Anita Zielina

director strategic initiatives Craig Newmark J-School CUNY

Anita Zielina is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at CUNY’s Newmark J-School in New York City, where her team is responsible for all executive, entrepreneurial and professional development programs. She is the board chair of the News Product Alliance (NPA), and a member of the board of the Online News Association (ONA) and the Austrian Public Broadcaster (ORF).

She brings experience as a senior executive charged with driving digital transformation in several media organizations. The latest was Switzerland’s NZZ Media group, where she was Chief Product Officer and part of the executive management board. Before that, Zielina was deputy editor-in-chief at Stern, the German news weekly, and at Der Standard, a newspaper in Vienna, Austria. She received an executive MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and a Master in Law from Vienna University, Austria. Zielina is an alumna of the JSK fellowship at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California and a former fellow at the Reuters Institute at Oxford University, UK.

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