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Bill Densmore

Since September 2008, Bill has served as a Reynolds Fellow and continued as a consultant at the University of Missouri's Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute working on The Information Valet Project. He is also director/editor of the Media Giraffe Project at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and the New England News Forum. A career journalist, he has been an editor/writer for The Associated Press, for trade publications in business, law and insurance; and freelanced for general circulation dailies including the Boston Globe. In 1993, after nine years owning and publishing weeklies in Berkshire County, Mass., Bill formed what became Clickshare Service Corp., which provides user registration, authentication and transaction-handling for Internet web content. Bill has also served as advertising director for a small, group-owned daily; and as an interim director of the not-for-profit Hancock Shaker Village. He has taught and lectured in journalism at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, in North Adams, Mass., and was a director of the Action Coalition for Media Education. Densmore Associates develops partner and other business strategies for independent media and print publishers, including newspapers and NewsTrust, an initiative to create a consumer news-recommendation service. Bill holds a bachelor's degree in environmental policy and communications from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.



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