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Patrick Butler

International Center for Journalists
Vice President
Washington, D.C., USA
Patrick Butler is Vice President for Programs at the International Center for Journalists, a non-profit organization that works to improve the skills and standards of journalists and media around the world. He oversees the development and execution of ICFJ programs and supervises program personnel, as well as conducting training himself. He was previously program director and director of training at ICFJ.

He has worked as a reporter and editor for a number of U.S. newspapers, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, and The State in Columbia, S.C. He completed a five-month Knight International Press Fellowship in Nicaragua in 1999. Since then, he has trained journalists and spoken at conferences and other events throughout Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

He is fluent in Spanish.