David Klatell is a recognized expert on the development and management of journalism education and training programs. He has advised universities and professional organizations in more than 20 nations across Europe, Africa and Asia. Until 2008 he held the positions of Vice Dean and Academic Dean at the Journalism School. Before joining Columbia University, he served as chairman of the journalism department and director of the School of Journalism at Boston University, where he taught for 17 years. He has also taught and lectured at many universities, including Harvard and M.I.T., where he was co-director of The News Study Group, a journalism research center.
Professor Klatell was a professional broadcast journalist, winning awards as an editor and producer of news and documentary films. He is the co-author of two books about the business relationships between television and sports, and his articles about television have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post and other major newspapers and magazines. He served for many years as chairman of the jury for the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards in broadcast journalism.
As a professional consultant, he advised the development of television news organizations in Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and China. He also served as director of international station development for New York Times Television and Video News International.
His interests are centered on converging media and the business models needed to sustain them. Currently, he teaches a seminar titled, "Re-inventing Television News."
He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Boston University.
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