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Julia Turner, Senior Vice President for Content Business Strategy at the Los Angeles Times, will join the USC Annenberg Center for Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) as a Senior Fellow, focusing on ways to develop new, sustainable business models to preserve and protect journalism and strengthen community and democracy, particularly in Southern California.

Before joining the Los Angeles Times in November 2018, Turner was the Editor-in-Chief of Slate, where she expanded the online magazine’s audience, its podcast network, and its membership program.

“With her background at Slate and then as part of the senior editorial leadership team at the Los Angeles Times, Julia Turner brings decades of experience exploring how to create and support innovative, high-caliber journalism in the digital age,” said CCLP’s Director Geoffrey Cowan. “We look forward to working with her in the months ahead.” Since it was launched in 2008, CCLP has produced a series of studies of local news and of methods to fund the news industry.

“I’m a student at heart, and I’m thrilled about expanding my thinking on ways to sustain news media ecosystems through a research lens,” Turner said.

For more about Turner’s experience, see her bio here

As a Senior Fellow at CCLP, Turner will join an exceptional group of scholars and distinguished professionals. A full list is available at https://communicationleadership.usc.edu/fellows/senior-fellows/