Tow Center Director Emily Bell Joins Journal Register Advisory Board

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By: E&P Staff

Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, has been appointed to Journal Register Co.’s Advisory Board, the Yardley, Pa.-based publisher said Tuesday.

Journal Register CEO John Paton hailed Bell as a “digital revoluntary,” most notably for her role in developing digital content at the British daily The Guardian. Bell, who was a journalist and executive at the Guardian and The Observer for 18 years, was recently named founding directo of the Tow Center.

“Very few news media executives have thought as deeply and experimented as widely in the digital world as Emily,” Paton said.

She joins a board that includes Jeff Jarvis, associate professor and director of the Interactive Journalism Program at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism and author of What Would Google Do?; Jay Rosen, a professor and former chair of the journalism program at New York University and member of the Advisory Board of Wikipedia; and Betsy Morgan, former CEO of the Huffington Post and previously Senior Vice President and General Manager of www.CBSNews.com.

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