June 30, 2014

UPDATED: Anne Galloway of Vermont Digger elected to INN board


Anne Galloway

Anne Galloway, founder and editor of Vermont Digger, has been elected to the Board of the Directors of the Investigative News Network (INN).

Margaret Freivogel, editor of St. Louis Public Radio, and Tim Griggs, publisher and COO of the Texas Tribune, each received 15 votes. Galloway won with 21 votes.

Thirty-seven members cast votes last week for six candidates vying for two seats on the board.

Incumbent and INN co-founder Robert Rosenthal, executive director of the Center for Investigative Reporting, was not returned to the board, having received 14 votes.

“The board would like to thank Rosey for his immense contributions to the founding and nurturing of INN for the past five years,” said Brant Houston, board chair and also a co-founder of INN. “We deeply appreciate all his service and look forward to his continued involvement with INN.”

Other candidates for the board were Alan Gottlieb, co-founder and editor-at-large of Chalkbeat, and Diana Schemo, executive editor of 100Reporters.

Under the bylaws, the board is composed of up to six public members, INN's CEO, and four executive directors elected from the member organizations, known as the membership council.

Being a board member requires one in-person meeting, several conference calls throughout the year, and some duties on committees or task forces. All board members are expected to coordinate with and assist management in fundraising and representing the interests of INN to the membership and interested outside parties.

See the full list of INN's Board of Directors here.

Questions about the process or eligibility, please contact Brant Houston at brant.houston@gmail.com or Luis Gomez at Luis@inn.org