Managing director, editorial and operations
Michael Bolden is the incoming managing director, editorial and operations. For the past four years, he has served as the first editorial director for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, where he manages content strategy and production. Before joining Knight Foundation, Bolden worked at The Washington Post for 13 years, where he led the development and transportation reporting team and worked as an editor for The Washington Post Magazine, Style and Sunday Arts. He has also worked for the Miami Herald, the Northwest Florida Daily News and The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). Bolden was a fellow in the Maynard Media Academy’s entrepreneurial leadership program at Harvard University and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama. He is a longtime member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Press Club, NLGJA-the Association of LGBTQ Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists, and Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honorary.