August 16, 2021 — Prison Journalism Project, a national initiative that trains incarcerated writers and those in communities affected by incarceration to be journalists and publishes their stories, has appointed leading development expert Elizabeth Share to its board of advisors.
Share has decades of experience in nonprofit fundraising and has served as a trusted advisor to many organizations, including the Isabel Allende Foundation, the Khaled Hosseini Foundation, Beyond Differences and the Nepal Youth Foundation. She is the Founder of Wise Giving, a philanthropic consulting practice, and was previously the Chief Development Officer for The Center for Investigative Reporting. Share is currently the Vice President of Strategic Relations at the Solutions Journalism Network.
“We are thrilled to have Elizabeth join us as we create a space for incarcerated writers and others who know the system from the inside out to take the power of journalism into their own hands, to learn the craft of journalistic storytelling and to share stories of life behind bars,” said Yukari Kane, Co-Founder of Prison Journalism Project.
Share will lend her considerable expertise to Prison Journalism Project’s growing and complementary advisory board, which comprises leading figures working across journalism, academia and the criminal legal system. The board of advisors is chaired by Bill Keller, the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project.
Prison Journalism Project was founded to unleash the enormous power of journalism to help incarcerated writers and those in communities affected by incarceration contribute their voices to the public conversation about justice and imprisonment in our society. Since its launch in Spring 2020, the organization has published nearly 900 stories from almost 350 writers in 33 states, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Prison Journalism Project Board of Advisors:
Bill Keller (Chairman of the Board of Advisors)
Founding Editor-in-chief, The Marshall Project
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Galaxy Gives
News Inside Founder and Director, The Marshall Project
Knight Chair in Race and Journalism, Howard University
Dean of the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, Penn State University
John J. Lennon
Investigative Journalist in Residence, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at City University of New York (CUNY)
Lt. Sam Robinson
Public Information Officer, San Quentin State Prison
Vice President of Strategic Relations, Solutions Journalism Network
Strategic Advisor, The Just Trust
Dean, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications