PRINCETON, N.J. — David Cho, editor in chief of Barron’s, and Eric Mandrackie, senior vice president of finance and global controller at Dow Jones & Co., have been elected to the board of directors of the Dow Jones News Fund.
Cho is a Dow Jones News Fund alumnus with more than 20 years of experience in business journalism. Previously he served as business editor at The Washington Post, which won four Gerald Loeb awards during his tenure. He also was an editor on the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for a series of stories that revealed the extent of government surveillance through documents obtained by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Cho attended the News Fund’s editing program at Temple University with Dr. Edward Trayes, followed by an internship at The New York Times in 1997.
Mandrackie is responsible for leading Dow Jones’ accounting and financial systems and coordinating reviews with the company’s external auditors. Prior to his position as senior vice president, he was a finance director responsible for the management of corporate budgets. He serves on the board of directors of the Dow Jones Foundation and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
“We were unanimous in our decision to welcome Dave and Eric to the board,” said Dow Jones News Fund Board President Brent Jones. “Both are respected, forward-thinking leaders whose experiences complement existing talents among our directors. We’re looking forward to their contributions as we advance our mission to promote and support successful careers in journalism.”
“The Dow Jones News Fund helped launch my career,” said Cho. “I’m honored to be joining the board of an organization that has played a pivotal role in the careers of so many journalists.”
“I am honored to be joining the Dow Jones News Fund’s board,” said Mandrackie. “As a long-time employee of Dow Jones & Co, I understand the value and importance of a free, strong and fair press. I look forward to supporting the board’s mission in guiding the next generation of journalists.”
In addition to Jones, who is senior vice president of training, culture and community at Dow Jones and editor of culture, training and outreach at The Wall Street Journal, the other Dow Jones News Fund board directors are: LaSharah S. Bunting, CEO and executive director, Online News Association; Thomas E. Engleman, former executive director, Dow Jones News Fund; Garry D. Howard, director of corporate initiatives, American City Business Journals; Almar Latour, chief executive officer of Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal; Susan Leath, president and founder, Leath Consultant Group, LLC.; Diana Mitsu Klos, senior advisor, Brechner Center for Freedom of Information; Maribel Perez Wadsworth, former president, Gannett Media; Karen Miller Pensiero, former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal; Paul Schmidt, former senior vice president, News America Marketing (now Neptune Retail Solutions); and Dr. Rusty Todd, professor emeritus, University of Texas at Austin.