About Bill Mitchell
MITCHELL, BILL is a veteran journalist and teacher who retired this month as leader of Entrepreneurial and International programs at the Poynter Institute. Mitchell joined Poynter in 1999 and directed the Institute’s Web site for 10 years. He spent the Fall of 2009 as a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard, exploring emerging business models for local news in the public interest. Before joining Poynter, Mitchell worked for the new media arm of Universal Press Syndicate (editor and director of development), the San Jose Mercury News (director of electronic publishing), Time Magazine (Detroit bureau chief) and the Detroit Free Press. He started at the Free Press as a reporter in 1972 and worked as city-county bureau chief, Washington correspondent, European correspondent, city editor, and assistant managing editor for projects. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting, and served twice as a Pulitzer juror.
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