Leadership

Who We Are

Founded in 2007 as a project of the Tides Center, Project Word is directed by Laird Townsend, an Associated Press–trained newsman and former features editor at Orion magazine with extensive experience in developmental editing, nonprofit management, and journalism education. Townsend works with a range of journalists associations and desk editors nationwide. He also works with and is advised by a loose network of auxiliary at-large editors.
Learn more about Laird Townsend.