Free Press Changes Leaders 09/03/2011 by Catherine Saez, Intellectual Property Watch 1 Comment Print This Post Free Press, a US non-profit working to reform media, announced that its president is stepping down after almost a decade, to be replaced by the current managing director in mid-April. Josh Silver, who is outgoing president and CEO, was a co-founder Free Press in 2002. He will be replaced by Craig Aaron, the current managing director, who will become the new president and CEO in mid-April. Aaron recently edited and co-authored a book titled, Changing Media: Public Interest Policies for the Digital Age. Silver will become the founding CEO of the Democracy Fund, a new foundation aimed at challenging “the influence of corporate lobbyists over government policymaking.” Silver previously served as campaign manager for the statewide ballot initiative for public funding of elections in Arizona and the director of development for the cultural arm of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, according to the Free Press website. Free Press press release here. Related Articles: New Director For Free Software Foundation Global Industry Leaders Cite Survey In Quest For A Counterfeit/Piracy-Free World Free Software Used To Fight Piracy, Broaden Knowledge Access In Ecuador Catherine Saez may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org."Free Press Changes Leaders" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.