky and politics. He grew up in Albany, Ky., is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, and worked at newspapers in Monticello, Leitchfield and Russellville before establishing The Courier-Journal news bureau at Somerset, which later moved to Bardstown. He and his wife Patti have lived in Frankfort since 1987.

Jay Evensen
Editorial Page Editor
Deseret Morning News
P.O. Box 1257
Salt Lake City, UT 85110
(801) 237-2185
Bio (click to expand) Jay Evensen is a senior columnist and editorial writer for the Deseret News and in Salt Lake City, where he has worked since 1986. He currently is a member of the SDX Board and previously served for six years as the Region 9 director on the SPJ Board. He also was president of the Utah Headliners chapter of SPJ in the early '90s. He has won numerous local and regional SPJ awards, was in charge of the Utah Headliner awards in the '90s, and has been a judge for MOE, SDX, the Pulliam Fellowship, the First Amendment Award and several other local and regional awards. He enjoys serving on the committee because he believes SPJ's awards are perhaps its most visible face to the world of journalism and must reflect the utmost in credibility and prestige.
Paul Fletcher
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Steve Geimann
Bloomberg News
10950 Bloomingdale Dr.
N. Bethesda, MD 20852
Work: (202) 624-1960
Home: (301) 468-6422
Cell: (202) 255-7447
Bio (click to expand) Steve Geimann has been a reporter, editor, manager and executive for more than three decades in newspapers, broadcast, trade publications and wire services. He is an editor at Bloomberg News, responsible for financial industry coverage.

The New York native has been Bloomberg team leader, editor and producer since September 1999, joining the company after five years as senior editor at Communications Daily, a trade newsletter covering telecommunications. At Bloomberg, he has directed coverage of telecommunications, transportation and politics before joining Bloomberg Radio in 2005. For two years, he anchored ``Bloomberg: The Final Word,'' a daily wrap-up of market, company and political news broadcast in New York and on satellite radio.

Geimann spent 11 years at United Press International, the Washington-based news agency. He was executive editor and spokesman for two years, shepherding UPI through a 1992 bankruptcy and managing the transition to new owners. He was Washington bureau chief during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Southeast editor in Miami and business writer for upstate New York, based in Albany.

He was a reporter for Gannett Co.'s newspapers in Binghamton, N.Y., for eight years, and a newscaster/reporter at radio stations in Binghamton and Syracuse, where he attended Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Geimann was 1996-1997 SPJ president and for two years chaired SPJ's Ethics Committee. He won the Wells Memorial Key, the Society's highest honor, in 2001.

Since 1997, he has represented SPJ on the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, which reviews and evaluates curriculum at more than 100 universities.

Geimann led a three-year task force of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications to consider changes in technology and the effect on journalism.

He served on the American Bar Association's Conference of Lawyers and Representatives of the News Media, and the Commission on Public Understanding About the Law — a group that considered methods to raise public knowledge of the legal process.

Geimann, born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and his wife, Carol Sadler, a project manager at the National Institutes of Health, live in North Bethesda, Maryland, with three cats: Calvin, Bogey and Gumbo.
Todd J. Gillman
Washington Bureau Chief
Dallas Morning News
529 14th St. NW suite 930
Washington, DC 20045
Work: (202) 661-8421
Cell: (202) 441-6840

Kelly Hawes
Managing Editor/Design
Indiana Media Group
Bio (click to expand) Kelly Hawes, a 38-year veteran of the newspaper industry, is managing editor/design for CNHI's Indiana Media Group. He manages CNHI's Indiana design center, which designs pages for a dozen CNHI newspapers.

Hawes has won numerous awards as a reporter, columnist and editorial writer. He was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh in 1996.

He is a past national president of the Society of Professional Journalists, and he was a member of that organization's Sigma Delta Chi Foundation board of directors in the 1990s and early 2000s. He is also a former member of the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame Association board of directors and a former member of the World Press Freedom Committee and the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

He is a native of Anderson, Indiana, and a 1976 graduate of Indiana University. He is married and the father of two children.
Evelyn Hsu
Executive Director
Maynard Institute
Bio (click to expand) Evelyn Hsu is executive director of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. She is a former associate director of the American Press Institute and a former member of the faculty of the Poynter Institute. Hsu was a reporter for The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a past national president of the Asian American Journalists Association. She has served on the board of the Student Press Law Center and on the Youth Services Committee of the Newspaper Association of America. She currently serves on the board of directors of the local Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of Washington, D.C.

