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Advisory Board

What is an Advisory Board and Why Does Your Business Need One?

An advisory board is a group of external experts who provide advice and guidance to a company’s management team. These advisors bring a range of perspectives and expertise to the table, and can help a business navigate challenges, identify opportunities, and make strategic decisions.

Advisory boards are different from a company’s board of directors, which has legal responsibilities and fiduciary duties to shareholders. Advisory boards do not have legal authority, but they can provide valuable insights and recommendations to help a company succeed.

So why does your business need an advisory board? Here are a few reasons:

  1. Fresh perspectives: An advisory board can bring fresh perspectives and new ideas to your business. By tapping into the expertise of individuals outside of your organization, you can gain insights that you might not otherwise have access to.
  2. Industry knowledge: Advisory board members can bring industry-specific knowledge and experience to your company. This can be particularly valuable if you are entering a new market or trying to stay ahead of industry trends.
  3. Strategic planning: An advisory board can help your company with strategic planning and decision-making. By providing input and advice, advisory board members can help you identify new opportunities and avoid potential pitfalls.
  4. Networking: Advisory board members can also help you connect with other experts and potential customers in your industry. This can be particularly useful if you are looking to expand your business or build new partnerships.

When selecting members for your advisory board, it’s important to choose individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise. You want to make sure that the advisors you bring on board can provide valuable insights and recommendations, and that they are aligned with your company’s goals and values.

Overall, an advisory board can be an invaluable resource for your business. By tapping into the expertise and insights of external advisors, you can gain a competitive advantage and position your company for long-term success.

IRP Advisory Board

Jill Abramson, creative writing professor at Harvard

Raney Aronson-Rath, executive producer for PBS FRONTLINE

Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University

Tom Bettag, executive producer for ABC News Nightline with Ted Koppel

Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism and Sacrifice

Anthony De Rosa, digital production manager for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Liz Heron, executive editor of The Huffington Post

Lonnie Isabel, associate professor and director of the International Reporting Program at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Kevin Klose, professor and former dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at University of Maryland

Nicholas D. Kristof, columnist at The New York Times

Chuck Lewis, executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University’s School of Communication

Douglas McGray, co-founder and editor-in-chief of California Sunday and Pop-Up Magazine

Matt O’Neill, filmmaker and producer with Downtown Community Television (DCTV)

Andrew Pergam, director of video at McClatchy

Adam Clayton Powell III, director of Washington Policy Initiatives at University of Southern California

Evan Ratliff, co-founder, CEO and editor of The Atavist

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Rebecca Schneider
Rebecca Schneider
Rebecca Schneider ist eine renommierte Expertin im Bereich des Journalismus. Mit ihrem umfangreichen Wissen und ihrer jahrelangen Erfahrung hat sie bereits zahlreiche Texte verfasst und ist für ihre hohe Qualität und Professionalität bekannt. Dank ihrer Expertise und ihrem Engagement für den Journalismus ist sie eine der gefragtesten Autorinnen in der Branche und hat einen hohen Bekanntheitsgrad erreicht.
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