Lori Bergen
Lori Bergen (Courtesy University of Colorado)

Lori Bergen, dean of the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado, has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Poynter Institute, a journalism education organization.

"Global challenges in media and technology require new approaches to maintaining journalism's essential role in democracy," Bergen said in a CU news release. "Poynter is all about the future of journalism and is positioned to take the profession forward in new directions.

"At a moment when journalism is challenged, there is no stronger voice in these discussions, and I'm thrilled to be a part of Poynter's mission to bring a renewed and innovative vision to journalism's role in a free society."

Bergen jumped aboard as dean of CU's new journalism and communication school in 2015. She previously served as dean of Marquette University's college of communication and is the immediate past president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Monica Davey, Chicago bureau chief of the New York Times, also has been named to the board.


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"Poynter is an institution which serves both the journalism industry and the academy," Poynter President Neil Brown said in a CU news release. "Lori brings insight into modern journalism curriculum at the university level, and Monica understands the nuances of leadership at one of America's most respected news organizations.

"This powerful combination will help Poynter advance our status as the premier resource for current and future journalists."

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