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Veteran journalist Frank Brown joins YDS as assistant director, publications

Frank Brown, a veteran journalist who has written for Religion News Service, Newsweek, The Moscow Times and other publications, has been appointed assistant director, publications at Yale Divinity School.

In this position, Brown will direct production of printed materials aimed at promoting public recognition, awareness and support of the school—including, among others: Spectrum, YDS's annual year-in-review; the Yale Divinity School Bulletin; and the Commencement magazine. Drawing on his experience in the world of religion reporting, Brown will also contribute articles that will appear both in print and on the YDS web site.

Frank BrownGustav Spohn '73 M.A.R., director of communications and publications at YDS, said, “We at Yale Divinity School are fortunate to have someone of Frank Brown's caliber directing our publications efforts. I am confident that he will not only help maintain our tradition of high-quality publications but will be instrumental in bringing our publications to the next level.”

In 2003-05, Brown was acting Moscow bureau chief at Newsweek. From 1997-2003, he was a correspondent in Moscow for Religion News Service and The Jerusalem Report and for three years prior to that was a staff writer and features editor at The Moscow Times, the city's only English-language newspaper. While in Moscow, Brown also co-founded a Russian-language newspaper for the homeless.

After graduating from Columbia University in 1987 with a B.A. in history, Brown worked for two years as a news assistant at The New York Times, followed by several years of reporting for The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Lakeland ( Florida ) Ledger.

Brown succeeds Jamie Manson, who left her position at YDS in December. On a contractual basis, Manson continues her position as editor of Reflections, Yale Divinity School's journal of religious inquiry and opinion.

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