Lynette Clemetson is Director of Wallace House, home of the Knight-Wallace Fellowships for Journalists and the Livingston Awards at The University of Michigan. Prior to joining the university, she was Senior Director of Strategy and New Initiatives at NPR, guiding projects across broadcast, digital and events.
A reporter for several years, she was a domestic correspondent for The New York Times and a correspondent for Newsweek magazine, based in Hong Kong and Washington DC. She is founding managing editor of the website The Root, and served as Director of Digital Strategy at the Pew Center on the States. In her current work she is engaged in upholding press freedom and sustaining journalism across a variety of forms.