Owen, the research director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia School of Journalism, is joining the UBC journalism faculty in July as an assistant professor of global studies and digital media. 

 Taylor Owen, the research director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia School of Journalism, is joining the UBC journalism faculty in July as an assistant professor of global studies and digital media.

Owen is also the founding editor-in-chief of the Canadian International Council’s international affairs platform OpenCanada.org and the research director of the Munk Debates.

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“Taylor is an example of the kind of journalist we want to produce at the School of Journalism,” said the school’s director Peter Klein in a statement. “He’s a respected public thinker, an emerging scholar, a skilled communicator, an excellent researcher—and he has a vision for where journalism is going today.”


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