Steven Springer

Steven Springer is a veteran of nearly 50 years in journalism.
He is the News Standards & Best Practices Editor for Radio Free Asia (RFA).  In this role, he provides senior-level advice and day-to-day guidance to RFA’s and RFA digital brand BenarNews’ journalists to further enhance the organization’s journalistic quality and standards.  He also conducts regular training on journalistic best practices, as well as the many issues that face news organizations in the 21st century.  
Most recently Steve served as the first Standards Editor at RFA ‘s sister network Voice of America (VOA). During his tenure in this role, which began in 2010, he established a Best Practices Guide that is regularly updated and distributed to all VOA staff.  Prior to that he was VOA’s Managing Editor of its News Center, where he led an effort to reorganize its operations. 
Before joining VOA, Steve worked in a variety of roles for CNN, where he and other CNN staff received a Peabody Award for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He was also cited by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for CNN’s coverage of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.