Noreen Gillespie

journalism director Democracy Forward Microsoft

Noreen Gillespie is the journalism director in Microsoft’s Democracy Forward program, which seeks to preserve, protect and advance democratic ideals. She oversees partnerships and collaborations that help restore trust, reduce risk and rebuild capacity for news organizations to thrive and contribute to healthy information ecosystems. She is a veteran newsroom manager, and spent more than two decades managing breaking news at The Associated Press, where she directed sports, U.S. news, and global business coverage and worked on ways the organization could support local news organizations.

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