Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics, Washington and Lee University

Colón has a long background in news and journalism ethics, most recently serving as director of standards and practices at NBC News. He was assigned to Telemundo Network News, the second-largest Spanish-language network in the United States, and was responsible for applying ethical decision-making to the news operation, providing ethics training to reporters and producers, and reviewing scripts, video and digital news coverage.

Colón is a former ethics group leader at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he taught and oversaw ethics training for young and mid-career journalists. He has also consulted for and trained journalists in numerous newsrooms throughout the United States, and served as a diversity coach and consultant for Public Radio International, the American Society of News Editors and several other organizations.

Experience

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    Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics, Washington and Lee University