Emily Bell, Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Talks About the Changing News Industry
In advance of the launch event of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism on Oct. 19, director Emily Bell answered questions from Columbia’s Facebook community about the changing news industry.
Established in 2010 with support from the Tow Foundation and other sources, The Tow Center’s primary mission will be to help provide the next generation of journalists with the skills and knowledge to lead professional journalism. The Center will devise and publicize innovative methods of digital reporting and presentation, to serve both established and new media companies. And, the Center will explore interactions between journalists and citizens, particularly as readers seek ways to judge the reliability, standards and credibility in media.
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