Larry Kilman

Associate Director of the American Graduate School in Paris, Assistant Professor of NGO Management

Fields of expertise

  • Management of non-profits

  • Fundraising and Grants Management

  • Media Development and Freedom of Expression Advocacy

  • Journalism, Communications and Public Relations

  • New Media

Other current posts

  • Associate Director for Communications, Institute for Media Strategies, London, UK

  • Consultant, specialist of the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity, UNESCO, Paris, France

Previous experience

  • Secretary General, World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, Paris (2014-2016)

  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer, World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, Paris (2010-2014)

  • Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs, World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (1998-2010)

  • Correspondent and Editor, Agence France-Presse, Hong Kong (1994-1998)

  • Editor, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, Munich, Germany, (1993-1994)

  • Publications Editor, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (1991-1993)

  • Human Resources Assistant and Database Manager, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (1987-1991)

  • National Writer, The Associated Press, New York (1985-1987)

  • Newsman, New York City Desk, The Associated Press, New York, (1981-1985)

  • Newsman, Atlanta Bureau, The Associated Press, Atlanta, Georgia (1978-1981)

  • Assistant Editor, Marietta Daily Journal, Marietta, Georgia (1977-1978)

  • Managing Editor, Neighbor Newspapers, Atlanta, Georgia (1976-1977)

  • Sports Editor, Jonesboro News Daily, Jonesboro, Georgia (1975-1976)


  • Founding Board member of the News Media Coalition (2008-2016)

  • Member, FIFA Media Committee (2008-2016)

  • Member, Advisory Council, Global Free Speech and the Internet (2014-2016)

  • Member, Environment Committee, European Newspaper Publishers Association (2009-2011)

  • Moderator, Swedish Internet Conference (2016)

  • Jury member of the African Media Innovations Awards (2012-2013)

  • Jury member of the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for Human Rights Reporting (2006-2008)

  • Jury member for Bayeux Award for War Correspondents (2002)


    Bachelor of Science, Magazine Journalism, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, 1975

    Selected publications

    • An Attack on One is an Attach on All: Succesfull Initiatives to Protect Journalists and Combat Impunity. Paris: UNESCO, 2017 ()

    • Numerous articles in news publications world-wide. Contributor to numerous media industry publications, including annual World Press Trends report and Shaping the Future of Newspapers strategy reports.

    • Frequent conference speaker and moderator at a wide variety of private sector, civil society, inter-governmental and governmental events.


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