Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism Governance 2019

The CICJ is an all-volunteer organization that publishes the Free Press ( Our mission is to conduct, sponsor, encourage, and support journalistic activity. These activities include research, investigation, writing, publication, distribution of materials, and creation of radio, video, art, and musical content that address contemporary social issues. CICJ Books in the organization's book publishing company. The CICJ assists in the publication of the Columbus Free Press newspaper and

Free Press Staff

Editor: Bob Fitrakis

Senior Editor: Harvey Wasserman

Executive Director: Suzanne Patzer

Board of Directors

President: Pete Johnson

Vice President: Eric Neubauer

Secretary: Jeremy Baker

Treasurer: Tim Chavez

Michel Coconis

Juanita Brown

Simone Morgen

Mary Reiter

Mark Stansbery

Marilyn Howard

Bob Fitrakis


Bill Finzel

Margaret Sarber