Monday, October 30, 2017

Jocelyn Bell named incoming editor of United Church's Observer

 Incoming editor Jocelyn Bell (left) with retiring editor David Wilson. Photo by Observer Staff
Incoming editor Jocelyn Bell (left) with retiring editor David Wilson. Photo by Observer Staff
Jocelyn Bell has been named the incoming editor of The Observer and CEO of Observer Publications Inc. at the United Church of Canada. She will replace David Wilson, who is retiring at the end of 2017 after more than 30 years with The Observer, the past 11 as editor/publisher. Currently the magazine's managing editor, Bell was selected from more than 80 candidates who responded to a public call for applications last summer.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Toronto’s Ryerson University, and has worked in the newsrooms of several major daily newspapers including the Toronto Star and Hamilton Spectator
Before joining The Observer, Jocelyn was editor of Childview magazine. 

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