Media Advisory Board
Qwoted’s Media Advisory Board is comprised of top reporters, journalism professors, and journalism trade associations. The board directors are volunteers and oversee the direction of the development of the Qwoted platform to ensure that the firm conforms to ethical standards and consistently works to support journalists. The board convenes once per quarter, and is led by Qwoted’s Editor in Chief, Lou Carlozo.
As Qwoted’s first Editor in Chief, Lou oversees the standards committee, leads community-building efforts within journalism education, and acts as a resource to writers. Lou most recently served as managing editor at Government CIO. Just prior, he worked at the nation’s largest banking non-profit, Bank Administration Institute (BAI). Lou also created, engineered, and hosts the BAI Banking Strategies podcast, which paved the way to his current financial services podcast, “Bankadelic.” Lou’s resume also includes six years at U.S. News & World Report and serving as Managing Editor at AOL. In 16 years at the Chicago Tribune, Lou was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. His multimedia credits include BBC Radio commentator (“Up All Night”) and appearances on several Discovery true-crime documentaries. Lou’s work has also appeared in Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, Yahoo Finance, MSN, the Christian Science Monitor, Reuters, and several other news outlets across the world. His journalism honors include a shared Polk Award, a Chicago Tribune Innovator Award, the Bob Briner Impact Award, and more. As an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago, he led an eight-year rebuild of the Loyola Phoenix, culminating in an award for Best College Weekly Newspaper in the Nation from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Kritine Gill is a recovering newspaper journalist working in media
relations for a Florida law enforcement agency. Her journalism
experience includes various freelance gigs covering personal
finance, home trends and workplace issues for Real Simple,
Realtor.com and Fortune. She also worked as a Breaking news
reporter for Naples Daily News covering higher education, the
city of Naples, breaking news, crime and general features.
Kristine pens a biweekly newsletter called On The Record,
featuring Q&As with reporters who explain how they got their
stories. She is also the founder of the Naples Writers’
Workshop, a community of writers in Southwest Florida
working to hone their fiction skills.
Larry Edelman is a financial columnist and associate editor of The Boston Globe. Over the course of two stints (1989-1999 and 2015-present), he has also worked as a tech reporter, the business editor, and deputy managing editor for news. Before returning to the Globe, Larry was a senior deputy editor at The Wall Street Journal, where he was responsible for real-time coverage of markets and finance, and assisted with planning and editing of the Money & Investing section. Prior to the Journal, he spent 10 years at Bloomberg News as investing team leader, senior enterprise editor, and managing editor for investing and real estate. From 1999 to 2003, Larry got some real-world experience as vice president of investor relations at John Hancock Financial Services, where he worked on the company’s initial public offering, wrote earnings releases and investor presentations, and helped manage relationships with analysts and investors.