Journalist’s Resource is based at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, which is part of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. 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 276. Phone: 617-496-9068.
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Denise-Marie Ordway, Managing editor. She joined Journalist’s Resource in 2015 after working as a reporter for newspapers and radio stations in the U.S. and Central America, including the Orlando Sentinel and Philadelphia Inquirer. Her work also has appeared in publications such as USA TODAY, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Washington Post. She has received a multitude of national, regional and state-level journalism awards and was named as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2013 for an investigative series she led that focused on hazing and other problems at Florida A&M University. Ordway was a 2014-15 Fellow of Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism. She also serves on the Journalist Advisory Board to the national Education Writers Association. @deniseordway
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. @wihbey
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. @
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. @
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. @