The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) sought the wisdom of a group of accomplished professionals in developing the first phase of this initiative. Some weighed in at various points while others were involved throughout the process. We offer our profound thanks to each contributor for their willingness to assist in this important effort.
VP of Broadcast, NAHJ
Manager of News Operations, NPR
Senior Advisor, Gray Global Advisors
Operations Manager, Native Public Media, Inc.
Director of Local Content Development - West, Nextar Broadcasting Group
Executive Director, Broadcast Education Association
Vice President of Broadcast, AAJA; Host/Executive Producer of The 21st, Illinois Public Media
ABC News Contributor; Retired Dallas Police Chief
Senior Advisor, Schurz Communications
Reporter, WYPR (NPR), Baltimore, Md.
Founding Dean, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Executive Director, RTDNA/F
Executive Director, Asian American Journalists Association/F
News Director, WRTV (Scripps), Indianapolis, In.
Vice President, News, TEGNA Media
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Legal, NAB
Vice President, National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF)
Executive Producer, Newscasts, National Public Radio (NPR)
Assistant News Director, KRON (Nextstar), San Francisco, Calif.
President, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
Vice President of News, WNYW
News Director, WAFB-TV (Raycom), Baton Rouge, La.
Assistant News Director, WUSA9 (TEGNA), Washington, D.C.
Rev. Kenny Irby
Director of Community Intervention, St. Petersburg Police Department
Reporter and Anchor, WUSA9 (TEGNA), Washington, D.C.
Correspondent and News Editor, Westwood One News
Executive Director of Student Development, Diversity & Inclusion, University of Missouri School of Journalism
Professor & Dean, University of Missouri School of Journalism
Dean, School of Communications at Howard University
Clinical Professor of Communications, USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism
Assistant Dean and Associate General Manager, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Anchor, WJLA/ABC 7 (Sinclair), Washington, D.C.
Vice President of News, Hearst Television Inc.
Vice President of News and Marketing, Meredith Local Media Group
Director of News & Programming, WTOP-FM (Hubbard), Washington, D.C.
Treasurer, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
Vice President, Government Relations, NAB
Director of Information & Public Affairs, WHUR 96.3 FM, Washington, D.C.
Consultant, Robert Naylor Coaching & Consulting
President, Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies
Co-Anchor, ABC News "Nightline"
Syracuse University Broadcast and Digital Journalism Department
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
President & CEO, Native Public Media, Inc.
Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS
Senior Faculty for Broadcasting, The Poynter Institute
Vice President of Digital, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
Executive Producer, TEGNA Media News Service
News Director, WRIC 8News, Richmond, Va.
News Director, NBC/FOX duopoly WVLA/WGMB-TV (Nexstar), Baton Rouge, La.