Arlene Notoro Morgan is the associate dean of prizes and programs at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she also directs annual "Let's Do It Better!" Workshop on Journalism, Race and Ethnicity. She is co-editor of The Authentic Voice: The Best Reporting on Race and Ethnicity, a textbook/DVD/website project that grew out of the Let’s Do It Better! program.
Morgan joined the Columbia staff in August 2000 after a 31-year career at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she served as an assistant managing editor for readership, hiring and staff development. In addition to her work on issues related to covering and hiring for diversity, Morgan developed an expertise in newspaper credibility when she served as The Inquirer's liaison to the American Society of Newspaper Editors' Credibility project.
She conducts workshops on credibility issues, newspaper management and diversity for news organizations around the country. She is the founding director of the Punch Sulzberger News Management Leadership program, a media management program established through a $4 million gift from the Sulzberger sisters to honor their brother who led The New York Times through significant changes during his tenure as publisher.
In 1995, Morgan was honored with the first Knight Ridder Excellence in Diversity Award for her work to diversify The Inquirer's staff and for her leadership in fostering a diverse content and workforce throughout Knight Ridder newspapers, then the corporate owner of The Inquirer. A graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, was a fellow in 1996-1997 at the Freedom Forum's Media Studies Center in 1996-97, where she started work on the concept for the race workshop and text book project.