Ebony Reed is leaving as executive advertising director at the Boston Business Journal to become director of innovation at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and director of its Futures Lab, effective April 15. Previously, she was director of business development for local markets with The Associated Press. Reed, who had been an instructor at the UMissouri School of Journalism’s online master’s degree program, will now be an associate professor at the school. She has served on the board of directors of the Columbia Missourian, a newspaper managed by professional editors and staffed by students at the UMissouri School of Journalism.

The Transitions were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondents Ashleane Alabre, Jenna Ciccotelli and Joseph Dussault, undergraduate students at Northeastern University.