McClatchy's Julie Moos named executive director of National Press Club Journalism Institute


The National Press Club Journalism Institute has announced that Julie Moos will be its next executive director.

Moos joins the Journalism Institute from McClatchy. As managing director of news there, she has been responsible for coaching and training reporters and editors in 30 newsrooms on journalism challenges ranging from fair use to audience-centered storytelling, while simultaneously leading a real-time news team of reporters and editors who drive millions of readers to McClatchy products every month.

Moos also spent 11 years at the Poynter Institute, renowned for its mid-career professional development programs for journalists.

"Julie Moos brings to our Journalism Institute broad experience in print, digital and broadcast newsrooms, which will be invaluable in designing a professional development program that serves journalists at every stage of their careers," said Barbara Cochran, president of the NPCJI Board of Directors. "She is a sought-after trainer who has led newsrooms through change and will be able to take the Journalism Institute's programs to the next level.

"Julie is also passionate about the press freedom issues that journalists are confronting here at home and around the world," Cochran said.

"It will be an honor to lead the Journalism Institute and enrich the tradition of the National Press Club," said Moos. "I can think of no challenge more important and meaningful right now than advancing press freedom and preparing the next generation of journalists."

"Julie has been a partner, mentor, teacher and translator for many of us, anytime we needed her and for any project," said Andy Pergam, McClatchy vice president of news operations and new ventures. "She launched one of our first handcrafted daily newsletters, she built up the McClatchy News Network to bring millions of readers to our coverage every month, and she led many of us through reinvention or design thinking exercises. Her heart and soul have been dedicated to our progress and tempered by her compassion during challenging times."

Moos joined McClatchy in 2013 following her work at the Poynter Institute, overseeing, editing "Best Newspaper Writing" and New York Times-bestselling front page books, launching an iTunesU No. 1 podcast, and teaching in digital journalism and leadership seminars. Prior to Poynter, Moos spent seven years at market-leading WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC., running, writing for morning broadcasts, and producing news graphics.

Moos succeeds Julie Cooper Schoo, who unexpectedly passed away in May 2018. Moos was chosen by the NPCJI Board of Directors after a search process led by Angela Greiling Keane, deputy states editor at Politico and a former National Press Club president. Moos assumes her new position on Jan. 7.

The National Press Club Journalism Institute is the nonprofit educational affiliate of the National Press Club. Founded in 1908, the Club is the world's leading professional organization for journalists, with more than 3,100 members worldwide.

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