Four journalists have been named the inaugural Reynolds visiting business journalism professors at Colorado State University, Grambling State University, Texas Christian University and the University of South Carolina under a $1.67 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
The five-year program will ultimately create 11 visiting professorships at 11 different schools. It is administered through the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
The inaugural visiting professors, who will teach in the spring semester of 2012, are:
- Karen Blumenthal at Texas Christian University. Blumenthal, the author of several business books, writes The Wall Street Journal’s “Getting Going” column and is its former Dallas bureau chief.
- Rob Reuteman at Colorado State University. Reuteman, a freelance business journalist, is a former business editor of the Rocky Mountain News and former president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
- Will Sutton at Grambling State University. Sutton, a former president of the National Association of Black Journalists, has held senior management positions at daily newspapers that include The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. He is a former Nieman Fellow.
- Rob Wells at the University of South Carolina. Wells is deputy bureau chief for Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal in Washington, and previously worked for Bloomberg News and The Associated Press.
The professorships will enable students at the four universities to get valuable training in a specialized and increasingly critical area of journalism, said Andrew Leckey, president of the Reynolds Center and the Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism at the Cronkite School.
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