Four Media Leaders Join ICFJ Board of Directors


The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has added four leading news media executives to its board of directors. They are: Mark Aldam, president of Hearst Newspapers; David Callaway, editor-in-chief of USA Today; John Harris, editor-in-chief of Politico; and Megan Liberman, editor-in-chief of Yahoo! News.

“Adding these four highly capable and experienced executives to the board of ICFJ is an important step in making sure the board has the expertise to help guide the excellent management team at ICFJ,” said Michael Golden, Chairman of the board and Vice Chairman of The New York Times Company.

Aldam is president of Hearst Newspapers and a senior vice president and director of Hearst Corporation. In this role, he is focusing on execution, strategy and new products development. Aldam joined Hearst in 2006, holding a variety of senior leadership positions. Hearst Corporation has been a longtime supporter of the International Center for Journalists.

As editor-in-chief of USA Today, Callaway oversees the publication’s content strategy and leads the digital transformation of the newsroom. He was editor-in-chief at MarketWatch and its predecessor, CBS MarketWatch, before joining USA Today in 2012.

Harris co-founded Politico in 2007, a leading source of news on national affairs. As an expert on Washington politics, he regularly contributes key stories. Prior to this, Harris worked at The Washington Post for 21 years, covering a variety of beats, including the Clinton White House. He is the author of “The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House,” and co-author of “The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008.”

Liberman became editor-in-chief of Yahoo! News in 2013. She focuses on enhancing Yahoo’s original reporting, social news gathering and coverage of live events. Previously, Liberman was deputy news editor of The New York Times and its magazine, where she drove some of the company’s successful digital initiatives.

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