Anne Godlasky

  • President
  • National Press Foundation

Anne Godlasky is the president of the National Press Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing free training to journalists around the world. At NPF, Anne works to create fellowships that will help journalists understand the most pressing issues of the day, from AI to democratic threats, from criminal justice to rare disease research. Out of dozens of trainings, two groups of fellows meet monthly for a year, the Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship (in its 35th year) and the Widening the Pipeline Fellowship for journalists of color, which is currently accepting applications for its 2024 class. Anne is also proud that NPF's awards recognize the best in journalism through monetary prizes for exemplary coverage of mental health, climate, local impact of federal policies and other important issues.

Prior to joining the National Press Foundation, Anne worked at USA Today for 16 years, starting on the homepage and breaking news teams and growing into producer and editor roles on the health, social media, investigative, national news and politics teams. Her most recent role in the newsroom focused on in-depth enterprise related to the Departments of Justice, Defense and State as well as international affairs. Anne helped lead the newsroom’s digital transformation and formed an innovation team. She also received a National Headliner Award for her work on the “Surviving Suicide” series and was a member of Poynter’s 2018 Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. In 2019-2020 Anne attended Harvard University as a Nieman Foundation for Journalism Fellow, studying the mental health effects of media consumption and the growing problem of news avoidance.