Eric Ortiz

Eric Ortiz is the managing editor of Truthdig. A journalist and innovator with two decades in digital media, Ortiz founded the mobile app startup Evrybit, a live storytelling and reporting tool, as a 2014 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. Before becoming a Knight Fellow, Ortiz was the senior editor of new media at New England Sports Network (NESN) and an associate editor at ESPN. At NESN, he was responsible for the launching and development of its website. Under his editorial leadership, grew into the most popular regional sports website in the United States. At ESPN, he coordinated Major League Baseball coverage across all of the network's platforms, conceived and directed the first bilingual multimedia collaboration with and ESPN Deportes, and led production of's first audio slideshow. Ortiz is a Los Angeles native and a graduate of Stanford University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in English. He volunteers at the Lennox School District in Lennox, Calif., leading a journalism club with fifth graders. He used to volunteer at Homeboy Industries, which operates a program for at-risk youths, former gang members and the recently incarcerated. Ortiz lives in Santa Monica, Calif., with his wife and three children.

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