Congratulations to Lauchlin Fields on being named to the 2020 Emerging Leaders Council. Launched in 2017 by the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN), the Emerging Leaders Council is an initiative to identify and support leaders who will advance the nonprofit news sector throughout the next decade. Lauchlin is one of 11 newsroom leaders from across the nation to be named as a 2020 member. 

“As Web & Engagement Editor, Lauchlin touches every aspect of our newsroom and reader experience,” said Mary Margaret White, Mississippi Today CEO. “She leads collaboration between departments and brings an eye for innovation and entrepreneurship to our brand. Lauchlin has been recognized throughout the industry for the ways she has broken down newsroom silos to grow audiences and align mission with the information needs of our readers. She is a true innovator and we are proud to call her one of our own.” 

This year’s Council includes leaders from publications both large and small, established and emerging, all united by skill, a spirit of innovation and a powerful commitment to nonprofit news. The cohort will collaborate and receive coaching on topics including major gifts, innovative audience-building strategies, building diverse and dynamic teams and leadership best practices.

“Building leadership capacity is fundamental to the growth and sustainability of nonprofit news and to the service individual outlets bring to their communities,” said Fran Scarlett, INN’s Chief Knowledge Officer.

Members of the 2020 cohort were nominated by their organization’s leadership and selected from an outstanding field of nominees to join INN’s third Emerging Leaders Council.