Diana Mitsu Klos

Student Press Law Center Director of Engagement

 Diana is a former executive director of the National Scholastic Press Association/Associated Collegiate Press, as well as a longtime staff member with the American Society of News Editors, where her portfolio included running the ASNE’s journalism-education programming. As executive director of the NSPA/ACP from 2013-16, Klos oversaw eight national high school and collegiate conventions annually, plus several other training and recognition programs. While with ASNE from 1996-2012, Klos launched the High School Journalism Initiative. With support from the Knight and Reynolds foundations, the initiative included a two-week training program for more than 2,300 media advisers; the first, free national website hosting service for student publications; an educational website and a national online advertising network. Klos grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., graduated from the City College of New York, and started her career as a reporter, city editor and managing editor for news organizations in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. Contact Diana.

Shine Cho

Active Voice Community Builder

Shine was part of the inaugural class of the Active Voice fellowship in 2016-17 and created a project in San Diego connecting female high school students to local professional journalists. Her fellowship project’s mission was to provide journalism resources and education to students in low-income neighborhoods. She is a junior at the University of California, San Diego and works as the managing editor of The Triton, an online-news source she helped build in her first two years in college. Her love of journalism comes from an obsession for current events and political cartoons. She has contributed to inewsource, an investigative reporting agency in San Diego and previously interned with the investigative unit of CBS News in Los Angeles. She hopes to pursue law school after graduating college and learn about media, intellectual property, and immigration law. Contact Shine.

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