Jane is the director of accountability journalism at the American Press Institute. She joined API in 2014, arriving from the Washington Post where she was deputy Metro editor/digital. She also has been an editor and reporter at four other metropolitan newspapers including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Virginian-Pilot; and has taught journalism at Old Dominion University, the University of Pittsburgh and Point Park University.
She holds a master’s degree in mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University, and was a 2017 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard. With the Poynter Institute, she publishes a weekly newsletter on accountability journalism.
In her spare time, she writes “News from a Friend,” a daily newsletter for non-journalists that’s designed to showcase and explain the day’s top stories from the most reliable news sources.