Moshavi Named to New Position of Vice President, New Initiatives

Jan 102011

Sharon Moshavi will assume the new post of Vice President, New Initiatives, announced ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan. The position reflects the importance of project development to the success of the International Center for Journalists. Moshavi, who leads the program development team, has done a stellar job of conceiving new initiatives that combine the best standards of journalism with technological advances, Barnathan said.

"I am delighted that Sharon will play a key role in the leadership of ICFJ," said Barnathan. "She brings intelligence, enthusiasm and forward thinking to this new and very vital job. " Moshavi joined ICFJ in 2007. In 2008, she was named Director, New Initiatives. Her team has attracted millions of dollars in programs over the past two years. In her new post, she will develop projects, identify funding sources, find partnerships and ensure that digital technology is incorporated in all programs.

Before joining ICFJ, Moshavi worked as communications manager at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Prior to that, Moshavi reported internationally from Asia and the Middle East for more than a decade, based in New Delhi, Jerusalem and Tokyo. She has written for The Boston Globe, Newsday, BusinessWeek, Forbes, The New Republic and US News & World Report, among others. She also produced radio documentaries and essays for NPR, BBC and CBC. She is a graduate of Columbia University.