Committee to Protect Journalists Appoints New Chairman

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New York—The Committee to Protect Journalists has named Sandra Mims Rowe as chairman. Rowe succeeds Paul Steiger, president and editor-in-chief of ProPublica, who served as CPJ chairman since 2005. Rowe joined the CPJ board of directors in 2003 and has been producing award-winning journalism for nearly 40 years. With her as its editor, The Oregonian in Portland, Ore., won five Pulitzer Prizes including the Gold Medal for Public Service. In 2010 and 2011, Rowe was the Knight Fellow at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center, where she researched the case for partnerships and collaboration in local investigative reporting. She is a past president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and former chair of the board of the Pulitzer Prizes.

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