ADVISORS: Taking a lead in the giraffe search

Anyone can recommend the work of an individual for media giraffe  spotlighting. The following individuals (listed alphabetically) are among a rotating group of advisors helping to refine giraffe attributes.  They serve as lead scouts in the giraffe hunt.

Peter K. Bhatia, executive editor, The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.); past-president, American Society of Newspapers Editors.

Niko Chauls, managing editor, MSN Video, former multimedia editor at AOL/Time Warner,,, GazetteNet.

Jonathan Dube, editorial director, CBC.CA website, former managing producer, MSNBC.COM, reporter, Charlotte Observer.

Dan Gillmor, founder Grass Roots Media, Inc., former high-tech columnist, San Jose Mercury-News. Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, and University of California-Berkeley.

John A. Graham, president, The Giraffe Heros Project of Whidbey Island, Wash. U.S. diplomat for 15 years in Libya, Viet Nam, NATO, advisor to U.S. Sen. John Glenn; author of book, "Outdoor Leadership." Veteran mountain climber.

Ellen Hume, senior research fellow, Univ. of Mass.-Boston; former White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and former executive director, Shorenstein Center at Harvard University's JFK School.

Dorothy Kidd, assistant professor, media studies, University of San Francisco.

Larry Kramer, CEO, digital media, CBS-Viacom, founder of MarketWatch, former senior editor roles at both the San Francisco Examiner and Washington Post.

Mary Mazzio, independent filmmaker and former attorney, Luce Fellow, directed/produced A Hero for Daisy, Lemonade Stories and Apple Pie.

Nick McBride, professor of journalism, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Sarah J. McCarthey, professor of Language and Literacy, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Former owner of Salt Lake Tribune.

Heath Meriwether, retired publisher, Detroit Free Press; former executive editor of The Miami Herald and board member, American Press Institute.

Andrew Nachison, director, The Media Center at the American Press Institute.

Mari Castaneda Paredes, associate professor, Dept. of Communication, University of Mass. Amherst; specialist in political economy of broadcasting.

Jan Schaffer, director, J-Lab, Institute for Interactive Journalism and the New Voices Project, Univ. of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Norm Sims, journalism professor, UMass-Amherst, former UPI reporter; expert on literary journalism.

Janine Warner, author, speaker, journalist, multimedia program manager, Western Knight Center; consultant to Spanish-speaking media.

George White, assistant director, Center for Communications and Community, Univ. of California, Los Angeles.  Former Los Angles Times reporter.