Jennifer Dorroh

Senior Program Director

I’m continually inspired by the courageous, creative and determined journalists in our network. I love telling their stories in addition to designing and leading programs to support their work.

My background: A journalist and media trainer, I have written for and edited publications from Maryland to Mexico. I’ve also taught news reporting and digital media skills for organizations including ICFJ, the Humphrey Fellowships, the University of Maryland and the United Nations Environmental Program.

I’ve been part of ICFJ for more than a decade, as either a contractor or staffer. I first joined ICFJ as director of IJNet, where I refocused our strategy on engaging journalists who were looking to improve their craft with advice, ideas and training opportunities. 

I’m passionate about science and climate change reporting. I’ve reported on climate impacts as a freelancer, and I hosted ICFJ’s first webinar on covering climate in 2020.

I have a master’s from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and a bachelor’s from the University of Kentucky. 

Ask me about: climate coverage, editing and Chesapeake Bay-friendly gardening

My pronouns: She/her

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