Alex Jones
Shorenstein Center
Harvard University
Bill Ketter
Senior Vice President/News
100 Turnpike St.
North Andover, MA 08145
Work: (978) 946-2000
Bio (click to expand) Bill Ketter is a veteran journalist, news executive and journalism educator. He has served as editor in chief and vice president/news for The Eagle-Tribune Publishing Company in North Andover, Mass., since 2002. The Eagle-Tribune won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for breaking news. Previously, he was a reporter, editor and vice president with United Press International for 16 years, and served as senior vice president and editor of The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass., for 20 years.

Ketter is a former chairman of Boston University’s Journalism School. He has served as president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (1995-96), and as a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University. He was the first chairman of the international editors forum sponsored by the World Newspaper Association in Vienna, Austria, in 1994 and has traveled to more than 25 countries on behalf of a free press for various U.S. news organizations.

Jane Kirtley
Silha Center
University of Minnesota
Murphy Hall Room 111
206 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Work: (612) 625-9038
Bio (click to expand) Jane E. Kirtley has been the Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota since August 1999. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Arlington, Virginia, for 14 years.

She was appointed Director of The Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law in May 2000, and was named to the affiliated faculty of the University of Minnesota Law School in March 2001. During the Spring 2004 semester, she was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kirtley speaks frequently on First Amendment and freedom of information issues, both in the United States and abroad. She also writes the “First Amendment Watch” column for American Journalism Review.

Prof. Kirtley received her J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1979. She holds bachelor’s and master’s of journalism degrees from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Sue Kopen Katcef
Philip Merrill College of Journalism
University of Maryland
Bio (click to expand) Sue Kopen Katcef is an award winning reporter who's currently the Broadcast Bureau Director for the Capital News Service operated by the Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Sue has been a member of SPJ since 1974 (when it was still Sigma Delta Chi) while a student at the University of Maryland. She is a past president of the Maryland Pro Chapter and a former long-time board member of the Washington, D.C. Pro Chapter. She has previously served on the SPJ national board as a campus adviser at-large and is currently SPJ's National Vice President of Campus Chapter Affairs. Sue has served on SPJ's Awards & Honors Committee for a number of years. As chair of the committee, Sue led the panel in what is now an on-going review of both the MOE and SDX awards to try and contemporize both contests. Sue has submitted MOE entries (on behalf of her students) as well as judged and coordinated (regionally) the Mark of Excellence contest and served as a judge for many years of the Sigma Delta Chi contest.

Al Leeds
Manager, Public Policy Communication
American Bar Association
Sally Lehrman
Knight Ridder Chair
Santa Clara University
Work: 408-551-3000 x 4256
Bio (click to expand) Sally Lehrman is a director at large for the SPJ National Board of Directors. Additionally, she is an award-winning reporter and writer for some of the top names in national print and broadcast media. Her byline credits include Scientific American, Nature, Health, the Washington Post, and the DNA Files, distributed by NPR. She specializes in medical and science policy reporting, with an emphasis on genetics, race and sexuality. Distinguished honors include the 1995-96 John S. Knight Fellowship; a shared 2002 Peabody award, Peabody/Robert Wood Johnson Award for excellence in health and medical programming, and Columbia/Du Pont Silver Baton (for the DNA Files); and reporting and writing awards from SPJ, Case, and other organizations.

Besides SPJ, Lehrman is active in several organizations that promote diversity in the media. Her volunteer work in diversity has been recognized by the 2003 Wells Key, a 2002 SPJ President’s Award, the 1998 Howard Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award and an award for service to the NorCal SPJ chapter. She is author of News in a New America, a fresh take on developing an inclusive U.S. news media, and is a USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism Expert Fellow. Lehrman also serves as SPJ’s Diversity Committee chairperson.

Bill McCloskey
4709 Overbrook Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
Bio (click to expand) Bill McCloskey, currently at large director of the Society of Professional Journalists is also a member of the Executive Committee, Bylaws Committee and the Finance Committee. He is the retired Washington, D.C.-based Director of Media Relations for AT&T, formerly BellSouth Corp.

In 2008 he was awarded the Wells Key, SPJ's highest honor for a volunteer.

Before joining BellSouth in 1987, Bill worked for 11 years with The Associated Press in Washington.

Bill's professional career started in 1961, when, as a high school junior, he took a summer newsroom job at Metromedia's WIP Radio in Philadelphia. He remained with Metromedia in Philadelphia until he was drafted into the Army upon graduation from Villanova University in 1966.

Ironically, the Army assigned him to the information office of the 1st Signal Brigade in Vietnam where he wrote press releases about the Army's telephone system.

