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Michael D. Bolden

American Press Institute
Michael Bolden is CEO and executive director of the American Press Institute, an educational nonprofit that helps news organizations navigate disruptive change and build sustainable businesses that serve diverse communities. Previously, Bolden was director of culture and operations at The San Francisco Chronicle. As a member of The Chronicle’s executive team, he supervised a range of coverage, including business, housing, immigration, race and equity, technology, transportation, and urban design and development. Earlier in his career, he was a journalism lecturer at Stanford University and managing director of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships. He also served as editorial director for Knight Foundation. For more than a decade, he was an editor at The Washington Post. He’s also been a reporter and editor in Florida and Louisiana. Bolden is a graduate of the University of Alabama, was a Maynard Media Academy Fellow at Harvard University and is working on his Master of Liberal Arts thesis at Stanford. He is a longtime member of the National Press Club, NABJ, NAHJ, ONA, SPJ and the Sigma Tau Delta honor society. He serves on the boards of the SPJ Foundation and the Student Press Law Center.
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