On Tuesday, May 10, 2011 The Steering Committee of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press announced that they elected new officers, re-elected nine members and welcomed a newly elected member.
The top new journalists that were selected for the Reporters Committee executive leadership are:
- Chairman: John Henry, a freelance journalist who previously was news editor for The Associated Press in Washington and Washington bureau chief of The Houston Chronicle
- Chairman-elect: Jess Bravin, senior special writer at The Wall Street Journal
- Secretary/Treasurer: Jim Rubin, co-executive editor of Bloomberg News’ View.
Newly elected to the Steering Committee was Maggie Mulvihill, co-director and co-founder of the non-profit New England Center for Investigative Reporting based at Boston University, where she is also a clinical professor of journalism. A former Nieman fellow at Harvard University, Mulvihill is a former media lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in legal affairs and investigative reporting in New England. She is also a member of the board of directors of the New England First Amendment Coalition.
Steering Committee members re-elected to three-year terms were: Wolf Blitzer, CNN lead political anchor and anchor of “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer”; David Boardman, executive editor and senior vice president of The Seattle Times; Michael Duffy, assistant managing editor and Washington bureau chief for Time Magazine; Rick Dunham, Washington bureau chief for Hearst Newspapers; Ashlea Ebeling, Forbes Magazine staff writer; Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and legal correspondent for Slate; Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent for the National Law Journal; Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports”; and Pierre Thomas, Justice Department correspondent for ABC News. About The RCFP: The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was created in 1970 at a time when the nation’s news media faced a wave of government subpoenas asking reporters to name confidential sources.
The Reporters Committee is a nonprofit organization that operates solely on donations and the sale of publications.
Editor’s Note: Congratulations to John Henry, Jess Bravin and Jim Rubin. We want to wish them the best while contributing to RCFP.