Knight Innovator in Residence2021-08-17T04:41:33+00:00

Knight Innovator in Residence

The College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts (CARTA) at Florida International University invites applications for the 2018-2019 Knight Innovator in Residence position.

Howard Saltz is a veteran news executive and a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor.

He most recently served as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Sun Sentinel Media Group in Fort Lauderdale, responsible for all products and platforms, including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper, 11 community weeklies, the Spanish-language El Sentinel, the website and several magazines.

He was the Sun Sentinel’s Editor from 2011 to 2016 and led it to its first Pulitzer Prize, in 2013. During his tenure the Sun Sentinel newsroom was often cited as one of the country’s most innovative in integrating digital and print journalism.

Before coming to Fort Lauderdale, Saltz held newsroom leadership positions at The Denver Post, then joined the Post’s parent company as a Vice President. In that role he worked with the editors and publishers at the company’s 55 daily newspapers to develop digital strategies. He was a pioneer in print-TV convergence.

Saltz is a frequent speaker at universities and industry groups, including the National Press Club, RTNDA, Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Poynter Institute. He was for three years the Chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Board at FIU’s School of Communication + Journalism. He served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in 2016 and 2017.

A native of New York City, he lives in Delray Beach with his wife, a former TV reporter whose first book was published by HarperCollins in 2015. She is currently a broadcast-talent agent with the NWT Group.

About Florida International University

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

About FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

The FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts engages our local and global communities by deploying the power of architecture + the arts to createinnovate, and inspire solutions to local challenges with national and global impacts. Offering 9 graduate and 8 undergraduate degrees within 7 academic departments, our more than 2500 majors have the unique experience of working with our award-winning faculty in nationally ranked programs in the heart of Miami and Miami Beach — two of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities!