David Kaplan, United States, is an investigative editor and media consultant in Washington, D.C., now working to establish the first secretariat for the Global Investigative Journalism Network.Read complete profile »
- Bill Kovach, United States, former curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and an American newspaperman for 30 years, is the North American representative and chair of the ICIJ Advisory Committee. Kovach has been a journalist and writer for 40 years, including 18 years as a reporter and editor for The New York Times. As an editor, Kovach supervised reporting projects that won four Pulitzer Prizes, including two during his two-year tenure as editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the first Pulitzers awarded to that paper in 20 years. Kovach was a 1988-89 Nieman fellow at Harvard University and remained as curator of the Nieman Foundation journalism fellowship program until 2000. Among his many other awards are the Sigma Delta Chi Award for contributions to journalism research in 2000, the National Mental Health Award in 1968, the New York State Bar Association Award in 1968, the AEJMC Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award in 1992, the Sigma Delta Chi First Amendment Award in 1996, the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2000, and the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award, which was accompanied by an honorary doctorate from Colby College. Kovach served on Pulitzer juries from 1987-1990 and is a board member of the Committee to Protect Journalists. He is co-author of Warp Speed: America in the Age of Mixed Media, The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect, and Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload. Kovach is a long-time advisory board member of the Center for Public Integrity. Read complete profile »
Charles Lewis, United States, is a distinguished journalist in residence and founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University in Washington, D.C.Read complete profile »
Thomas Maier, United States, is an award-winning author and investigative journalist for Newsday in New York.
He won the 2002 ICIJ Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting for his investigation into the plight of America’s immigrant workers.Read complete profile »
Michael Montgomery, United States, is a reporter and radio producer for the Berkeley-based Center for Investigative Reporting and its California Watch unit.Read complete profile »
Susanne Reber, USA, is the senior coordinating editor for multiplatform projects and investigations at the Center for Investigative Reporting.Read complete profile »
- Gerard Ryle leads the ICIJ’s headquarters staff in Washington, D.C., as well as overseeing the consortium’s more than 160 member journalists in more than 60 countries. Before joining as the ICIJ’s first non-American director in September 2011, Ryle spent 26 years working as a reporter, investigative reporter and editor in Australia and Ireland, including two decades at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers. He uncovered some of the biggest stories in Australian journalism, winning that country’s highest journalism award four times. He is a former deputy editor of The Canberra Times and a former Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. He is the author of a critically acclaimed book based on one of his former investigations, Firepower, and has contributed to two other books on journalism, published in the U.S. and Australia. Read complete profile »
- Marina Walker Guevara is ICIJ’s deputy director. A native of Argentina, she has reported from a half-dozen countries and her investigations have won and shared more than 15 national and international awards, including from Investigative Reporters and Editors, Overseas Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. Over a 15-year career, she has written about environmental degradation in Latin America by multinational corporations; shadowy U.S. government HIV/AIDS prevention programs in Africa, the global black market in endangered bluefin tuna and the cigarette mafia in the Tri-Border Area, among other topics. In March 2006 she was awarded the European Commission Lorenzo Natali Prize (Latin America and the Caribbean region) for her investigation about environmental damage caused in Peru by a U.S.-based mining company. She graduated magna cum laude from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina, with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences, and earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Read complete profile »
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