We’re proud to announce that Julie Hazan has joined the organization as East Coast Development and Community Engagement Director. She will be responsible for establishing our New York City area hub, resource planning, and community outreach, including Israel Mission alumni engagement.
According to HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams, “Now is the time to meet the overwhelming demand for grassroots educational and media training. Young professionals in metro communities are eager to increase their level of news literacy. Julie brings the experience and cultural breadth to take our global reach to a whole new level.”
Ms. Hazan worked most recently in communications and fundraising development at the Moise Safra Center in NYC after spending six years at The Israel Project, both in Washington DC and in Jerusalem, where she carried out extensive research focusing on European media coverage of Israel and the Middle East.
A native of France (and a current New Yorker) Ms. Hazan has also worked in training French-Jewish leaders and students in strategic communication, developing media tours and organizing press events. She said:
Growing up in France and living and working in Washington, D.C., Jerusalem and now New York, has given me a real-world awareness of the challenges facing Jews globally. I am passionate about journalism and the fair representation of Israel to the next generation. No one understands the shifting media landscape and influence of social media globally as well as HonestReporting, and I’m thrilled to play a central role in the organization’s expansion.
Hyams explained, “The idea to bring Julie on board began with our key financial supporters who wish to see the incoming generation drive our philanthropic goals. They recognize that young leadership is the way to ensure that our work of defending Israel from media bias remains relevant and engaging into the future.”
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