Hi, I'm Rodney Gibbs.
I am a journalism executive and media entrepreneur committed to driving innovation, organizational change and product development.Since 2021, as the Senior Director of Strategy & Innovation for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, I play a pivotal role in transforming a legacy newsroom into a modern digital operation. Previously, I served as the first Chief Product Officer at The Texas Tribune. I was instrumental in elevating the Tribune from a fledgling start-up to an industry leader. In 2020, I founded and secured funding for Revenue Lab, a training center within the Tribune that has helped hundreds of news organizations around the world grow audiences and develop new revenue streams. Prior to my nine years with the Tribune, I co-founded and eventually sold start-ups in the mobile app and video game sectors.Entrepreneurship requires fundraising acumen. In my nonprofit work, I’ve stewarded relationships with foundations that earned grants up to seven figures. As a business owner, I secured multiple rounds of angel funding and landed contracts with global news and entertainment brands.My commitment extends into civic engagement and coalition building. I'm currently on the boards of the Online News Association — the world's largest digital journalism association; The Current, a digital newsroom focused on Georgia's coastal communities; and the Rialto Center for the Arts. In the past, I served on the boards of KUT/KUTX (Austin’s NPR affiliate), KLRU (Austin’s PBS affiliate), The Austin Film Society, and The Texas Motion Picture Alliance.With a track record in media innovation and community service, I'm always open to exploring new opportunities to drive change and make an impact.