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- Ken Doctor author of 'Newsonomics' and news industry analyst for Outsell. He spent 21 years with Knight Ridder and blogs at newsonomics.com
- Evan Smith CEO and Editor in Chief of The Texas Tribune. He spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly as the magazine's president and editor in chief. On his watch, Texas Monthly was nominated for sixteen National Magazine Awards, and twice was awarded the National Magazine Award for General Excellence.
- Bill Buzenberg Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity. He was Vice President of News for National Public Radio, as well as an NPR foreign affairs correspondent and London bureau chief from 1978-1997. He was also Senior Vice President of News at American Public Media / Minnesota Public Radio from 1998-2006. He co-edited "Salant, CBS, and the Battle for the Soul of Broadcast Journalism."
- Stephen Engelberg managing editor, ProPublica. He's the former managing editor of The Oregonian in Portland. Before joining The Oregonian, Mr. 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.
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