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Journalism Program Director

McCormick Foundation
205 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 4300
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States

Company Description: The McCormick Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening our free, democratic society by investing in children, communities and country....   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • master's degree , urban studies
    Loyola University of Chicago
  • bachelor's degree , journalism
    Drake University
  • economics
    Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • Master's Degree , Urban Studies
    Loyola University
  • master’s degree , urban studies
    Loyola University
  • bachelor’s degree , journalism
    Drake University
  • economics
    Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • master’s degree , urban studies
    Loyola University of Chicago
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Journalism Staff | Robert R. McCormick Foundation, 28 Aug 2014 [cached]
Clark Bell, Program Director 312.445.5023
Clark Bell is the McCormick Foundation's Journalism Program Director. Clark, who joined the Foundation in October 2005, oversees journalism grant-making initiatives and shapes the program's focus on critical issues facing the news media. He manages an annual grantmaking budget of nearly $6 million.
Clark is a veteran reporter, editor, publisher and communications consultant. Prior to joining the McCormick Foundation, he was managing director for American Healthcare Solutions, where he developed communications strategies for hospitals, medical foundations and technology firms.
His extensive journalistic background includes serving as editor and associate publisher of Modern Healthcare magazine, executive business editor of the Dallas Times Herald and business columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. Earlier, he served as a consumer affairs reporter for the Chicago Daily News and sports writer for the Des Moines Register.
Clark earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Drake University and a master's degree in urban studies from Loyola University of Chicago. He was among the first group of journalists awarded a Sloan Fellowship to study economics at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Bell serves on the board of the American Society of News Editors Foundation and the Accrediting Council on Education and Journalism and Mass Communications. He is on the board of the Chicago Journalists Association Foundation and serves as chair of the advisory council of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness.
Leadership & Staff | Robert R. McCormick Foundation, 28 Aug 2014 [cached]
Clark Bell - Director, Journalism Program
Clark Bell - Program Director
Clark Bell Bio, 3 Feb 2005 [cached]
Clark W. BellManaging Director, CommunicationsAmerican Healthcare Solutions, LLCOne Oxford Centre, Suite 4300301 Grant StreetPittsburgh, PA 15219Telephone: 412.255.3729 , Fax:
Clark Bell,s journalism career gives him a unique perspective on healthcare.He knows the system inside-out, having spent considerable time developing insight from hospital executives, patients, physicians, insurers, payers, policymakers and suppliers.Few, if any, communications consultants have such diversity and institutional knowledge.
During his 15-year tenure as editor and associate publisher of Modern Healthcare, Bell remolded a twice-monthly trade journal into the industry,s premier weekly news publication.Shortly after introducing The Daily Dose on-line newsletter in 2001, Bell was promoted to publisher of Modern Physician.Bell,s well-rounded publishing career also includes stints as a consumer affairs editor for the Chicago Daily News, syndicated business columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and executive business editor of the Dallas Times Herald.
At Modern Physician, Bell engineered collaborative relationships with influential professional organizations including American College of Physician Executives, Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and American Surgical Hospital Association.He also co-chaired the annual conference on physician-hospital relationships at the 2002 Physician Summit in Phoenix and the 2003 event in Chicago.
At Modern Healthcare, a weekly business news magazine with 80,000 healthcare executive subscribers, Bell managed an editorial staff of 30 with an annual budget of $3.5 million.He also created brand extension publications focusing on long-term care, facilities management, managed care, physician leadership and governance.In addition, he spearheaded the development of the Healthcare Hall of Fame, Excellence in Healthcare Marketing and Up & Comers in Healthcare Management.
Bell has served as a keynote speaker at more than 100 healthcare conferences, seminars and annual meetings, including 19 state hospital associations.He has moderated dozens of hospital board retreats and participated in five overseas trade missions.In 2001, he organized healthcare,s first information technology outsourcing conference.Other marketing events Bell developed include a five-city HIPAA educational tour, the Medical Technology Forum and the Chief Information Officer,s Forum.
Mr. Bell completed his Masters of Arts in Urban Studies at Loyola University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Drake University.He was a Sloan Fellow in Economics Journalism at Princeton University.
Clark W. Bell
Four Women-Led News Ideas Win Entrepreneur Awards  |  J-Lab [cached]
"The caliber of entries in this competition continues to increase," said Clark Bell, Journalism Program Director of the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation, which funds the New Media Women Entrepreneurs initiative.
ASNE Foundation Board of Directors, 11 June 2014 [cached]
Clark Bell, McCormick Foundation, Chicago
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