Jason Alcorn is vice president for learning and impact at the American Journalism Project, the first venture philanthropy focused on local news. He leads organization-wide knowledge management in support of the organization’s mission and programs. As the American Journalism Project’s first hire, he oversaw its launch and first 18 months of operations. He previously was project director for NewsMatch, an annual matching gift and capacity building campaign that helped to raise more than $250 million for nonprofit news organizations in three years. He has worked as a strategic consultant for nonprofit news organizations and philanthropic foundations and helped to develop the Institute for Nonprofit News Emerging Leaders Council. Jason also an award-winning journalist who served as associate director of Seattle-based nonprofit news organization InvestigateWest from 2011 to 2016. Jason has a M.S. in Journalism and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, with a focus on media and public policy.


I am available to write and speak about nonprofit journalism, leadership in the news business, and equity in journalism and philanthropy. I also like to daydream about these things over a good stout and a soccer game. Talk to me at