The National Press Club Journalism Institute promotes an engaged global citizenry through an independent and free press, and equips journalists with skills and standards to inform the public in ways that inspire civic engagement. As the non-profit of the National Press Club, the Institute serves as a beacon for journalism in the public interest.
The Institute accomplishes this mission by: offering programs to grow the number of people who produce and support journalism that drives civic engagement; protecting journalists from interference so they can fully and fairly represent the communities they serve; and increasing transparency to keep citizens well-informed and their governments and institutions accountable.
Board of Directors
President: Barbara Cochran University of Missouri School of Journalism
Treasurer: Ed Lewis Toyota
Secretary: Angela Greiling Keane Politico
Kathy Bonk Ms. Magazine
Andrea Edney recent past National Press Club president
Sam Feist CNN
Michael Freedman George Washington University
Betsy Fischer Martin American University
Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak National Press Club president
Doug Harbrecht past National Press Club president
Paul Minehart Syngenta
Rob Stoddard NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
Chuck Tobin Ballard Spahr
Anne Veigle U.S. Department of Commerce
Jill Zuckman SKDKnickerbocker
Julie Moos, Executive Director
Julie Moos is executive director of the National Press Club Journalism Institute. Moos joined the Journalism Institute from McClatchy. As managing director of news there, she was responsible for coaching and training reporters and editors in 30 newsrooms on journalism challenges ranging from fair use to audience-centered storytelling, while simultaneously leading a real-time news team of reporters and editors who drive millions of readers to McClatchy products every month. Moos also spent 11 years at the Poynter Institute. Her work included overseeing Poynter.org, editing “Best Newspaper Writing” and New York Times-bestselling front page books, launching an iTunesU No. 1 podcast and teaching in digital journalism and leadership seminars. Prior to Poynter, Moos spent seven years at market-leading WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, running WRAL.com, writing for morning broadcasts and producing news graphics.
Andie Coller, Program Director
Andie Coller is the program director for the Institute. Before joining NPCJI, Andie was the lead trainer and national audience editor for McClatchy, working with reporters and editors across the company’s 30 newsrooms. Prior to that she worked at National Journal magazine, where she served as deputy editor and two-time acting editor, and at Politico, as a reporter and an editor. She has also written tabloid headlines, teen-magazine quizzes, and think tank reports on everything from economic development to K-12 education.
Beth Francesco, Operations Director
Beth Francesco joined the Institute as operations director in August. Prior to her work with the NPCJI, she was responsible for daily student media operations and student development at the University of Texas at Arlington. In her 10 years there, she improved operational efficiency and worked closely with entry-level journalists to grow digital readership and revenue. Beth is a past president of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, which named her the state’s Advisor of the Year in 2017, and served as a longtime board director for the Society of Professional Journalists Fort Worth chapter. She cut her teeth as an editor for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times before she moved into her work as a consultant on digital projects for news organizations and student media assessment. She has written and edited for several news and marketing clients. Beth earned her bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Arlington and her master’s from the University of North Texas.
Jim Kuhnhenn, Press Freedom Fellow
Jim Kuhnhenn joined the Institute as Press Freedom Fellow in June. He has spent half of his 40-year journalism career in Washington as newspaper bureau chief, editor and congressional and White House reporter. He led The Kansas City Star’s Washington reporting team, was political editor and congressional correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers and covered politics and the Obama White House for the Associated Press. He is past president of the Washington Press Club Foundation and a former member of the congressional Standing Committee of Correspondents. Kuhnhenn, a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, was born in Chile and speaks Spanish fluently.
About the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library
The Journalism Institute oversees the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library of the National Press Club, which offers research services and database access to members. The library also features journalism books, a Bloomberg terminal and Reuters wires access. For questions about use or research support, please contact [email protected].