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15 professors to be trained on how to teach biz journalism

November 8, 2006

Fifteen professors and adjunct instructors will attend a four-day workshop in January on how to teach business reporting at their universities, the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University announced.

The Phoenix Business Journal reported, “The goal is for the fellows to return to their schools with the knowledge to teach business journalism courses.

“‘Business journalism is a crucial field of coverage that requires much greater emphasis at the university level,’ said Andrew Leckey, director of the Reynolds Center.

“The U.S. fellows are: Len Barcousky, University of Pittsburgh; Steve Crane, University Mark Morrisonof Maryland; Anita Fleming-Rife, Grambling State University; Dennis Herrick, University of New Mexico; Harold Higgins, University of Minnesota; John Irby, Washington State University; Ed Lenert, University of Nevada-Reno; Bill McWhirter, Michigan State University; Joe Moore, University of Central Missouri; Mark Morrison, University of Texas at Austin; Thomas Ruggiero, University of Texas at El Paso; Timothy Smith, Kent State University; and Chris Warden, Troy University.

“International fellows are: Thalyta Swanepoel, North-West University in South Africa, and Xu Xiaoge, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.”

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