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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 on the boards of the Video Consortium and New Hope Midcoast in Maine, where she lives with her husband and the occasional seal. She is past Board Chair of the Student Press Law Center.