Former RTDNA Pres. Barbara Cochran Joins Missouri School Of Journalism Faculty
August 26, 2010 at 10:38 AM (PT)
RTDNA Pres. Emeritus BARBARA COCHRAN will join the MISSOURI SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM faculty as the CURTIS B. HURLEY Chair in Public Affairs Reporting in WASHINGTON.
"The School is very excited to have a person at the very top of our profession join our faculty and carry out the mission of the HURLEY Chair," said STACEY WOELFEL, an associate professor and News Director at the school and current RTDNF chairman. "BARBARA brings the gold standard in broadcast journalism to MISSOURI's efforts to improve public affairs reporting."
"I'm very honored to have been selected to be the HURLEY Chair," said COCHRAN. "This position presents a marvelous opportunity to study public affairs journalism at a time of tremendous change. Digital media are having a profound impact on how policy-makers and journalists communicate with the public. The HURLEY Chair can explore that and other trends in public affairs journalism by convening experts, commenting on media issues and connecting the SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM's research with the WASHINGTON journalism community."