Following his tour of duty, he was assigned by Metromedia to set up a news department for WASH FM in Washington. From 1968 until 1975, he worked as news director, network correspondent and TV news producer and writer for Metromedia in Washington.

He is past president of the D.C. Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and was the Society’s Region 2 director. He has been recognized three times with SPJ’s “President’s Award” for distinguished service to the Society.
Gordon "Mac" McKerral
Western Kentucky University
140 Bright St. Apt. C
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Work: (270) 745-5882
Bio (click to expand) Gordon “Mac” McKerral is an associate professor and the news-editorial sequence coordinator in the School of Journalism & Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University.

He served as national president of the Society of Professional Journalists September 2003 to September 2004. In October 2005, he received the SPJ’s highest award, The Wells Key, for longtime contributions to journalism and SPJ’s mission. He received a national First Amendment Award from SPJ for his work with the Campus Courts Task Force, which focused on gaining public access to campus crime records and campus judiciary records related to hearings on crimes.

McKerral has spent more than 25 years as a journalist and journalism educator. He has been a reporter and editor at newspapers in Illinois, Indiana, Florida and New York and Indiana.

Dana Neuts
Freelance Journalist
P.O. Box 6231
Kent, WA 98064
Bio (click to expand) Dana Neuts is a freelance journalist, author, writer and editor as well as the publisher of, a hyperlocal blog focused on Kent, Washington. Her work has appeared in numerous local, regional and national publications including AARP Bulletin, The Seattle Times, Northwest Travel, 425 magazine and South Sound magazine. She is a member of the Western Washington Pro Chapter of SPJ, and is currently serving as SPJ president. To learn more about Neuts, visit
Patricia Gallagher Newberry
Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Special Events and Internships
Journalism Program
Miami University

Russell B. Pulliam
Associate Editor
The Indianapolis Star
307 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Work: (317)444-6001
Bio (click to expand) Russell B. Pulliam is Associate Editor of The Indianapolis Star, where he also directs the Pulliam Fellowship Program. He is an adjunct professor of journalism at Butler University in Indianapolis and a World Journalism Institute instructor.

Before coming to The Star, Pulliam was an editorial writer, columnist and editor for the Indianapolis News. He also worked previously as a reporter and editor for The Associated Press and has been a correspondent for The New York Times, Springfield Union, Berkshire Eagle and North Adams Transcript.

Pulliam has received several awards for his journalism work and community service. He is a graduate of Williams College and serves as an elder at Second Reformed Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.

Sonya Ross
Race and ethnicity editor
Associated Press
Bio (click to expand) Sonya Ross is The Associated Press’ first-ever race and ethnicity editor, based in Washington, D.C. An Atlanta native, Sonya began her career at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a library clerk. She joined The AP in Atlanta as an intern in 1986 and in 1995 became the first black woman assigned to cover the White House for The AP. During the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Sonya was the print pool journalist aboard Air Force One with President George W. Bush. Sonya helped direct war and diplomacy coverage as AP’s World Services editor in 2002, and in 2004 was named editor for AP’s Washington-based regional reporters. Sonya previously served on the board of the White House Correspondents Association and currently serves on the board of the Washington Press Club Foundation. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Journalism and Women’s Symposium.

Kevin Z. Smith
Deputy Director
Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism
Lynn Walsh
Investigative Executive Producer
Bio (click to expand) Lynn Walsh is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has been working in investigative journalism at the national level as well as locally in California, Ohio, Texas and Florida. Currently she leads the KNSD investigative team at the NBC TV station in San Diego, California, where she is the Investigative Executive Producer.

Most recently, she was working as data producer and investigative reporter for the E.W. Scripps National Desk producing stories for the 30+ Scripps news organizations across the country. Before moving to the national desk, she worked as the Investigative Producer at WPTV, NewsChannel 5, the Scripps owned TV station in West Palm Beach, Florida. She has won state and local awards as well as multiple Emmy’s for her stories. She loves holding the powerful accountable and spends more time than she would like fighting for access to public information.

Her passion lies in telling multimedia stories that deliver hard hitting facts across multiple platforms. She describes herself as a "data-viz nerd" who is obsessed with new online tools to share information on the web and mobile applications.

She is a contributor to the Radio Television Digital News Association blog and serves as Secretary-Treasurer for SPJ and is a member of SPJ’s FOI, Generation J and Ethics committees.

Lynn is always interested in new projects surrounding FOI, public information access, mobile reporting tools, social media and interactive journalism. She is a proud Bobcat Alumna and graduated from the Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

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