Paul E. Kritzer

Paul Kritzer, a lawyer in private practice, was for 24 years vice president, corporate secretary and general counsel of Journal Communications Inc. in Milwaukee, which owns The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 45 community newspapers, 9 television and 35 radio stations, and commercial printing, direct mail and telecommunications subsidiaries. His journalism career began with reporting and copy editing positions, and after law school and experience in Capitol Hill as aide to a member of Congress and assistant counsel of a House committee, he was editor and publisher of a 26,000-circulation daily newspaper in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Paul has degrees from Williams College, the Columbia University School of Journalism, and Georgetown Law School. He is secretary of the Banyan Project Inc. and a member of its Board of Directors.

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The Banyan Project is a nonprofit organization founded from the thinking of 30 senior journalists, academics, Web developers, sociologists and researchers, business and financial strategists, and advocates for strengthening democracy brought together by Tom Stites. Members of this Board of Advisors are listed below; click on names to see bios.

Stites shaped Banyan's model as a fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He is now helping a committee of community leaders who are organizing Haverhill Matters, the nation's first community Web news co-op in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

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