Kelly McBride


Kelly McBride is the vice president for academic programs at The Poynter Institute. She is a writer, teacher, and one of the country's leading voices when it comes to media ethics. She has been on the faculty of The Poynter Institute since 2002 and is editor, along with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute, of The New Ethics of Journalism : Principles for the 21st Century. You can learn more about the project at Truth & Trust in Media The New Ethics of Journalism. Her other work involves Poynter’s Sense-Making Project, a Ford Foundation project examining the transformation of journalism from a profession of a few to a civic obligation of many, the effects of technology on democracy, and the media habits of the millennial generation. She conducts workshops in newsrooms and at journalism conventions across the country. Twice she has traveled to South Africa to lead advanced reporting and writing seminars geared toward reporters working in a young democracy. You can follow her on Twitter at @kellymcb.

Before coming to Poynter, Kelly worked as a reporter for 15 years, spending most of that time at The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Wash. She covered crime and courts for six years and faith and ethics for eight years. She gained national attention for a package of stories on gay Christians in 2001 and a series on the consequences of infertility treatments in 2000 as well as several stories on the clergy scandals of the Catholic Church. Kelly has a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and master's in religious studies from Gonzaga University.

Read her complete Poynter profile here.