SHAWN MCINTOSH, editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, sits down for a talk about the AJCs investigation into cheating in Atlanta public schools and their use of open government to break open the investigation.
McIntosh is responsible for helping keep the newsroom’s radical reorganization on track, helping create a nimble and innovative culture and providing tools, training and change leadership to move the newsroom to a brighter future. She has spent a career in investigative and enterprise journalism, leading projects at USA TODAY, the Dallas Morning News and Atlanta. She served on the board of Investigative Reporters and Editors for more than a decade and was president for two years. Prior to moving to Atlanta, five years ago, McIntosh was the top editor of The Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi’s largest newspaper.
—From the Knight Digital Media Center’s website