Patrick Butler

Vice President, Programs

Butler oversees the development and execution of ICFJ programs and supervises program personnel. He previously worked as a reporter and writer for 10 years at The State (Columbia, S.C.) working on general assignment, business and feature news. Before joining The State, he worked at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the San Jose Mercury News. Butler completed a five-month Knight International Press Fellowship in Nicaragua in 1999. He has a B.A. in Spanish and journalism from the University of Missouri. He is fluent in Spanish and is proficient in French.

Geographic Specialties: 

Africa, Latin America

Areas of Expertise: 

Best practices in journalism, contemporary issues in U.S. media, international journalism, journalism ethics, localizing international news