The Injustice Watch board of directors is delighted to announce the hiring of Sherry Skalko as its first full-time executive director.
Skalko is a digital news leader with a record of driving audience and revenue growth for news outlets and nonprofit organizations. She has a wealth of experience leveraging quality journalism and data to help news organizations adapt to the evolving media landscape. She will join Injustice Watch on Aug. 6.
“I’m honored to join the team at Injustice Watch,” Skalko said. “The work they do in exposing issues that obstruct justice and equality, as well as mentoring the next generation of young journalists, is critical to a functioning democracy.”
Previously, Skalko served as the director of the Amplify News Project at the Institute for Nonprofit News, of which Injustice Watch is a member, spending the last year helping INN’s Midwest members increase their reach and impact.
“Sherry has been a fount of great ideas to help us as an organization” said Rick Tulsky, who co-founded the organization and serves as co-editorial director. “We’re so lucky to have her join Injustice Watch.”
Rob Warden, the co-founder, called Skalko’s hiring a “great day” for the organization.
Skalko’s career spans more than 25 years in various editorial and leadership capacities at national, regional and local organizations, such as ESPN.com, AOL’s Patch, Tribune Interactive, The Chicago Reporter, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. She also worked for the Online News Association, the world’s largest nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists.
Thomas P. Sullivan, the board chair, said the board was “very impressed” with Skalko, and “considers her hiring an important step in building the organization.”
About Injustice Watch: Injustice Watch is a non-partisan, nonprofit news organization founded in 2015 by Rob Warden, former editor at the Chicago Daily News who went on to found Chicago Lawyer magazine, and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Rick Tulsky. It is the natural successor to Tulsky’s work at Northwestern University’s Medill Watchdog program and Warden’s direction of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law, which Warden also co-founded. For more information about Injustice Watch, visit InjusticeWatch.org.