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September 12, 2023 — Prison Journalism Project (PJP), a national initiative that trains incarcerated writers to be journalists and publishes their stories, today announced that it has appointed award-winning journalist and media executive Louise Story to its Board of Directors.

For more than 20 years, Story has worked across the news business in journalism, strategy and technology roles. As chief strategist, chief product officer and chief technology officer for The Wall Street Journal, Story spearheaded the newspaper’s digital transformation efforts. This followed her tenure at The New York Times, where she led over 300 journalists in the live broadcast unit and co-authored the organization’s digital transformation plans.

Story began her career as an investigative journalist at the Times, serving as a lead reporter covering the 2008 financial crisis before joining the newsroom’s investigations unit. Her work led to several large-scale Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission cases, as well as significant regulatory reform at the national and state level. A three-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Awards, she has also contributed to teams that earned the Silver Barlett & Steele award and were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service and Emmy Awards.

As a filmmaker, Story wrote and produced “The Kleptocrats,” a feature-length documentary about the 1MDB corruption scandal. In addition, she is the co-author of a forthcoming book about the wealth gap between Black and white Americans, to be published by HarperCollins in 2024. Story has taught graduate-level courses at the Yale School of Management and the Columbia School of Journalism, where she holds M.B.A. and M.S. degrees, respectively.

Story’s depth and breadth of expertise in the news industry, including leadership on projects related to matters of equity and justice, will serve as a valuable addition to PJP’s Board of Directors, which includes prominent figures across journalism, academia and the criminal legal system.

To see PJP’s complete Board of Directors, click here.

About Prison Journalism Project

Prison Journalism Project is a national, independent, nonpartisan initiative that trains incarcerated writers in the tools of journalism and helps them reach an outside audience via their own publication as well as through partnerships with mainstream media organizations.


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