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Emerging Leaders Council

Could you or someone you know be a great nonprofit news leader?

INN is committed to building and empowering this next generation. We formed the Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) in 2017 to identify, connect, retain and build up the diverse leaders who will continue to innovate, grow and expand nonprofit news over the next 20 years. 

Nominations for next year’s cohort will open in February of 2023. If you have questions about the program, please email Sara Shahriari.

2022 Emerging Leaders Cohort

Class of 2022, listed from top left to right:

Read about the 15 news professionals in the 2022 cohort.

Emerging Leaders Alumni

These leaders represent the excellence and diversity of nonprofit news organizations working to inform communities through factual journalism and build philanthropic support for news. Positions are those held at the time of their participation in the program.

Class of 2021, listed from top left to right:

You can learn more about the 2021 cohort in our blog post.

Class of 2020, listed from top left to right:

Class of 2019, listed from top left to right:

Class of 2017, from top left to right:

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