International Jury

Lorraine Branham, Dean, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
Before joining Syracuse, Lorraine Branham was director of the School of Journalism and G.B. Dealey Regents Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She joined the UT faculty in 2002 after a 25-year career as a newspaper editor, editorial writer and reporter. She was previously the assistant to the publisher of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and senior vice president and executive editor of the Tallahassee Democrat, and held several positions at the Philadelphia Inquirer, including associate managing editor for features. Branham twice served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prize journalism awards, the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Journalism and the Scripps National Journalism Awards.

James Graff, News Editor, World Desk, The Wall Street Journal
James Graff spent most of his previous career with TIME, where he worked as bureau chief in Ottawa, Vienna, Chicago, Brussels, and Paris, and as a senior editor in London. In 2009, he moved to New York to be world editor at AOL News.
Sylvie Kauffmann (Chair), Editorial Director and Columnist, Le Monde; Contributing Opinion Writer, The International New York Times
Sylvie Kauffmann was Le Monde's first female editor-in-chief in 2010-2011. She joined the paper in 1987 as Moscow correspondent. From 1988 to 1993, she covered, as Eastern and Central Europe correspondent, the collapse of the Soviet empire and the transition of new European democracies to market economy. She then moved to the United States, first as Washington correspondent and then, from 1996 to 2001, as New York Bureau Chief. She then headed the in-depth reporting section of Le Monde. From 2006 to 2009, she was a senior writer on Asia, based in Singapore.

Nordine Nabili, Executive Editor, the Bondy Blog 
Nordine Nabili is the executive editor of the Bondy Blog, a pioneer blog for participatory journalism in French banlieues. As a former journalist at Radio France Internationale (RFI) and Reuters, Nordine Nabili has worked as director of the ESJ Bondy, the Lille graduate school of journalism’s branch in the northern suburbs of Paris since September 2009. 

Mirta Ojito, Director, News Standards, Telemundo network 
A newspaper reporter since 1987, Mirta Ojito has worked for The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, and, from 1996 to 2002, for The New York Times, where she covered immigration, among other beats, for the Metro Desk. Throughout her career she has received numerous awards, including the American Society of Newspaper Editor's writing award for best foreign reporting in 1999 for a series of articles about life in Cuba, and a shared Pulitzer for national reporting in 2001 for a New York Times series of articles about race in America.

Michael Oreskes, Vice President and Senior Managing Editor, the Associated Press
Michael Oreskes supervises the news cooperative's daily all-format and global report. He came to the AP from the International Herald Tribune in Paris, France where he was executive editor. He spent 27 years with The New York Times Co. He began in 1981 as reporter, covering local, state and national politics; he was later appointed Metro editor, Washington bureau chief and deputy managing editor. Before coming to The Times, Mike worked for the New York Daily News, where he was a general assignment reporter, City Hall bureau chief, and also covered education, Albany and the labor beat. He is co-author of The Genius of America: How The Constitution Saved our Country and Why it Can Again (Bloomsbury).

Doug Price, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rocky Mountain PBS
Before joining Rocky Mountain PBS, Doug Price had a successful career in banking with FirstBank Holding Company of Colorado.


  John Yearwood, World Editor, The Miami Herald
John Yearwood, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, is World Editor of The Miami Herald, a position he has held since 2003. In addition, he serves as North American Chairman for the Vienna-based International Press Institute. Previously, he served as National/International Editor and Assistant City Editor for Government and Politics with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Before joining the Star-Telegram in 1999, Yearwood spent two years in the Caribbean as founding publisher/editor of IBIS, a general lifestyle magazine.  He was also a senior writer at The Dallas Morning News, where he reported from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. He has served on the boards of the National Association of Black Journalists UNITY: Journalists of Color.