Doug Mitchell

As a producer/director at NPR in Washington D.C., Doug created and ran professional development opportunities for college students. Launching in 2000, funded by but external to NPR, was the program "next generation radio." Doug assembled teams of professional multimedia journalists for on-site, hands-on reporting projects. He found partners among journalism schools, NPR member stations and media associations to find, develop, train and place young people and early career professionals into public media. Internally and following the lead of NPR's intern class of 1999, he developed "Intern Edition." Doug continues to grow his career as today he’s co-director of a start-up camp funded by The Ford Foundation to develop media professionals of color into tomorrow's business Founders and CEO’s. He’s a member of two Boards, is an adjunct Instructor, hiring and staffing advisor and part of the Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Commission's "Senior Specialist" Program.