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The People Behind the Fourth Estate...

... a team of incredibly dedicated experts and professionals with deep knowledge in journalism, business, technology and law from the private sector, academia, non-profits and government, ready to translate vision to action.

Jeff Brown
Founding Investor | CEO
Kristyn Perez
Accounting
Matt Aug
Online Editor

Ethics and Standards Advisors

Esther Enkin
President
Organization of News Ombudsman

Advisor

Jeffrey A. Dvorkin
Lecturer/Director
Journalism Program at University of Toronto

Advisor

Alan Sunderland
Editorial Director
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Advisor

Journalism Advisory Board

Joy Mayer
Consulting Fellow
Reynolds Journalism Institute

Engagement Advisor

Steve Majerus-Collins
State House Reporter
Sun Journal

Journalism Advisor

Benét J. Wilson
Journalist and Blogger
Aviation Queen, LLC

Journalism Advisor

Jack Lynch
Asst. Business Editor (RET)
New York Times

Journalism Advisor

Chip Scanlan
Affiliate Faculty
Poynter Institute

Journalism Advisor

Howard Saltz
Publisher/Editor-in-Chief
South Florida Sun Sentinel

Journalism Advisor

Greg Brooks
Principal
West Third Group

Journalism Advisor

Rebekah Monson
Co-Founder
WhereBy.Us

Journalism Advisor

Bill Mitchell
Affiliate Faculty
The Poynter Insitute

Journalism Advisor

Ernie Hsiung
Co-Founder
Code for America

Data Journalism Advisor

Bryan Woolston
Bryan Woolston Photojournalist

Photojournalism Advisor

Tom Stites
Founder/President
Banyan Project

Journalism Advisor

Academic Advisory Board

Raul Reis, Ph.D.
Advisor

Dean
School of Communication
Emerson College

Jerry Ceppos
Advisor

Dean
Manship School of Communication
Louisiana State University

Brian Schriner
Advisor

Dean
College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts
Florida International University

Michelle Ferrier, Ph.D.
Advisor

Associate Dean for Innovation
Scripps College of Communication
Ohio University

Meredith Clark, Ph.D.
Advisor

Assistant Professor of Media Studies
University of Virginia

Bill Bathurst
Advisor
Mimi Johnson Buttry
Advisor
Lee Scheele Jr.

Legal Advisory Board

Keith Spritz, JD,CPA
Tax Advisor
Joel Rothman, JD
Copyright Law Advisor

Business Advisory Board

Richard Rampell
Financial Advisor
Felicia Hatcher-Pearson
Tech & Startup Advisor
Alex de Carvalho
Social Media Advisor
Andrew Nachison
Entrepreneurship Advisor
Sally Outlaw
Crowdfunding Advisor
David Cohn
Crowdfunding Advisor
Mike O'Donnell
Business Advisor
Tim Thompson
Financial Advisor