CNTI believes in

CNTI believes in

The Center for News, Technology & Innovation (CNTI), an independent global policy research center, seeks to encourage independent, sustainable media, maintain an open internet and foster informed public policy conversations.

An independent press and an open internet must be at the center of conversations because they are critical to the future of functioning, free societies. These conversations need to be global in scope and grounded in research, evidence and critical thinking.

CNTI does not presume to have all the answers; we offer a path to find them. CNTI presents each issue area as a series of critical questions. We then assess the current state of the issue, conduct original and collaborative research and convene cross-industry thought leaders in journalism, technology, research and policy to have evidence-based discussions.



Accountable Solutions

At CNTI’s foundation is a broad array of independent, multi-disciplinary experts in news, technology, public policy and research who care deeply about addressing these issues and worry about the consequences if we don’t. We believe independent media and an open internet lead to better informed citizens. We believe they reinforce the democratic principles of open societies. Where there are challenges, we believe in tackling such challenges together, with respect for each other’s expertise, varied perspectives and honest differences. See our current board members and advisors from around the world.

Media and technology-related policy in one country can have an impact in many others. CNTI, therefore, believes in assessing internet policy from a global perspective. The most intense pressure points of any issue vary across countries and change over time, but debates about policies in one country must consider the impact of those policies in other countries. See our Aggregated Country Data and Issue Primers noting legislative activity around the world.

CNTI recognizes the breadth, interconnectedness and complexity of the issues we face in our digital information environment. CNTI embraces a comprehensive approach to the key challenges facing an independent press and an open internet. Learn more about CNTI’s issues.

  • Amy Mitchell

    Amy Mitchell

    CNTI Executive Director

    is the founding Executive Director of the Center for News, Technology & Innovation.

  • Craig Forman

    Craig Forman

    CNTI Executive Chair

    is managing general partner at NextNews Ventures and past CEO at The McClatchy Co.

Charlie Beckett, Professor/Founding Director, Polis, London School of Economics

Francisco Brito Cruz, Executive Director, InternetLab

Anna Bulakh, Head of Ethics and Partnerships, Respeecher

Janet Coats, Managing Director, Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology, University of Florida

Chris Collins, Chief Product & Technology Officer – News, Bloomberg

Hal Crawford, Chief News Officer, MediaWorks NZ

Renée Cummings, Data Activist in Residence, University of Virginia

Sue Gardner, Former Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation

Anton Harber, Executive Director, Campaign for Free Expression; Adjunct Professor, Wits Journalism Centre

Jeff Jarvis, Director, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism (CUNY)

Tanit Koch, Journalist/Co-Owner, The New European; Former Editor-in-Chief, BILD, RTL; Former Managing Director, ntv

Amy Kovac-Ashley, Executive Director, Tiny News Collective

Irene Jay Liu, Regional Director, Asia & the Pacific, International Fund for Public Interest Media

Gaven Morris, Managing Director, Bastion Transform

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford

Dapo Olorunyomi, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Premium Times

John Paton, Chair/Co-Founder, IVA Ventures

Norman Pearlstine, Former Editor-in-Chief, LA Times, Time Inc., Wall Street Journal

Adam Clayton Powell, III, Executive Director, USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative

Rana Sabbagh, Senior Editor, Middle East/North Africa, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Vivian Schiller, Executive Director, Aspen Digital, Aspen Institute

Felix Simon, Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute

Alexander Stubb, President of Finland; Former European Information and Media Fund, ex officio

Richard Tofel, Principal, Gallatin Advisory; Former President, ProPublica

Siddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor, The Wire

Francisco Torres Vázquez, Executive Vice President, Organización Editorial Mexicana

Steve Waldman, Founder/President, Rebuild Local News

David Walmsley, Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail

Ethan Zuckerman, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst