Mallary Tenore

Associate Director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, University of Texas at Austin

Mallary Tenore is the associate director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication. In this role she oversees the Center’s staff, programmatic work, events, fundraising, and more. She’s also a lecturer in UT’s School of Journalism. She was previously executive director of Images & Voices of Hope (ivoh), a media nonprofit, where she created a reporting fellowship and oversaw event management, community engagement, partnerships, fundraising, and the organization’s website and social media presence. Prior to ivoh, Mallary was managing editor of The Poynter Institute’s world-renowned media news site,, where she edited and reported stories about the media industry. She also taught in Poynter seminars geared toward helping journalists use social media for journalistic purposes. In 2013, she was named one of the top 50 female innovators in digital journalism. In 2012, she was featured on a list of the top 100 Twitter accounts every journalism student should follow and was named a Mirror Award finalist for outstanding media reporting. Mallary’s articles and essays have been published in The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, Austin Moms Blog and more. Mallary holds a bachelor’s degree from Providence College and has a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University.