Advisory Council

Bill Buzenberg

Bill Buzenberg

Bill Buzenberg has been a journalist and newsroom leader for more than 45 years. Most recently (2007-2015) he was executive director of the Washington, D.C.–based Center for Public Integrity, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism in 2014. Read More
Vicente Calderón

Vicente Calderón

Vicente Calderón With more than 30 years practicing journalism on both sides of the border, Vicente Calderón understands as few others do the dynamic and complex region that defines México and the United States. Today we talk about the new phenomenon of "All Terrain" reporters, but Calderón has a long Read More
Jeffrey Davidow

Jeffrey Davidow

Jeffrey Davidow Over the course of a 34-year career in the Foreign Service, Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow became one of America's most senior and well-respected diplomats. He has extensive experience in both Latin America and Africa, having served as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Venezuela and Zambia. He also headed the State Read More
Mark J. Davis

Mark J. Davis

Mark J. Davis is an operations and finance executive with more than 20 years of business experience. After starting his career in finance with a Fortune 500 consumer products company, he joined magazine publisher TVSM, Inc., as director of finance, later leading the company’s digital initiatives and pioneering online television Read More
Lynne Friedmann

Lynne Friedmann

Lynne Friedmann is editor of ScienceWriters magazine, published by the National Association of Science Writers. As a science journalist and educator, she has organized dozens of seminars and conferences on journalism and science communications topics throughout the United States and internationally (Canada, Japan, Qatar). For more than a decade, she Read More
Jason Fry

Jason Fry

Jason Fry is the author of "The Jupiter Pirates" young-adult space-fantasy series and a longtime "Star Wars" author. He spent 12 years at The Wall Street Journal Online, serving as an editor, columnist and blogs guru, and is a former adjunct faculty member at the Poynter Institute. He lives in Read More
Jon Funabiki

Jon Funabiki

Jon Funabiki's career spans journalism, philanthropy and academia. He is a Professor of Journalism and Executive Director of Renaissance Journalism (renjournalism.org) at San Francisco State University. He joined the university in 2006 to teach and to develop projects that explore promising new forms of journalism and storytelling that serve, strengthen Read More
Kris Lindblad

Kris Lindblad

At 16, Kris Lindblad broke his back in an accident. While lying in bed with not much else to do, he taught himself to draw, mostly from Marvel comics. Two years later he began work at his hometown paper, The Daily Times Advocate in Escondido, Calif., where he became a Read More
Richard Louv

Richard Louv

Richard Louv is the author of eight books, including "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder" and "The Nature Principle." Translated into 13 languages and published in 17 countries, his books have helped launch an international movement to connect children and their families to nature. Richard Read More
Catherine Mann

Catherine Mann

Catherine Mann has been an artist, illustrator and designer for more than 25 years. She began her career designing and illustrating for magazines and newspapers, including Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, Ladies' Home Journal, Parenting, Runner's World, Saveur, New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune. She transitioned to design for high-profile Read More
Scott Wahrenbrock

Scott Wahrenbrock

Scott Wahrenbrock was corporate counsel for The Copley Press, Inc., former publisher of The San Diego Union-Tribune, as well as various papers in Los Angeles, Illinois and Ohio. Counseling talented journalists, a few who work at InquireFirst, he developed an abiding appreciation for the importance of investigative journalism in our Read More
Laura Walcher

Laura Walcher

Laura Walcher is indisputably recognized as the doyenne of public relations in San Diego. Opening the doors of her first one-woman shop in 1974, she quickly built a client roster that included major architects and attorneys, historical sites such as the Bazaar del Mundo, and several radio stations, eventually growing Read More
Nancy Wyld

Nancy Wyld

Nancy Wyld spent 17 years at the San Diego Union-Tribune, where she was operations manager for its 400-person newsroom. She handled budgets, contract negotiations and vendor relations. She also oversaw newsroom technology and was facilities manager for the Union-Tribune’s news bureaus. Prior to coming to San Diego she was production Read More

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