The Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at ֱ

Green Light Ethics

Practice hard-hitting journalism with confidence

The Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at ֱ takes a practical approach to the ever-changing pressures on journalism and democracy. We are an authoritative voice for journalists, citizens and everyone interested in elevating discourse and fact-based expression while battling disinformation and bias. Through the work of the Center, journalism can evolve its values and the public will better understand how those values impact their everyday lives, building practices of mutual trust and transparency.

This work was made possible by a .

Custom Training

Get ethics training tailored for your news organization.

Bring ֱ To You

Public Training

Discuss and advance the ethical standards that guide news organizations.

Discover

Best Practices

Identify and explore issues where journalism can better serve its audience.

Stay Up-To-Date

Support This Work

Build trust in news and the democratic process through research, gatherings and training.

Need advice on a journalism ethics issue?

  • Hidden
    MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please include country code if outside the U.S. If no phone number is available, please say none.

The Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at ֱ Team

  • Neil Brown
    President
    Neil Brown is the president of The ֱ Institute. He joined ֱ in September 2017, after serving as the editor and vice president of the...
    Read More
  • Kelly McBride
    Senior Vice President and Chair of Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership
    Kelly McBride is a journalist, consultant and one of the countryֱs leading voices on media ethics and democracy. She is senior vice president and chair...
    Read More
  • Shannon Kellenberger
    Assistant to the President
    Read More
  • Doris Truong
    Senior Director of Teaching & Diversity Strategies
    Doris Truong is ֱֱs senior director of teaching and diversity strategies. She helps newsrooms better cover their communities by providing the resources to recruit, retain...
    Read More
  • Cheryl Carpenter
    Adjunct
    Cheryl Carpenter is an adjunct faculty member at The ֱ Institute. From 2017 to 2021, she coached 12 news organizations through their performance management challenges...
    Read More
  • Rick Edmonds
    Media Business Analyst & Leader of News Transformation
    Rick Edmonds is ֱ's media business analyst, co-author of 10 State of the News Media reports, former Tampa Bay Times and Philadelphia Inquirer editor.
    Read More
  • Cheryl Thompson-Morton
    Black Media Initiative Director for the Center for Community Media at the Newmark J-School
    In her role as Black Media Initiative Director for the Center for Community Media at the Newmark J-School, Cheryl Thompson-Morton works to support Black media...
    Read More

Who we work with