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Jane McDonnell

President, free range media LLC


United States

Jane runs free range media, advising nonprofit media organizations on strategy, leadership, and inclusion. From 2008-2017, she was Executive Director of the ​Online News Association ​(and proudly helped launch the Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media program). She was consulting senior editor for the ​Project for Excellence in Journalism’s​ State of the News Media Report, Communications Director at the ​Center for Public Integrity​, and started up Public Access Journalism. She was Managing Editor at Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services. Jane is Board Chair of the Student Press Law Center​ and Board member of ​New Hope for Women ​in Maine, where she lives with her husband, pup and the occasional seal.