Maria Ressa joins Reuters Institute's advisory board

MANILA, Philippines – Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa  was named one of the 8 new members of the Reuters Institute's Advisory Board.

"The individuals have worked at the highest level around the world in the fields of journalism, policy making, academia and business," Reuters Institute said as it announced the new advisory board members on Friday, September 20.

In naming Ressa as a new member of the board, the Reuters Institute said the Rappler CEO "has been lauded throughout the world for her journalism and for her part in supporting press freedom and tackling disinformation campaigns."

Aside from Ressa, the new members include:

Members of the advisory board "provide expert insights, and help develop valuable networks, to further the institute's research and fundraising activities," according to the Reuters Institute.

"All our research suggests that news media require a diversity – including a mix of journalistic instinct, editorial experience, and commercial, technological and strategic insight – to thrive today," Reuters Institute Director Rasmus Nielsen said.

"I'm proud to welcome 8 new members of our advisory board all of whom contribute to that diverse mix and all of whom have generously agreed to help support our mission of exploring the future of journalism worldwide."

According to its website, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is part of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, and affiliated with Green Templeton College. – Rappler.com