Adam Clayton Powell III

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Adam Clayton Powell III "is vice president of technology and programs at The Freedom Forum, supervising forums and programs on information technologies and new media. He also writes and edits several articles a month on new media for The Freedom Forum's Web site, and he created and is executive producer of the weekly "Newseum Radio" hour-long magazine program on NPR Worldwide. Powell also created and is executive producer of the daily Freedom Forum radio service on the Internet.

"Previously, Powell was director of technology studies and programs at The Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University from 1994 to 1996, after having served as a consultant and lecturer there from 1985 to 1994. He also twice served as a Media Studies Center fellow, in 1990 and 1993, and coordinated a series of South Africa media projects, analyzing African journalism and supervising an exchange of journalists between the United States and South Africa.

"Before that, Powell was an executive producer at Quincy Jones Entertainment, where he produced Jesse Jackson's weekly television series in 1990-1991. He has also served as vice president of news and information programming at National Public Radio; a manager of network radio and television news for CBS News; and news director of all-news WINS in New York.

"Powell is the co-author of "Lethargy `96: How the Media Covered a Listless Campaign," and he has contributed to three recent books: "NextMedia Reader: New Technology and the American Newsroom," "The Internet for Broadcasters, Demystifying Media Technology" and "Death by Cheeseburger: High School Journalism in the 1990s and Beyond."

"Recent articles by Powell have appeared in Media Ethics Quarterly, Reason and Wired magazine, and he has been interviewed on new-media trends by The New York Times, Editor & Publisher and other publications. He also contributed to a textbook on Internet journalism from McGraw-Hill, and to "Journalism and New Media" from Columbia University Press, both scheduled for publication in 2000.

"Among the awards Powell has won are the 1999 World Technology Award for Media and Journalism, and the Overseas Press Club and Associated Press awards for international and regional reporting, respectively. In 1989 Powell initiated and supervised a reporting project at NPR that won every major award in radio, including the Peabody, Columbia-duPont, Armstrong and Ohio State awards."" [1]

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  1. Adam Clayton Powell III, Freedom Forum, accessed November 28, 2007.
  2. Advisory Council, Center on International Media Assistance, accessed November 28, 2007.
  3. Center Bios, USC Center on Public Diplomacy, accessed February 12, 2008.