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Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism CUNY Foundation

Board of Directors

Cristina Alesci

Correspondent, CNN

JESSE Angelo

President of Global News and Entertainment, Vice Media

Sarah Bartlett

ex officio
Dean, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism 

Geraldine Baum
Geraldine Baum

ex officio
Assistant Dean for External Affairs, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism 

Kai Falkenberg
General Counsel,
G/O Media
Nikole Hannah-Jones

Staff Writer, The New York Times Magazine

Laurie Hays

Executive Vice President Financial Communications and Capital Markets, Edelman

Andrew Heyward

Visiting Scholar, Laboratory for Social Machines, MIT Media Lab

Stacy-Marie Ishmael

Editorial Director, The Texas Tribune

Marjorie Miller

Vice President Global Enterprise Editor, Associated Press

Craig Newmark

Founder, craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Geneva Overholser

Senior Fellow, Democracy Fund

Karen Pensiero

Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Richard Ravitch

Former Lieutenant Governor of New York

Howard Rubenstein

Director Emeritus
President, Rubenstein

Vivek Shah
Vivek shah

CEO, j2 Global

Stephen B. Shepard
Stephen B. Shepard

Founding Dean Emeritus, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism 

Richard Siklos

Vice President, Corporate Communications, Netflix


Vice Chair
Chairman, The New York Times Company

José Zamora

Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications – News, Univision Network

Major Donors


Carnegie Foundation

Charles H. Revson Foundation

Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund

Donald Graham

Esteé Lauder Companies


Ford Foundation

Forest City Ratner Companies

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Katherine Moore Family Foundation

Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Leonard and Judy Lauder

MacAndrews & Forbes Inc.

Maureen White and Steven Rattner

News Corp

NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

Pfizer, Inc.

Ravitch Family Foundation

Rockefeller Foundation

Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation

Scripps-Howard Foundation

The New York Times Company

The Tow Foundation



William P. Lauder