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Reynolds Foundation gives $8 million for biz journalism education

September 18, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has donated $8.21 million to Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism to improve news coverage of complex business and economic issues.

Angela Gonzales of the Phoenix Business Journal writes, “Of the $8.21 million going to ASU, $6.21 million will continue the work of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business journalism, which was created in 2003 and has been operated by ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications since 2006.

“The other $2 million will be used to establish a permanent endowment at ASU for the Donald W. Reynolds Visiting Professorship in Business Journalism.

“A Reynolds Visiting Professorship in Business Journalism was launched at the Cronkite School in 2010, providing the opportunity for students to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a distinguished business journalist. In addition to teaching courses in business journalism, the visiting professor establishes partnerships with local business media and contributes to BusinessJournalism.org.

“The new endowment will make the visiting professorship at Cronkite permanent.”

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