Susan Leath

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Susan Leath

COO, The GroundTruth Project

Susan Leath is the Chief Operating Officer for The GroundTruth Project. She brings more than 30 years of experience in media management and organizational innovation for both for-profit and nonprofit enterprises. Previously, Leath led the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media at the University of North Carolina’s Hussman School of Journalism, where she was in charge of the strategic, financial and operational success of the Center, which supports existing and start-up news organizations through its dissemination of applied research and the development of digital tools and solutions. Her portfolio includes working with key Hussman-based initiatives including the ground breaking US News Desert research, UNC Knight Foundation’s Newsroom Table Stakes Program, Google News Initiative's (GNI) Project Oasis, the Reese Innovation Lab and the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting.