Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (Columbia J-School) leads the way towards journalism’s future, by educating and training students from around the world to become accomplished professional journalists. This grant will endow a professorship at the Columbia J-School, called the Leonard Tow Professor of Journalism and Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism (Tow Center). As it approaches its tenth anniversary, the Tow Center and its leadership play an increasingly influential role in the rapidly changing and complex world of journalism and journalism education. This Professorship conveys the importance of the Tow Center to the Columbia J-School while elevating the prestige and visibility of its leader. The inaugural holder of the Professorship will be Emily Bell, who is the founding and current director of the Tow Center.