RTDNF Establishes Lee Thornton Journalism Scholarship
May 11, 2016 at 2:37 PM (PT)
The RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS FOUNDATION has established a scholarship in the nam,e of the late CBS NEWS correspondent and NPR "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" host LEE THORNTON. The LEE THORNTON Journalism Scholarship, to launch in 2017, has been supported by a $50,000 pledge from THORNTON's estate. THORNTON passed away in 2013 at the age of 71.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to honor LEE THORNTON and help journalism students reach their potential," said RTDNF Chair AMY TARDIF. "She was a trailblazing journalist and beloved educator who will be long remembered."
"She was a broadcasting pioneer who inspired so many who came after her," added RTDNF Exec. Dir. MIKE CAVENDER. "We are pleased to be able to carry her legacy into the future."