Tennessee State to name newsroom after biz reporter Ward
The Tennessee State University Department of Communications will name its multimedia newsroom in honor of the late Tennessean business reporter Getahn Ward, the university announced Monday.
Natalie Neysa Aland of The Tennessean writes, “Ward, a business reporter at the Tennessean since 1998 known for his real estate scoops, deep sources and bulldog approach, died Dec. 16 after a brief illness. Ward was also a longtime adjunct journalism professor at TSU and a proud alum of the university. He was 45.
“A ceremony will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Recital Hall in the university’s Performing Arts Center, according to a TSU news release. A brief room dedication will take place immediately following the ceremony.
“‘This servant leader, journalist, man of faith and professor made a huge impact on our students,’ said Department of Communications Chair Tameka Winston. ‘Naming the multimedia newsroom in his honor is our way of permanently recognizing his contributions to the department.'”
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