News/Media Alliance Elects Nine New Directors to Board of Directors


Arlington, VA – The News/Media Alliance has elected nine new Directors to its Board of Directors. The new Alliance directors, elected on March 7, 2024, to two-year terms, include:

  • Lauren Fisher, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, TEGNA
  • Trisha Gosser, Senior Vice President, Finance & Deputy CFO, Gannett
  • Steve Grove, CEO & Publisher, Star Tribune
  • Jeff Hartwig, SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Dotdash Meredith
  • Frank Pine, Executive Editor, MediaNews Group Inc.
  • Jeremy Rossen, EVP, General Counsel, Ziff Davis
  • Steve Sachs, Managing Director, US, The Guardian
  • Jim Spanfeller, Chief Executive Officer, G/O Media Inc.
  • Jon Steinberg, Chief Executive Officer, Future PLC

Along with Tony Hunter, Chairman and CEO of McClatchy, elected Alliance Board Chair in September 2023, the Board will continue to navigate the challenging media landscape and advocate on behalf of the industry, implementing new strategies and initiatives to help the news, magazine and digital media industries continue to thrive.

“We couldn’t be happier to have the participation of these highly knowledgeable and experienced members of our industry on the Alliance Board, helping to further our mission of preserving and sustaining quality journalism,” said Alliance President and CEO Danielle Coffey. “In an environment of rampant misinformation exacerbated by new AI technology that threatens to confuse and mislead readers, it is more important than ever to have accurate and reliable content such as that provided by our members. I look forward to working with the full Board to continue to protect and preserve the information we need and rely on to stay engaged and informed.”

Other Alliance Board members continuing in their current terms include:

  • Mark Adams, President & CEO, Adams Publishing Group
  • Gilian Akai, Chief Administrative Officer, EVP & General Counsel, Postmedia Network Inc.
  • Chris Argentieri, President & COO, Los Angeles Times
  • Jennifer Bertetto, President & CEO, Trib Total Media
  • Debi Chirichella, President, Hearst Magazines
  • Jeffrey Dorsey, Chief Operating Officer, McClatchy
  • Gregg Fernandes, Vice President of Distribution & Customer Care, The Washington Post
  • Conan Gallaty, Chairman and CEO, Tampa Bay Times
  • Rebecca Grossman-Cohen, SVP, Chief of Staff to the CEO, The New York Times
  • Lisa Hughes, Publisher & CEO, The Philadelphia Inquirer, PBC
  • Tony Hunter, Chairman & CEO, McClatchy
  • Jeffrey Johnson, President, Hearst Newspapers
  • S Mitra Kalita, CEO/Co-Founder, URL Media Holdings Inc.
  • Bonnie Kintzer, President & CEO, Trusted Media Brands
  • Debby Krenek, Publisher, Newsday Media Group
  • Dan Krockmalnic, EVP, New Media & General Counsel, The Boston Globe
  • Roger Lynch, Chief Executive Officer, Condé Nast
  • Bill Marcil Jr., President & CEO, Forum Communications Company
  • Grant Moise, Chief Executive Officer, DallasNews Corporation
  • Kevin Mowbray, President & CEO, Lee Enterprises Inc.
  • Mark Newhouse, EVP, Newspapers, Advance Publications Inc.
  • Burke Olsen, Publisher, Deseret News
  • Doug Olson, Executive Consultant, A360 Media
  • Michael Riggs, EVP, General Manager of Magazine Operations, Dotdash Meredith
  • Todd Thorpe, EVP & Global Head of Government Affairs, NewsCorp
  • Dietrich von Klaeden, Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs, Axel Springer SE
  • Barbara Wall, Director, Gannett Media Corporation
  • Pam Wasserstein, President, Vox Media


The News/Media Alliance is a nonprofit organization representing more than 2,200, news, magazine and digital media organizations and their multiplatform businesses in the United States and globally. Alliance members include print and digital publishers of original journalism. Headquartered just outside Washington, D.C., the association focuses on ensuring the future of journalism through communication, research, advocacy, and innovation. Information about the News/Media Alliance can be found at


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