Scholarship created to honor biz journalist Ward
The (Nashville) Tennessean, Tennessee State University and other organizations have partnered to create a new scholarship in the name of the late Getahn Ward, a business reporter at the paper who died this past weekend.
Joey Garrison of The Tennessean writes, “The Getahn Ward Memorial Scholarship, announced Thursday, will be awarded to a journalism student each year who meets qualifications established by the school’s Department of Communications. Other partners include the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gannett Foundation.
“Ward, a business reporter at the Tennessean since 1998, who was known for his real estate scoops, deep sources and bulldog approach, died on Saturday after a brief illness. Ward, an active community leader, was also a longtime adjunct professor at TSU and a proud alum of the university. He was 45.
“Ward, who previously worked at the Nashville Banner before it closed in 1997, had a passion for teaching students and advocating for black journalists.”
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