Arizona Director, Common Sense Media
Ilana Lowery is the Arizona Director for San-Francisco-based Common Sense Media, the leading nonprofit dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. She was the former editor-in-chief of the Phoenix Business Journal, where she served for 23 years and previously held titles of editor, managing editor, associate editor and reporter at the publication. Prior to the Journal, Ilana was an editor for Independent Newspapers Inc., a community newspaper chain based in Scottsdale. Before moving to the Valley in 1989, she served as a reporter and editor for Pulitzer Newspapers in Chicago. She also worked as an associate producer for the NBC-TV affiliate there. A 1986 graduate of the University of Illinois, Ilana regularly serves as an adjunct professor at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. In 2015, Ilana was inducted into the Valley of the Sun Society of Professional Journalists Order of the Silver Key Society for her more than 25 years of dedication to the profession, and in 2014, she was named an Athena Award finalist by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.
About Common Sense:
Common Sense is a San Francisco-based nonprofit group with offices in Arizona, New York and Washington, D.C., that studies how media and technology affect and impact children. Our goal is to call attention to the influence of media and tech on kids’ lives and to empower families with the information they need to be advocates for their children. For the past 15 years, Common Sense Media has helped connect, inform, and empower families, educators, and policymakers to harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives. We are the leading voice on kids and tech in the U.S. and internationally, with a wide range of programs and advocacy efforts focused on digital access, well-being, and learning. More than 80 million families rely on Common Sense every year to help them practice safe and healthy media habits with their kids.