FORA.tv Speaker - Eric Newton

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Biography

Eric Newton joined the Knight Foundation in 2001. Since then, as both journalism Program Director and later Vice President for journalism, he has developed some $300 million in grants to advance quality journalism, freedom of expression and media innovation worldwide. Before Knight, he was founding Managing Editor of the Newseum, the world's first major museum of news in Washington, D.C. Newton began his journalism career as a newspaper editor in Northern California. At the Oakland Tribune, he was Managing Editor when the newspaper won 150 journalism awards, including a Pulitzer Prize. Newton's books include Crusaders, Scoundrels, Journalists; Capture the Moment; and News in a New America. He co-founded the First Amendment Project, shared in a Peabody Award for "Mosaic: World News from the Middle East" and is a four-time Pulitzer Prize juror. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Francisco State University and holds a master's degree in international studies from the University of Birmingham, England, where he was a Rotary International Scholar.

2 Programs

Logan Symposium: The Story Is Not All That Matters

04.15.12 | 00:23:52 min | 0 comments

Logan Symposium: Markoff Award

04.14.12 | 00:05:27 min | 0 comments