Executive Director

Ed Manassah

Executive Director, Institute for Media, Culture and Ethics

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism and Communication from the University of Florida.

Manassah is a retired publisher of The Louisville Courier-Journal (1993-2006).  He served in leadership positions from city editor to publisher at six Gannett Co. Inc. newspapers since 1972

He was on the USA Today start-up team in 1982.

He has served on numerous civic and professional boards in Louisville and elsewhere, including the Regional Leadership Coalition, Leadership Louisville, the Greater Louisville Fund for the Arts, the Kentucky Economic Development Corporation, the Lincoln Heritage Council, the Louisville Urban League, Leadership Kentucky and Metro United Way.  Manassah served on the Board of Trustees at Bellarmine University for six years before establishing the Institute.

Manassah is a native of Masury, Ohio.