Emily Bell

Tow Center for Digital Journalism

Emily Bell is a professor in digital journalism at Columbia University and the founding director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. The Tow Center, founded in 2010, is exploring how new technology is changing journalistic culture. They hope that by doing research, developing courses, and teaching methods in this area, they will be able to help individual journalists and news organisations with their practice and thinking in this field. She previously worked at Guardian News and Media for a total of 20 years as a writer, editor, editor-in-chief, and director of digital content. Together with CW Anderson and Clay Shirky, she has co-written the book ‘Post Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present’, published in 2012.

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How can we regulate our savage market for instant news?

An oral history of the epic collision between journalism and digital technology, 1980 to the present

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Platforms and Publishers: Our life in their hands?


The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School has been conducting in-depth research into the relationship between technology platforms and journalism over the past two years. We present the findings from our research project which paint a picture situating technology platforms as the reluctant future of publishing. News organisations and big technology companies […]

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