Kaitlyn Jakola selected as member of Poynter and The Washington Post's 2019 Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

Insider Inc.’s assistant managing editor Kaitlyn Jakola has been selected as a member of Poynter and The Washington Post’s fourth annual Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media.

At Insider Inc., Kaitlyn oversees newsroom education, helps find and retain top editorial talent, and works closely with the distribution team as a management liaison at Insider Inc. She also runs the Insider Fellowship Program, which hires early career journalists to spend six months doing hands-on work in fast-paced digital newsroom. Previously, Kaitlyn was copy chief at Mic. She attended Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

She’s one of 30 journalists who will travel to Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida this October for six days of intensive training about the importance of newsroom diversity, breaking down silos, ethical decision-making, navigating conflict, and much more. The Diversity Academy is led by Carla Broyles, senior editor for recruiting and training at The Washington Post and Sharif Durhams, senior editor at CNN Digital.

Learn more about the Diversity Academy and see the full roster of 2019 members at Poynter.org.