Daniel Lynx Bernard, MPA

Dan is a former newspaper reporter and online news editor who has worked in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) since 2001 as a consultant to projects strengthening media and civil society. He served as Egypt country director for the International Center for Journalists overseeing training and exchange programs in the MENA region emphasizing the use of digital tools for public service journalism. As a consultant to USAID’s Egypt Media Development Program, he designed and evaluated projects to improve the journalistic and business practices of newspapers in Egypt. He oversaw web communications for Johns Hopkins University’s project Communication for Healthy Living in Egypt.

Dan has an MPA from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a BS in communications and news-editorial journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has taught news and feature journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His background as a journalist covering legislatures and elections in the US Midwest led to a specialization in democracy and governance in the Mideast. Based in Morocco since 2017, Dan has produced research on the role of civil society in local governance and social issues for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and Counterpart International.


  • MPA, University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • BS, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Daniel Lynx Bernard, MPA

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Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media

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