Communities Program Grants
Communities Program Grants Approved
McCORMICK TRIBUNE FOUNDATION
SELECTS CLARK BELL
AS DIRECTOR OF JOURNALISM PROGRAM
The McCormick Tribune Foundation announces the addition of Clark Bell, a veteran reporter, editor and publisher, as director of its journalism program.
will oversee the programâ€™s grantmaking initiatives and shape the programâ€™s focus on critical issues facing the news media.
comes to the foundation with an extensive journalistic background.
He was publisher of Modern Physician magazine and editor and associate publisher of Modern Healthcare magazine.
Previously, he was executive business editor of the Dallas Times Herald and marketing columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times.
Bell was also a reporter for the Chicago Daily News and the Des Moines Register.
Most recently, Bell was managing director for American Healthcare Solutions where he developed communications strategies for hospitals, foundations and healthcare information technology firms.
"The McCormick Tribune Foundation
is a leader in advancing freedom of expression and diversity among journalists of todayâ€"as well as those of tomorrow," said Bell
"I am proud to be joining a team so committed to investing in the future of a field absolutely essential to an informed and engaged citizenry."
Bell, a Hinsdale, Ill. resident, holds a bachelorâ€™s degree in journalism from Drake University and a masterâ€™s degree in urban studies from Loyola University.
He was among the first group of journalists awarded the Sloan Fellowship to study economics at Princeton Universityâ€™s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
quickly emerged as an excellent candidate for this position.
Bell currently serves on the Chicago Journalists Associationâ€™s board of directors.
He has also been a board member of Chicago Health Outreach, Heartland Alliance, Health Insights and the Academy for International Health Studies.