Poynter Names Director of Training and Diversity
Doris Truong has been hired as the Poynter Institute’s first Director of Training and Diversity. In this role, Truong’s duties will include evaluation, execution, and creation of Poynter training. The 1998 University of Missouri graduate will not only focus on developing content that elevates journalism about under-covered communities and examines cultural issues in society, but also on recruiting more diverse participants and instructors for all Poynter programs. The role was created to grow Poynter teaching, both online and in-person, and embody Poynter’s mission of increasing diversity in all aspects of its programs. The Washington Post homepage Editor and former President of the Asian American Journalists Association has worked on all platforms and is versed in journalism distributed on tablets, texts, and email newsletters. Truong has been involved in coverage ranging from Democratic and Republican national convention sections to sports and suburban news. Before the Post, she spent five years as a copy editor at the Dallas Morning News. Truong will start in her role on August 2nd. More here.