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John Yemma

deputy managing editor of multimedia, The Boston Globe

Fellow for Transforming News Organizations for the Digital Future

John Yemma is deputy managing editor of The Boston Globe for multimedia. His duties include managing the editorial-content staff of Boston.com and working with The Boston Globe newsroom to put more of its content online. This position has included leading efforts to build multimedia packages, blogs, podcasts, and other online treatments as well as playing a role in the development of local search and community publishing initiatives. Before taking on the multimedia role in late 2005, Yemma concentrated on enterprise stories and special projects. In 1999, Yemma and his colleague Dan Golden won the 65th annual Headliner's Award for beat coverage for their examination of Harvard University. Yemma also was editor of the 1999 Polk Award-winning series on abuse of mental patients by medical researchers. He has worked in various posts for the Dallas Morning News, UPI, The Globe, and the Christian Science Monitor. In 1994 he was a Reuter Fellow at Oxford. He is a graduate of the University of Texas.

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