John Yearwood Chairman International Press Institute USA
An award-winning multi-media journalist, John Yearwood is president/CEO of Yearwood Media, a global consulting and conference moderating firm. He also serves as executive board chairman of the Austria-based International Press Institute. Previously, he served for 13 years as the Miami Herald’s World Editor. Under his leadership, the World Desk won numerous awards, including two McClatchy Company President's Awards and the Arthur Ross Award for best coverage of Latin America. Yearwood’s coordination of the Herald’s Haiti earthquake coverage contributed to the newspaper being named a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News.
Before joining The Miami Herald, Yearwood was National/International Editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in Texas. Before the Star-Telegram, he spent two years in the Caribbean as founding publisher/editor of Ibis, a general lifestyle magazine.