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Remembering Dave Morrow

March 30, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Josh Dawsey, a senior at the University of South Carolina, was the inaugural recipient of the David Morrow Scholarship for Business Journalism, named after the former editor in chief of TheStreet.com. He received the award earlier this month at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers‘ annual conference in Indianapolis

Dawsey writes about Morrow, noting, “Dave Morrow had asked Donald Trump the serious financial questions and had one lingering query.

“Morrow — a former editor of TheStreet.com and an alumnus of the University of South Carolina — wanted to know if Trump’s famous matted hair was real. The real estate mogul said yes and jokingly prodded Morrow to test it himself, so Morrow grabbed a lock and dutifully noted the hair as genuine.

“Morrow’s encounter with Donald Trump was among dozens of anecdotes regaled by his former colleagues during the Society of Business Editors and Writers annual conference in Indianapolis March 15-18.

“Morrow was a renowned business journalist who died in 2010 after a bout with cancer. He was only 49 but had created an enviable resume, writing for Fortune Magazine and The New York Times, among others. Morrow served on SABEW’s board and counted many of the organization’s members as close friends.”

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