It is with great excitement that I announce that John K. White has joined the Future of Good team.
John’s mission on the team is to steer all of Future of Good’s coverage, from what stories we cover to how we cover them. He leads all day-to-day management of our journalism and reporting team. He ensures that every story meets its purpose of enriching changemakers with insights and knowledge, and envisions and assigns stories that grow the audience reach. In collaboration with me, John will help elevate the vision for live journalism at Future of Good’s webinars and summits, and shape high-potential areas such as data journalism and service journalism.
“At this career stage, I’m looking at my legacy in the industry. I want to make a measurable difference in how journalism evolves through this period of transformation and threat,” White said. “Social impact journalism is the culmination of this goal, and Future of Good has established itself as a leader in the space.”
John’s Métis heritage also provides impetus to find a meaningful path toward reconciliation through journalism.
John is an experienced leader in journalism, with 30 years in print and digital newsrooms across Canada. He launched one of Canada’s first online-only news services in 2007 and strives to push the edges of online news through consistent Online News Association conference attendance and continuous learning pursuits.
As Deputy Editor of digital for the Winnipeg Free Press, John wrote the business plan for the Winnipeg Free Press News Café, a cutting-edge public journalism space. He also drove innovation with first-in-market live streaming and live blogging efforts. As digital editor for the Edmonton Journal, John took the newsroom online with a detailed and deeply researched social media strategy, interactive training sessions, and live event coverage. He also made a mark at the grassroots level, most recently as editor of the Castlegar News. There, he led the news team in an in-depth investigation on health care coverage in the region that spurred changes in the funding model.
Deep down, we know that when people grow, impact does too. Since our launch in late-January 2019, Future of Good has quickly become an essential professional resource for changemakers to make a bigger difference at work and in their careers. Our journalists cover must-know news, solutions, and trends in social finance, DEI, philanthropy, non-profit workforce, technology, and more. As a modern media and learning organization, our ideas, insights and analysis enrich thousands of changemakers daily. Future of Good’s learning events, such as the Social Finance Forum and the upcoming Black Leadership in Social Impact Summit, also equip changemakers and teams from diverse sectors with practical and essential knowledge to propel their work forward.
At a time of economic uncertainty, we are extremely fortunate to be growing our team. Memberships fuel our social impact journalism, webinars, and summits. If you’re not yet an individual or organizational member, I highly encourage you and your team to join. You have unrestricted access to our journalism, free access to webinars, free or significant discounts to summits, and a whole lot more. It’s better to be a member. Sign up today.
Please join me in welcoming John. If you want to reach out with ideas or a short welcome note, you can email him at email@example.com.
CEO & Editor-in-Chief