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.
The 2023 committee includes:
- Laura Amico, 2011 MJ Bear Fellow, MJ Bear Fellowship Chair
- Amy Eisman, Director, Journalism Division, School of Communication, American University
- Jake Carpenter, President of Carpenter Creative, Network Photojournalist (MJ Bear’s nephew and family representative)
- Jody Brannon, Digital News Strategist, Editorial Director, Educator
- Anne Saul, News/Video Consultant, retired Gannett News Executive