Professor Funabiki Named to Poynter Institute National Advisory Board

Tuesday, December 06, 2016
YAHOO -- “Each of our new board members brings unique insight and knowledge to the Institute,” Poynter President Tim Franklin said. “They will be invaluable partners for Poynter as we work to elevate journalism and the people it serves.” “These additions to our National Advisory Board enhance Poynter’s mission to advance journalism in an age of profound change,” Franklin said. “Poynter will benefit greatly from having their voices and experience on the advisory board.” Jon Funabiki, whose career spans journalism, philanthropy and academia, is a professor of Journalism at San Francisco State University and founding director of Renaissance Journalism, a nonprofit that organizes collaborative news projects on social justice issues. He joined the University after an 11-year career with the Ford Foundation, one of the world’s leading philanthropies. Funabiki is former founding director of SF State’s Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism and an SF State graduate.