Pam Maples is one of two managing directors. She leads the fellowship selection process, manages on-campus collaborations and advises fellows.
Maples has extensive experience leading innovation in newsrooms. She has advised several early-stage news nonprofits. Before joining JSK, she was managing editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch/STLToday.com, where she led the staff to national recognition for digital storytelling — including a finalist citation for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. She also was vice president of editorial at Newsy, a video news startup.
Maples previously worked for several years at The Dallas Morning News in various leadership roles, including as editor of investigations, her first and enduring journalistic love. She was part of a Morning News team that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their series documenting the global epidemic of violence against women. Maples began her career as a beat reporter covering courts, local and state government and politics for newspapers in Missouri, New Mexico and Colorado.
She has served as a Pulitzer juror and in volunteer roles in several professional organizations. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Maples was a JSK Fellow in 2005-06.