Our core mission of serving our readers with news is absolutely critical, but there’s a need for deeper analysis and essential information to help them see around the next corner. The Chronicle Intelligence editorial team will create and curate essential resources to help professionals in higher education navigate and thrive in the future.

Liz McMillen, Executive Editor, Chronicle Intelligence

Our editorial team adheres to the following core principles:

  • Deliver credible, trusted content
  • Use an unbiased voice that leads the conversation
  • Publish content that’s developed and written by leading authorities
  • Follow The Chronicle’s standards of journalistic ethics and transparency

Product Opportunities

The Chronicle Intelligence team produces a variety of products — including reports, guides, data interactives, and events — on a range of important and timely topics in higher education.

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editorial track by topic, contact the sales team

Meet our Subject Matter Experts

Liz McMillen

Executive Editor

As Executive Editor of Chronicle Intelligence, Liz McMillen brings more than 30 years of experience covering all aspects of the higher education sector. She is a sought-after speaker who frequently addresses college leaders in the United States and overseas about big-picture trends in higher education.

From 2011 to 2018, Liz served as the editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, supervising a newsroom of 65 reporters, editors, data journalists, and designers who produce a daily news report, weekly print edition, special supplements, and in-depth reports. Under her leadership, The Chronicle newsroom has received awards from the Online News Association, the Society for News Design, and the Education Writers Association.

Goldie Blumenstyk

Senior Writer

Goldie Blumenstyk is a nationally known expert on the business of higher education and higher-education policy. She writes and curates The Chronicle’s weekly “Re:Learning” newsletter on innovation in and around academe, and has authored the recent report on “The Adult Student.” 

A winner of multiple awards from the Education Writers Association, Goldie has reported for The Chronicle from China, Europe, Israel, and Peru, and has contributed to The New York Times and USA Today. Blumenstyk appears frequently at conferences and on radio and television programs. She is the author of The Washington Post best-selling book American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2015). 

Scott Carlson

Senior Writer

Scott Carlson is one of the country’s premier experts on college management and finance, the cost and value of higher education, buildings, campus planning, energy, architecture, and sustainability. He regularly speaks at conferences and colleges across the United States and in Canada, and has appeared on C-SPAN and public radio. 

Scott has previously worked at the Star Tribune and City Pages, and has written for national magazines like the Utne Reader and Dwell, and contributed to Grist, a popular site for environmental news. In 2006, Scott was awarded first prize for beat reporting from the National Education Writers Association for his work covering academic libraries.

Beth McMurtrie

Senior Writer

Beth McMurtrie’s writing focuses on technology’s influence on teaching and the future of learning. During her 9 years with The Chronicle, Beth has written about many facets of higher education, including campus culture (diversity, free speech, fraternities, and binge drinking), scholars’ influence on public policy, and the challenges facing religious colleges. She has been a finalist (2015) and a winner (2009) in the Education Writers Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting. 

Beth is the author of The Future of Learning: How Colleges Can Transform the Educational Experience (2018), and also spent eight years as The Chronicle’s international editor. 

Ian Wilhelm

Senior Editor

Ian Wilhelm joined Chronicle Intelligence after 17 years at The Chronicle, where he led the Idea Lab, managed coverage of graduate students and small colleges, and served as the international editor.  This experience and expertise informs his work with CI as he edits reports and guides, develops webinars, and oversees surveys, with the goal of informing and empowering higher-ed professionals to make better decisions and to succeed in their jobs. Ian was a 2014 finalist for the Education Writers Association National Awards for Education Reporting. 

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