NEW YORK — The Media Project, a global network of journalists, announced that The King’s College professor and veteran Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Glader will be its new Executive Director.
“Paul is just the person we’ve been looking for – someone with serious journalism credentials, international experience, as well as background in teaching and administration. Paul will lead the Project to the highest levels of professionalism,” said Media Project Chair Roberta Green Ahmanson.
Glader, an associate professor of journalism at The King’s College, also directs The McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute (MPJI) and the NYC Semester in journalism (NYCJ). He teaches journalism, writing, and business-related courses at the liberal arts college in New York City. Glader has won a number of journalism awards, spent 10 years at The Wall Street Journal, and now contributes to several publications including Bloomberg Business Week, Forbes, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. He has a Bachelor’s degree in political science from The University of South Dakota, a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism (where he was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow) and is completing an MBA from The Berlin School of Creative Leadership at Steinbeis University in Germany.
Glader lived in Germany from 2011-2013 as a Robert Bosch Fellow and as a European Journalism Fellow at the Free University of Berlin. He has extensive experience reporting and editing stories on the ground in many countries.
“The Media Project is a vital network of journalists working from all points on the globe. We plan to continue serving and growing this network by focusing on education, training and professional development,” Glader said.
“We will be working with partner schools in critical regions of the world and providing real, concrete journalism training on important topics, such as reporting on business, reporting on health, and reporting on religion. We will highlight the entrepreneurship and innovation our members are developing in their news media organizations. We will aim to boost good journalists in their careers, helping them become better journalists and better leaders in their organizations.”
The appointment of Glader as Executive Director of The Media Project was part of a year-long transition to form a partnership with the McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute and The King’s College. The previous leader of The Media Project, Dr. Arne Fjeldstad, died in November of 2014. During his eight-year tenure, Fjeldstad traveled extensively to develop a network of roughly 600 leading reporters and editors around the globe.
“Paul Glader has an amazing combination of skills as a journalist, teacher, administrator, and leader. These, combined with his clear vision, make him a superb choice for this position,” said The Media Project’s retiring Interim President Dr. Paul Marshall. Marshall, a noted author and expert on religious and press freedom issues, remains a member of the board and vice president.
The Media Project is an international network of journalists, editors, and media leaders that share a passion for excellence in journalism. The organization sponsors professional development opportunities around the world including a coaching and leadership training program that takes place each year at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute honors the legacy of late New York Times reporter John McCandlish Phillips by offering journalism training, opportunities and research to journalists of all ages – from high school, to college to working professionals. It is housed at The King’s College in New York City, a private, Christian, liberal arts institution.
For more information contact: Paul Glader at The King’s College. 212-659-0742; firstname.lastname@example.org.