Advisory Board Bio: Karen Bordeleau

Karen BordeleauKaren Bordeleau, ex officio member, is an adjunct professor of Journalism at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern, she was senior vice president and executive editor of The Providence Journal, which she joined in 1996 as a copyeditor.

During her career at The Journal, Bordeleau has served as a special sections reporter, section editor, assistant city editor, assistant managing editor/online, managing editor/production and deputy executive editor. She supervises all reporters, photographers and editors and is responsible for the entire news report on all print, digital and mobile platforms.

Bordeleau is also an adjunct professor of journalism at Emerson College in Boston, where she teaches ethics as well as editing and design. She has also been on the adjunct faculties at the University of Rhode Island, Northeastern University and Bryant University. Bordeleau earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism cum laude from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in political science summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island. She was a Sulzberger fellow at Columbia University in 2011.

She has organized and participated in journalism training and/or exchanges with several countries including Russia, Iran, Pakistan and Kenya.