lieutenant is part of the City of Roses Newspaper Company, which also owns the Santa Fe Reporter in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Industry Week in The Triangle area of North Carolina. Zusman has been the president of the board of the Independent Media Institute based in San Francisco. He was elected to the board of the Washington District of Columbia-based Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (now the Association of Alternative Newsmedia) in 2005 and later served as its president
He serves as a judge for the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism.
Zusman taught journalism at the University of Oregon and has lectured at the Academy of Alternative Journalism at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He is also a former fellow of the East–West Center.