As president and CEO of Internews, Jeanne leads the organization’s strategic management and its programs in more than 100 countries. Under her leadership, Internews has fostered independent media sectors in countries such as Jordan and South Sudan and provided lifesaving information to people during crises in Ukraine, Myanmar, and Afghanistan. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeanne led Internews’s Rapid Response Fund to help local media partners access emergency funding and continue operating in dire economic conditions. An expert on issues of media for democracy, misinformation/disinformation, women’s media leadership, information technology, and participatory community development, Jeanne has spoken at venues such as the Skoll World Forum, the Global Philanthropy Forum, and the World Economic Forum in Davos.
I am most excited to work on projects that… involve solving global problems through information and technology.
I am looking for partners who can help me… think about new issues and areas where news and information can do more good in the world.
A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… during rapid-onset crises, such as the coup in Myanmar or the war in Ukraine, when we see the direct impact of information saving lives.
Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… include new approaches to combating misinformation and disinformation.