Norman Pearlstine Joins the International Center for Journalists’ Board

Jan 92007

Renowned journalist and senior advisor to the Carlyle Group to become director in May 2007

Washington, D.C.– Norman Pearlstine has been named a member of the board of directors of the International Center for Journalists, the Washington, DC, non-profit dedicated to raising professional journalism standards worldwide.

After more than 30 years of experience in the highest ranks of international journalism, Pearlstine recently joined the Carlyle Group, a leading private equity firm, as senior advisor for telecommunications and media. Prior to that, he served as Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc’s magazines for 11 years, overseeing the editorial content of more than 154 publications, including Fortune, TIME, Sports Illustrated, and People. Pearlstine worked at The Wall Street Journal for 23 years, serving as Executive Editor and Managing Editor as well as Editor and Publisher of the Wall Street Journal/Europe and Managing Editor of the Asian Wall Street Journal.

“We are honored that Norm has agreed to join our Board,” said ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan. “His career-long commitment to high-quality, independent, global journalism will help guide ICFJ in the future. He is one of the most intelligent and thoughtful voices on media trends.”

ICFJ Chairman James Hoge said, "Norm's sound judgment and creative thinking, so often exhibited in his long career as a media leader, will serve ICFJ well."

In 2005, Pearlstine received the American Society of Magazine Editors’ Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame. He was honored with the Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in 2000. He received the National Press Foundation’s Editor of the Year Award in 1989. He holds a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Haverford College. He is currently writing a book on confidential sources, which will be published later this year.

The International Center for Journalists, a non-profit, professional organization, promotes quality journalism worldwide in the belief that independent, vigorous media are crucial in improving the human condition.

In the past 22 years, ICFJ has worked directly with more than 20,000 journalists from more than 176 countries. Aiming to raise the standards of journalism everywhere, particularly in areas with little or no tradition of a free press, ICFJ offers hands-on training workshops, seminars, fellowships and international exchanges to reporters and media managers around the globe. For further information, visit