Michael Bolden is the managing director, communications. For the past four years, he served as the first editorial director for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 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. He serves on the board of directors of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charity that supports a free press and the educational mission of the Society of Professional Journalists.