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.
Four Columbia faculty were awarded Sloan Research Fellowships by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. They are Mark Churchland, assistant professor of neuroscience; Wei Min, assistant professor of chemistry; Simha Sethumadhavan, associate professor of computer science; and Wei Zhang, assistant professor of mathematics.
Alondra Nelson, associate professor of sociology, won the 2012 book award from the Association for Humanist Sociology for Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination.