Rafat Ali to join Investigative News Network Board

Entrepreneur Rafat Ali is joining the board of the Investigative News Network. Ali, who is currently the CEO of Skift, a media startup that covers the travel & leisure industry, was also the founder of PaidContent, one of the leading publications covering the business of online media.

"We are delighted that Rafat Ali is joining the INN board," said Brant Houston, chair of the board of directors. "His stellar talent and knowledge in digital media - and his terrific entrepreneurial skills - will contribute greatly to the future of INN."

"I am very excited to be joining INN's board and helping in any way I can," says Ali. "I have built my life around building independent media businesses, and I wholeheartedly believe in INN's mission of supporting this ecosystem of independent investigative news outlets."

"We are very excited to have Rafat join our board," says Kevin Davis, CEO & Executive Director of the Investigative News Network.  "Rafat's experience in building not one, but two successful tech-driven media businesses with diversified revenue streams makes him a unique advisor to our organization as we look to help our member organizations grow and diversify."

INN is a network of 92 independent, nonprofit community & investigative newsrooms.  Our mission is to create long-lasting, self-sustaining civic institutions that hold the powerful to account through incisive & insightful public service journalism.