ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Poynter, a school dedicated to teaching practitioners and teachers of journalism, announces the appointment of three new members to its National Advisory Board (NAB). The new NAB members, who will serve a term of four years, join a board of 10 and bring to the Institute experiences in traditional and new forms of journalism, as well as in academia and research.
Those named to the Board are:
- Emily Bell, Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
Bell is the inaugural director for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, which explores how the development of technology is changing journalism. She was director of digital content for Britain's Guardian News and Media from 2006 to 2010. Previous to that post, she was editor-in-chief of Guardian Unlimited and is a leading media commentator in the U.K.
- Rob King, Senior Vice President, Editorial, Digital and Print Media, ESPN
King oversees the editorial direction of ESPN's industry-leading portfolio of digital and print properties, which includes all text, audio, video and multimedia content for ESPN.com, ESPN Mobile, espnW, fantasy sports, Grantland.com, ESPN The Magazine and ESPNHS. Prior to his current role, he served as vice president and editor in chief of ESPN.com.
- Gilad Lotan, VP of Research and Development, SocialFlow
Lotan leads SocialFlow's data science team, which is focused on analyzing networked audiences, information flow and attention in Social Media. He is a leading researcher and authority on deriving insight from social streams. Previously, Lotan built social data visualizations at Microsoft's FUSE labs.
"The new members are terrific additions," said Poynter President Karen B. Dunlap. "They join a National Advisory Board that challenges us, informs us and helps Poynter make the changes needed today."
NAB members teach in Poynter courses, and gather each January in St. Petersburg for two days of consultation with Poynter's Trustees and staff. They provide feedback to the Institute's president throughout the year.
Continuing on the Board are:
- Philip Bennett, Managing Editor, FRONTLINE; Eugene C. Patterson Professor, Duke University
- David Boardman, Executive Editor and Senior Vice President, The Seattle Times
- Monica Guzman, Digital Life Columnist, The Seattle Times and GeekWire.com
- Marty Kaiser, Editor and Senior Vice President, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
- Mindy Marques, Executive Editor and Vice President, The Miami Herald
- Amanda Michel, Open Editor, Guardiannews.com
- David Nordfors, President, International Institute of Innovation Journalism and Communication
- Tom Rosenstiel, Executive Director, American Press Institute
- Mike Riley, Managing Editor, Bloomberg Government
- Shawn Williams, Publisher and Editor, ShawnPWilliams.com; Deputy Chief of Staff, Dallas Mayor's Office
Retiring from the Board are:
- Cory Bergman, General Manager and co-founder of Breaking News, NBC News
- Sewell Chan, Deputy Op-Ed/Sunday Review Editor, The New York Times
- Bradley J. Hamm, Dean, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
- Michelle Jaconi, Executive Producer, Cross Platform Programming, CNN
- Betsy Morgan, President, The Blaze
- Melanie Sill, Executive Editor, KPCC Southern California Public Radio
About The Poynter Institute
Founded in 1975 in St. Petersburg, Fla., The Poynter Institute is one of the nation's top schools for professional journalists and news media leaders, as well as future journalists and journalism teachers. Poynter offers teaching throughout the year in the areas of online and multimedia, leadership and management, reporting, writing and editing, TV and radio, ethics and diversity, journalism education and visual journalism. Poynter's News University (www.newsu.org) offers journalism teaching to the public through more than 200 interactive modules and other forms of e-learning. It has more than 200,000 registered users in 225 countries. Poynter's Web site, (www.poynter.org) is the dominant provider of journalism news, with a focus on business analysis and the opportunities and implications of technology.
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