Kelly McBride is a writer, teacher and one of the country's leading voices on media ethics. Since 2002, she has been on the faculty ofThe Poynter Institute, a global nonprofit dedicated to excellence in journalism, where she now serves as its senior vice president. She is also the chair of the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at Poynter, which advances the quality of journalism and improves fact-based expression by training journalists and working with news organizations to hone and adopt meaningful and transparent ethics practices. Under McBride's leadership, the center serves as the journalism industry's ombudsman — a place where journalists, ethicists and citizens convene to elevate American discourse and battle disinformation and bias.
McBride was appointed as NPR's Public Editor in April 2020 as the result of a new partnership between NPR and Poynter. McBride's role as NPR's Public Editor is supported by researchers and editors from both organizations, significantly expanding the public editor's ability to respond to audience concerns and suggestions.
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