Elizabeth Green


Elizabeth Green is the CEO and co-founder of Chalkbeat. She is also the cofounder of the American Journalism Project, the first venture philanthropy firm dedicated to local news. Elizabeth’s book Building a Better Teacher was a New York Times bestseller and notable book of 2014. She has also written about education issues for The New York Times Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and other publications. Elizabeth has been a Spencer Fellow in education journalism at Columbia University and an Abe Journalism Fellow studying education in Japan.

We are officially launching Civic News Company, the parent organization for Chalkbeat, Votebeat, and possibly future beats to come.

Chalkbeat’s coverage of America’s hard-hit education landscape is more important than ever. We are committed to giving communities the information they need to navigate this turbulent time. 

On August 17, Chalkbeat is opening a new bureau in Philadelphia, thanks to a partnership with the Philadelphia Public School Notebook.

As we recreate local news, we must dismantle the journalistic practices and traditions that uphold white supremacy.

The coronavirus pandemic has made it clear that traditional funding models for media are broken.