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Scholarship created to honor biz journalist Ward

December 21, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

Getahn Ward
Getahn Ward

The (Nashville) Tennessean, Tennessee State University and other organizations have partnered to create a new scholarship in the name of the late Getahn Ward, a business reporter at the paper who died this past weekend.

Joey Garrison of The Tennessean writes, “The Getahn Ward Memorial Scholarship, announced Thursday, will be awarded to a journalism student each year who meets qualifications established by the school’s Department of Communications. Other partners include the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gannett Foundation.

“Ward, a business reporter at the Tennessean since 1998, who was known for his real estate scoops, deep sources and bulldog approach, died on Saturday after a brief illness. Ward, an active community leader, was also a longtime adjunct professor at TSU and a proud alum of the university. He was 45.

“Ward, who previously worked at the Nashville Banner before it closed in 1997, had a passion for teaching students and advocating for black journalists.”

Read more here.

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