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The Freedom Forum
The Freedom Forum "was established in 1991 under the direction of Founder Allen H. Neuharth as successor to a foundation started in 1935 by newspaper publisher Frank E. Gannett. The Freedom Forum is not affiliated with Gannett Co. Its work is supported by income from an endowment of diversified assets." The Freedom Forum "is a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. The foundation focuses on three priorities: the Newseum, the First Amendment and newsroom diversity." 
Total assets of more than $1 billion and it distributes around $50 million a year. 
"Current International Program Examples: Organizing international forums on global media issues. Developing and managing a network of news and journalism libraries in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Administering programs that bring international journalists to the USA for study and internships. Training international journalists through partnerships with other media organizations."
In 1997, the Freedom Forum funded the creation of the Newseum.
- Charles L. Overby, chairman, chief executive officer and president Brentwood, Tenn., Former newspaper editor and former vice president/news, Gannett Co.
- Howard Baker - Huntsville, Tenn., Lawyer; former U.S. Senate majority leader, presidential chief of staff and U.S. ambassador to Japan
- Bernard B. Brody, M.D. - Rochester, N.Y., Former senior vice president for medical affairs, Genesee Hospital
- Gen. Harry W. Brooks Jr. - Las Vegas, Chairman, Brooks International
- Tom Daschle - Washington, D.C., Special policy adviser, Alston & Bird; former U.S. Senate majority leader
- John E. Heselden - Towson, Md., Former deputy chairman, Gannett Co.
- Madelyn P. Jennings - Falls Church, Va., Former senior vice president/personnel, Gannett Co.
- Malcolm R. Kirschenbaum - Cocoa Beach, Fla., Lawyer and civic leader
- Bette Bao Lord - New York City, Author
- Wilma Mankiller - Stilwell, Okla., Former principal chief of the Cherokee Nation
- Jan Neuharth - Middleburg, Va., President, Paper Chase Farms
- H. Wilbert Norton Jr. - Lincoln, Neb., Dean, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska
- Kenneth A. Paulson - Arlington, Va., Editor of USA TODAY
- Peter S. Prichard - Chincoteague, Va., President, Newseum, and former editor of USA TODAY
- Orage Quarles III - Raleigh, N. C., President and publisher, The News & Observer
- Mark Trahant - Bainbridge Island, Wash., Editorial page editor, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- Judy C. Woodruff - Washington, D.C., Journalist, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
- Founder - Allen H. Neuharth - Cocoa Beach, Fla., Founder of the Freedom Forum and Newseum; founder of USA TODAY and former chairman and chief executive officer, Gannett Co.
Related SourceWatch Resources
- Russ Baker, "Cracks in a Foundation: The Freedom Forum Narrows its Vision", Columbia Journalism Review, 2002.