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About Journalist's Resource

Journalist’s Resource is a project of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education. The research arm of the project is based at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, which is part of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

For all Journalist’s Resource inquiries, contact Denise Ordway.

Our address is 79 JFK Street, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA 02138. Journalist’s Resource is located on the second floor of the Taubman building, in Suite 273. Phone: 617-496-9068.

Project team:

Denise-Marie Ordway

Denise-Marie Ordway, Managing Editor. She joined Journalist’s Resource in 2015 after working as a reporter for multiple daily newspapers, including the Orlando Sentinel and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her work also has appeared in publications such as USA TODAY, the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Post. She has received several national journalism awards and was named as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2013. Ordway was a 2014-15 Fellow of Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism and serves on the Journalist Advisory Board for the national Education Writers Association. Twitter: @deniseordway.


David Trilling, Research Reporter. He came to Journalist’s Resource in 2016 from Columbia University, where he was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow. David worked for 10 years in the former Soviet Union and Middle East, most recently as The Economist’s Central Asia correspondent and as an editor at EurasiaNet.org. He has reported for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Guardian and other publications. His photographs have appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers and can be viewed on his website: davidtrilling.com. Twitter: @dtrilling.

John Wihbey (Shorenstein Center, Martha Stewart)

John Wihbey is a consultant to Journalist’s Resource, having served as managing editor and assistant director for the project from 2011 to 2015. He is currently an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University. Twitter: @wihbey.


Kristina Mastropasqua is a contributing writer with expertise in Latin America and security studies. She has a master’s degree in International Relations from Boston University. Twitter: @KMASPAS.

Donna Tremonte, Web developer.

Nicco Mele

Nicco Mele, Director, Shorenstein Center. He took over leadership of the Center in 2016 after serving as Senior Vice President and Deputy Publisher of the Los Angeles Times and as the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at the University of Southern California. He is the author of The End of Big: How The Internet Makes David the New Goliath and co-founder of EchoDitto (now Echo & Co.), a leading internet strategy and consulting firm. Mele also is a board member of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and a Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy. Twitter: @nicco.

Tom Patterson (Shorenstein Center, Martha Stewart)

Thomas E. Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press. He is author of the 2013 book Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism. His earlier book on the media’s political role, Out of Order, received the American Political Science Association’s Graber Award as the best book of the decade in political communication. His book The Vanishing Voter looked at the causes and consequences of electoral participation. Twitter: @tompharvard.

Nancy Palmer (Shorenstein Center, Martha Stewart)

Nancy Palmer, Executive Director, Shorenstein Center. She has administrative responsibility for the daily operations of the Center. Nancy is editor of the book Terrorism, War and the Press. Twitter: @npalmerrothman.

Research assistant team:

Farah Qureshi, doctoral student, Harvard School of Public Health

Chaz Kelsh, Shorenstein graduate researcher
Lauren Leatherby, Shorenstein graduate researcher


Partner schools:

Annenberg School of Journalism
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

College of Communication, University of Texas
Austin, Texas

College of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
New York, N.Y.

Graduate School of Journalism, University of California
Berkeley, California

Medill School, Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

Missouri School of Journalism
University of Missouri, Columbia

Philip Merrill College of Journalism
University of Maryland, College Park

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University, Tempe