Josh Moore is the Strategic Initiatives Manager at the Reporters Committee, where he helped launch and helps manage the Local Legal Initiative, the largest expansion in the organization’s history. Josh also coordinates partnerships with law school clinics through the Free Expression Legal Network, leads the Reporters Committee’s data and metrics efforts as a Salesforce administrator, and works on other important initiatives across the organization. He was previously an attorney and legal fellow.
Josh has been passionate about journalism since he started publishing a family newsletter in the fifth grade. During college, he organized and led an effort to pass legislation protecting the free press rights of student journalists in Kentucky. Before law school, Josh served as copy desk chief at a newspaper company's combined copy desk, where he helped oversee a staff that edited and designed 13 daily newspapers.
A first-generation college student, Josh earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University, where he was editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, the College Heights Herald. He earned his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. During law school, Josh served as associate managing editor of the American University Law Review and completed legal internships with National Public Radio, the Maryland Court of Appeals, and the Student Press Law Center.
Josh lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his husband, dog and two cats.