Phil Bronstein, Center for investigative Reporting
Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica
Mike Oreskes, The Associated Press
Keith Summa, Univision
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Phil Bronstein was named executive chair of the board of The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) in April 2012, when the organization merged with The Bay Citizen. Bronstein joined the CIR board in 2006 and became board chair in 2011. He is now in charge of overall operations. Previously, Bronstein was editor-at-large and director of content development for Hearst Newspapers. Before that, he was executive vice president and editor-at-large of the San Francisco Chronicle, after serving as the newspaper’s editor from 2000 to 2008. Bronstein was editor of the San Francisco Examiner, which merged with the Chronicle in 2000, from 1991 to 2000. He started at the Examiner as a reporter in 1980, where he specialized in investigative projects and was a foreign correspondent for eight years. He was a 1986 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his work in the Philippines. Before joining the Examiner, he was a reporter with public television station KQED in San Francisco. He is the former chairman of the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ International Committee and is currently on the advisory board of Litquake, the annual San Francisco literary festival.
Stephen Engelberg was the founding managing editor of ProPublica from 2008-2012, and became Editor-in-Chief on January 1, 2013. He came to ProPublica from The Oregonian in Portland, where he had been a managing editor since 2002. Before joining The Oregonian, Engelberg worked for The New York Times for 18 years, including stints in Washington, D.C., and Warsaw, Poland, as well as in New York. He is a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board and of the Board of Directors of the American Society of News Editors. After beginning his career at The Times, he worked as a reporter for The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk and for The Dallas Morning News before returning to The Times to write news and investigative articles on national security matters. After a stint as The Times bureau chief in Warsaw immediately following the collapse of Communism, he resumed his work as an investigative reporter in 1993. Engelberg shared in two George Polk Awards for reporting: the first, in 1989, for articles on nuclear proliferation; the second, in 1994, for articles on U.S. immigration. A group of articles he co-authored in 1995 on an airplane crash was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. Engelberg’s work since 1996 has focused largely on the editing of investigative projects. He started The Times's investigative unit in 2000. Projects he supervised at The Times on Mexican corruption (published in 1997) and the rise of al-Qaeda (published beginning in January 2001) were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. During his years at The Oregonian, the paper won the Pulitzer for breaking news and was a finalist for its investigative work on methamphetamines and charities intended to help the disabled. He is the co-author of Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War (2001).
Michael “Mike” Oreskes is Vice President and Senior Managing Editor of The Associated Press (AP). He supervises the news cooperative’s daily all-format and global report. Oreskes came to the AP in 2008 from The International Herald Tribune where he was Executive Editor of the Paris-based daily owned by The New York Times. He began in 1981 as reporter for The Times, covering local, state and national politics; he was later appointed Metro Editor, Washington Bureau Chief and Deputy Managing Editor. Oreskes was also a pioneer in The Times’ television and online operations. Before coming to the Times, he worked for the (New York) Daily News, where he was a general assignment reporter, City Hall Bureau Chief, and also covered education, Albany and the labor beat. He is co-author of The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved our Country and Why it Can Again (Bloomsbury). He was also a correspondent for WNET’s Special Edition.
Jack Shafer writes a column about the press and politics for Reuters, which he joined in September 2011. Previously, he worked at Slate for 15 years, first as deputy editor and then as the site's “Press Box” columnist. Before Slate, Shafer spent 11 years editing two alternative weeklies--SF Weekly and Washington City Paper--where he estimates he rewrote, massaged, or merely pressed the button on 500 features. Shafer's first salaried job in journalism was at Inquiry magazine, where he was the managing editor. His work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Times Book Review, the Columbia Journalism Review, the New Republic, BookForum, the op-ed page of The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He has been writing about the press for about 25 years.