Joan Connell

Joan Connell is an award-winning journalist and media consultant with a longstanding interest in ethics and digital media. From 2009 to 2011, she was the Dart Center's Associate Director for Operations and Finance. 

As religion and ethics editor at the San Jose (California) Mercury News, she contributed to the newspaper's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. At Newhouse News Service in Washington, D. C., she was a Pulitzer finalist in 1994 for beat reporting on religion, ethics and moral issues. As editor of Religion News Service from 1993 to 1997, she led a global network of correspondents who provided news about religion to more than 100 major newspapers and broadcast organizations. She joined in 1997 as executive producer of opinions in Redmond, Washington. She later developed editorial policies and strategies for Microsoft's MSN portal. From 2005 to 2009, she was Web Editor at The Nation magazine in New York City. 

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