Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lumpkin introduced as Schieffer director

Bob Schieffer was in town today to introduce the new director of the Schieffer School of Journalism - John O. Lumpkin, an executive with the Associated Press. Check out our coverage here.

Schieffer and Lumpkin also used the introductory event to unveil renderings for the $7 million media convergence lab for students to produce news reports for multiple media platforms from traditional print to online video. It would function along with the TCU Daily Skiff newsroom. Construction is scheduled to begin in May and finish by January 2010.

This is personally exciting for me since I worked at the Skiff with Lumpkin's son in the early- and mid-1990s and had met his dad a few times. Students will find him very approachable and his real world experience should be of value to the whole program.

- Rick

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