WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Pam Fine, a national journalism leader and tenured professor, will be the eighth editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. As editor, she will lead the nation's largest newsroom covering colleges and universities.
Fine was most recently the John S. and James L. Knight Chair for News, Leadership and Community and Professor of Journalism at the University of Kansas. There, she collaborated on media and transformation projects with professional news organizations and taught reporting, ethics, and multimedia journalism, among other subjects. She is a nationally influential voice in journalism, serving notably as president of the American Society of News Editors between 2016-17, and as a Pulitzer Prize juror four times.
"Pam is a well-respected newsroom leader with an impressive track record of journalistic excellence, innovation, and digital transformation. We are thrilled to welcome her to The Chronicle," said Michael G. Riley, president and editor in chief of The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc., which publishes The Chronicle. "In addition, as a professor, she will bring an indispensable perspective to leading our ambitious, talented, and award-winning newsroom."
"The Chronicle has a superb reputation and I'm honored to become its next editor," Fine said. "I've been reading the Chronicle since my days as a cub reporter. Now, having spent the last decade as a professor, I have an even better feel for how valuable the Chronicle's coverage is to faculty, administrators, and others connected to the academic community. I'm excited about the opportunity to collaborate with the news staff and others in the company to build on their great work."
Before joining the University of Kansas in 2008, Fine was the managing editor of The Indianapolis Star and IndyStar.com, where, among other highlights, she oversaw the creation of the first-ever analysis of more than 200 athletic budgets from Division 1 universities and colleges. Before that, Fine was managing editor and vice president of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis where she managed a 360-member newsroom and led a variety of high-impact journalism projects, including a Pulitzer-Prize finalist. Her first major management position was at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she served as assistant managing editor.
Fine has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida and a master's degree in media management from the University of Missouri. She will start at The Chronicle on February 19, where, as part of the Chronicle newsroom, she'll also oversee The Chronicle Review and Arts & Letters Daily. Her predecessor, Liz McMillen, is executive editor of Chronicle Intelligence, a division of the Chronicle of Higher Education Inc. that produces reports, guides, and other products on a range of higher-education topics.
The Chronicle of Higher Education provides more than two million professionals across higher education the right information to make the best decisions for their students, their institutions, and their careers. For more than five decades, The Chronicle has been the unrivaled leader in higher-ed journalism, providing award-winning news and information, deep insights, and opportunities for professional growth to those who shape colleges and universities. Founded in 1966, it is owned by The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc., which publishes The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Arts & Letters Daily, and The Chronicle Review. More: chronicle.com.
SOURCE The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc.