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.
Columbia University mourns the death of Robert Belknap, professor emeritus in the Department of Slavic Languages, who died March 17. An expert in Russian literature, particularly Dostoyevsky, he also taught Literature Humanities in the Core Curriculum for 50 years and influenced generations of Columbia students. For more information, please visit this page.
Mary Bassett, associate professor of clinical epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, was named New York City’s commissioner of health.
University Professor Ronald Breslow won the 2014 American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal, the AIC’s highest award.