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Allbritton Journalism Institute Announces Hiring of Elise Foley 

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The Allbritton Journalism Institute (AJI) announced today the addition of Elise Foley, a brilliant journalist with over a decade of experience as an editor and reporter in Washington.

Elise will serve as a senior editor for the institute’s soon-to-launch non-profit publication. She will also be a mentor at AJI, working closely with this year’s inaugural class of fellows.

AJI is backed by a $20 million grant from Robert Allbritton, the founding publisher of Politico. The new non-profit organization and newsroom, staffed by veteran journalists, will train aspiring reporters to produce fact-based, non-partisan journalism on government and politics.

Elise comes to AJI from HuffPost, where she most recently served as the copy chief after working as the deputy politics editor and deputy enterprise editor. Prior to editing, Elise covered politics and immigration policy, including reporting on Capitol Hill, the campaign trail, and the departments of Justice and Homeland Security.

Professional journalists interested in working with AJI should contact Tim Grieve at tim@aji.org. Individuals and institutions who wish to support the institute’s work should contact Rachel Hirschberg at rachel@bhstrategiesllc.com. The Allbritton Journalism Institute is a Virginia nonstock corporation and a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity.

The Allbritton Journalism Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or military status in its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship or grant programs, other school-administered programs, employment, recruitment, compensation, or any of its other activities or operations. AJI admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or military status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.