Patrick Butler

Patrick is Vice President for Programs at the International Center for Journalists, a non-profit organization whose programs empower journalists and engage citizens with new technologies and best practices. He oversees the execution of ICFJ programs and supervises program personnel, as well as conducting training himself. He was previously program director and director of training at ICFJ. Patrick has worked for a number of U.S. newspapers, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News and The State in Columbia, S.C. He completed a five-month Knight International Journalism Fellowship in Nicaragua in 1999. Since then, he has trained journalists and spoken at conferences and other events throughout Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.