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Joan Connell

Joan Connell is an award-winning journalist with a longstanding interest in religion, ethics and online media.

She was Senior Editor at, formulating editorial policy and strategy for the Microsoft portal. From 1997 to 2003, she was Executive Producer for Opinions at and Editor of Religion News Service. Earlier, she was a national correspondent for Newhouse News Service in Washington,DC, where she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for reporting on religion, ethics and moral issues.

She also worked as Religion & Ethics Editor at the San Jose Mercury News and as a reporter and editor at the Bellingham Herald in Bellingham, Washington.