Sue Cross

Executive Director
Institute for Nonprofit News


Sue Cross is executive director of the Institute for Nonprofit News, a network of more than 300 independent, nonprofit news media organizations.
Together, INN members field a North American reporting force of more than 2,200 journalists, generate more than 150,000 original news reports a year and strengthen the sources of news for thousands of diverse communities. Cross joined INN in 2015 to build this emerging media network and advance social enterprise models for investigative and other public service journalism.

Cross is a former senior vice president for the global news agency, The Associated Press, where she created digital news services, expanded Spanish language and Latin American operations, introduced video to more than a thousand news sites and managed a national news cooperative. She has been a reporter, editor, digital product developer and business development executive. Cross also has consulted on network-building, social enterprise and nonprofit revenue generation.
She serves on the Board of Visitors for the JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University and the board of directors of EdSource, an education news nonprofit. She is based in Los Angeles, California.

About INN: INN is an innovation network that builds the field of public service journalism by helping news leaders find and build public support and new nonprofit models for news. INN also provides training, organizes collaborative reporting and creates new career paths for the publishers of the future. INN was started in 2009 by 27 investigative news organizations as a consortium to preserve and advance investigative reporting as a public service.