Mizell Stewart III is senior director of talent, partnerships and news strategy for Gannett and the USA TODAY Network. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and the founder of Emerging Leaders LLC, a leadership development consulting firm focused on mid-career professionals.
His prior roles include chief content officer of Journal Media Group, vice president / content for the newspaper division of the E.W. Scripps Company and editor of the Akron Beacon Journal, Evansville Courier & Press and Tallahassee Democrat.
A four-time Pulitzer Prize juror, Stewart helped lead the team at The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss., to a 2006 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal in Public Service for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He is a past president of the American Society of News Editors and current president of the American Society of News Editors Foundation.
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