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 organizations 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.