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Serior Advisor to the President of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation,
Miami Fl. www.KnightFoundation.org
Eric Newton joined Knight Foundation in 2001. He is senior adviser to the president.
As a program director and vice president during his first decade at Knight, he helped build the journalism and media innovation program from a department of one into a team of seven, overseeing the development of more than $300 million in grants.
Previously, Newton was founding managing editor of the Newseum, leading the content team at the world’s first museum of news. He started at California newspapers. As city editor, assistant managing editor and managing editor of the Oakland Tribune under Bob and Nancy Maynard, he helped the paper win more than 150 awards, including a Pulitzer Prize.
“Searchlights and Sunglasses: Field Notes From the Digital Age of Journalism,” “Crusaders, Scoundrels, Journalists: The Newseum’s Most Intriguing Newspeople” and “Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs.”