From the Wires
Poynter Names Three New Members to National Advisory Board
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 16, 2013 04:09 PM
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:
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.
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.
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:
Retiring from the Board are:
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.
SOURCE The Poynter Institute
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