What matters to you.

Ellen Hume


Ellen Hume is an Annenberg Fellow in Civic Media at the Center for Media and Communication Studies at Central European University in Budapest. She was also the Founding Editor and Publisher of the New England Ethnic Newswire. Hume is an experienced journalist, teacher, speaker, administrator, conference director and television commentator. As the founding Executive Director of PBS's Democracy Project, from 1996 to 1998, she developed special news programs that encouraged citizen involvement in public affairs. She oversaw PBS's 1996 and 1998 election coverage, creating PBS Debate Night, a nationally televised Congressional leadership debate, as well as local candidate debates on PBS stations across the country. Hume has more than 30 years of experience as a reporter and analyst for US newspapers, magazines and television. She was a White House and political correspondent for The Wall Street Journal from 1983 to 1988, and a Washington based national reporter with The Los Angeles Times from 1977 to 1983.