DocumentCloud is pleased today to welcome five media and technology professionals to its group of advisers. The expanded group, which includes two of the platformâ€™s founders, will help guide DocumentCloud as it develops new offerings and plans for sustainability.
DocumentCloud, which is a service of Investigative Reporters and Editors, serves thousands of journalists worldwide with tools for organizing, researching, annotating and publishing documents gathered while reporting. The expanded advisory group is one of several efforts under way as part of a 2014 Knight Foundation grant that is enabling DocumentCloud to add staff, improve the platformâ€™s efficiency, and implement new features.
The advisers will help the team weigh questions related to technology, market opportunities, product development and revenue models.
“We’re excited to have a strong group of experts who are willing to share their expertise with us,” said Mark Horvit, executive director of IRE. “Their guidance will play a key role in helping us chart the future of DocumentCloud.”
The DocumentCloud advisers includes:
Penelope (Penny) Muse Abernathy, the Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the University of North Carolina and a journalism professional with more than 30 years of experience as a reporter, editor and media executive. @businessofnews
Matthew de Ganon, Senior Vice President of Product Management & Commerce at Softcard, the mobile wallet joint venture of AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. @deganon
Eric Gundersen, CEO of Mapbox, a leading provider of custom online mapping solutions. @ericg
Jacqueline Kazil, an Innovation Specialist working on cross-agency platforms for the federal government. @JackieKazil
Scott Klein, an assistant managing editor at ProPublica and a co-founder of DocumentCloud. @kleinmatic
T. Christian Miller, a member of the Investigative Reporters and Editors board of directors, is a senior reporter at ProPublica, which he joined in 2008. @txiatianmiller
Aron Pilhofer, Executive Editor of Digital at The Guardian and a co-founder of DocumentCloud. @pilhofer
Biographies of the advisers are available on our staff page.