Aly Colón will become the next John S. and James L. Knight Chair in Media Ethics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., on July 1, 2014.
Most recently serving as Director of Standards and Practices at NBC News.
Aly Colón, serves as a writing, ethics and diversity consultant. He has conducted training in more than 50 newsrooms as well as for journalism organizations. His journalism experience spans more than 20 years as a reporter, writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and online sites. He taught for a decade at the Poynter Institute where he headed the Reporting, Writing & Editing Group, edited the Best Newspaper Writing book and the Poynter Report. He also supervised the Institute’s ethics and diversity programs. Aly, a Poynter Fellow in Ethics and Diversity, currently consults on Poynter journalism projects and serves as a NewsU instructor for “Becoming a More Effective Reporter: Telling Untold Stories.” He spent a year as Knight-Bagehot Fellow studying at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and Graduate School of Business. He toured Germany on a Robert Bosch Study Fellowship and an Atlantic-Brüke Foundation Fellowship. He received his master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University.