Emily Bell

Director, Columbia Journalism School's Tow Center for Digital Journalism

Emily Bell
Emily Bell is Professor of Journalism and Director of the Tow Center at Columbia University. Previously She was Director of Digital Content for Guardian News and Media, Editor-in-Chief of guardian.co.uk, founder of mediaguardian.co.uk, Business Editor of the Observer, a foot soldier in the advertising trenches of Campaign magazine and, at the very beginning, a trainee reporter for Big Farm Weekly, a title which sadly doesn’t exist any more.

Under Bell, the Guardian received numerous awards, including the Webby Award for a newspaper website in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009, and British Press Awards for Website of the Year in 2006, 2008 and 2009. She is a 1987 graduate of Christ Church, Oxford University, where she earned a master's degree in jurisprudence.


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