Elbert Ventura to become executive editor of Vox.com in January


The editor-in-chief of the Chronicle of Philanthropy (CoP), Elbert Ventura, will return to Vox.com in January to become executive editor. During his time at CoP, he has done much to strengthen and expand coverage and plan for signature work in 2024, including the release of nine trends to watch in January, the Philanthropy 50 in March, and the first-ever national survey of nonprofit leaders in May.

CoP will soon begin the search for a new editor-in-chief, consulting broadly to ensure an inclusive and thoughtful process. In the interim, CEO Stacy Palmer will resume serving as top editor, drawing help from across the newsroom, especially from CoP’s terrific team of senior editorial leadership.

CoP’s transformation to an independent nonprofit earlier this year has already proven successful. Standout coverage in recent weeks includes a broad range of reporting and commentary about the Israel-Gaza war and our exclusive fundraising survey released in November.

The debut in the past six months of three regular columnists — Cora Daniels, Craig Kennedy and Eboo Patel — has led to thoughtful debates across the sector. And, this week, CoP opens applications for its third round of Philanthropy & Nonprofit Accountability Fellowships, which provide year-long training in how to cover philanthropy to four news organizations. Already, these fellowships have resulted in outstanding journalism.


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