Opening Session

Opening Session

Monday, January 28, 2019 – 11:00 AM

The Opening Session will kick off the official start to NEWEA’s 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibit.  This session is open to all registered conference attendees and typically draws about 500 attendees.

Charles Sennott

Charles Sennott

Charles Sennott is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Editor of The GroundTruth Project, a nonprofit and nonpartisan news organization committed to mentoring and supporting the development of journalists. GroundTruth’s team reports on social justice issues across America and around the world, such as human rights, global health, and the environment.

Throughout his 30 years in international, national, and local reporting, Charles has covered regional issues, such as courts and municipal government, and international concerns, including post 9/11 conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition to starting GroundTruth in 2014, Charles launched Report for America, GroundTruth’s local reporting initiative, in 2017 and co-founded GlobalPost, an international news website.

Prior to establishing GroundTruth, he worked as a reporter at The New York Daily News and The Boston Globe, where he became Bureau Chief for the Middle East and Europe. Sennott also has worked as a correspondent for PBS FRONTLINE and PBS NewsHour and contributed news analysis to BBC, CNN, NPR, and MSNBC, among others. He earned a Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

All registered attendees are invited to attend.