OLD Media Moves

Former WSJ editor to teach journalism

February 4, 2009

Barney Calame, the former deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, has been named as the Ottaway professor of journalism at State University of New York at New Paltz.

An Associated Press story states, “The Ottaway Professorship brings renowned journalists to the campus each spring semester to teach a special topics course. Calame, a 42-year journalism veteran, will offer his insight on ethical issues, focusing on what values of journalism are critically important to maintain as the press makes its transition to the online arena.

“Calame spent nearly 40 years at the Wall Street Journal, working as a reporter in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., before becoming top editor. After retiring from the Wall Street Journal, he served as president of the board of directors of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund then stepped into the position of public editor at the New York Times. There he wrote columns that attracted national attention and assessed the paper’s journalistic integrity.

“In his class, ‘Journalism and Integrity,’ Calame said he plans to ‘zero in on the essential ethical and reporting standards that need to be preserved on the Web, if the news provided there is going to have the credibility required of the traditional watchdog role that print journalism has long played.'”

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