Selection Committee

The MJ Bear Fellowship Selection Committee is a volunteer team of digital media leaders, ONA affiliates and a member of MJ Bear’s family who review and select the fellowship recipients each year.

Amy Eisman (Chair)
Director, Media Entrepreneurship & Special Programs
American University

Anne Saul (Coordinator)
Video, News Consultant
Retired Gannett News Systems Editor

Jody Brannon
Chief News Evangelist/Digital Content Executive
Bing News

Jake Carpenter
Network Photojournalist, CNN
MJ Bear’s nephew and family representative

Sarah Hoye
Reporter
WFAA Media, Dallas TX

Laura Amico
Senior Editor
Harvard Business Review
2011 MJ Bear Fellow

Denise Hassanzade Ajiri
Data Team Leader
Tehran Bureau
2012 MJ Bear Fellow

Geraldine Moriba
Writer, Filmmaker and Multiplatform Content Creator

Jennifer Mizgata
Director of Programs
Online News Association

Irving Washington
Executive Director
Online News Association