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March 26, 2014 | By Daniel Miller
Journalist Willow Bay has been named director of the journalism school at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the university announced Wednesday. Bay, 50, is  a senior editor at the Huffington Post and a s pecial correspondent and host for Bloomberg TV . She also has been a producer, author and  television news anchor, and is married to Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive of Walt Disney Co. “The breadth of Willow Bay's experiences, skills and talents is extraordinary,” said Ernest James Wilson III, dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, in a statement.  “Her leadership will help our innovative school aggressively continue our path of creating -- and defining -- the digital future.” ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Bay has co-anchored ABC's "Good Morning America/Sunday" and CNN's "Moneyline News Hour," and was the lead writer and producer of CNN's weekend news program "Pinnacle.
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March 26, 2014 | By Larry Gordon and Daniel Miller
Television news anchor Willow Bay, a veteran of ABC, CNN and Bloomberg TV, will be the next director of USC's School of Journalism, campus officials announced Wednesday. Bay's experience is expected to help the school emphasize online and television journalism. Her two predecessors worked in newspapers. Bay's selection concludes a lengthy search that was marred last year when the previously announced choice, a Northwestern University professor, turned down the USC job two days after accepting it. Bay, 50, is a senior editor at Huffington Post and a special correspondent and host for Bloomberg TV. She has co-anchored ABC's "Good Morning America/Sunday" and CNN's "Moneyline News Hour," and was the lead writer and producer of CNN's weekend news program "Pinnacle.
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April 30, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The search for a new director of USC's journalism school has taken a confusing turn after a Northwestern University professor accepted the job but then suddenly withdrew two days later. Douglas Foster's reversal and decision not to head up USC's undergraduate and graduate journalism programs “was disappointing,” according to Ernest J. Wilson III, dean of the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. But Wilson predicted it would turn out to be “a bump in the road” in the life of the journalism school, which is one of Annenberg's two academic units.
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March 26, 2014 | By Daniel Miller
Journalist Willow Bay has been named director of the journalism school at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the university announced Wednesday. Bay, 50, is  a senior editor at the Huffington Post and a s pecial correspondent and host for Bloomberg TV . She also has been a producer, author and  television news anchor, and is married to Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive of Walt Disney Co. “The breadth of Willow Bay's experiences, skills and talents is extraordinary,” said Ernest James Wilson III, dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, in a statement.  “Her leadership will help our innovative school aggressively continue our path of creating -- and defining -- the digital future.” ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Bay has co-anchored ABC's "Good Morning America/Sunday" and CNN's "Moneyline News Hour," and was the lead writer and producer of CNN's weekend news program "Pinnacle.
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April 17, 2009 | JAMES RAINEY
Maybe this is what it feels like to be a minister returning to the seminary, an officer back at the academy, an old ballplayer joining the rookies for another spring training. I'm at a journalism school talking to young people and they are affirming the faith: the thrill of chasing a story, the queasy high of deadline, the satisfaction of getting it first and the enduring hope it all might matter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Larry Gordon and Daniel Miller
Television news anchor Willow Bay, a veteran of ABC, CNN and Bloomberg TV, will be the next director of USC's School of Journalism, campus officials announced Wednesday. Bay's experience is expected to help the school emphasize online and television journalism. Her two predecessors worked in newspapers. Bay's selection concludes a lengthy search that was marred last year when the previously announced choice, a Northwestern University professor, turned down the USC job two days after accepting it. Bay, 50, is a senior editor at Huffington Post and a special correspondent and host for Bloomberg TV. She has co-anchored ABC's "Good Morning America/Sunday" and CNN's "Moneyline News Hour," and was the lead writer and producer of CNN's weekend news program "Pinnacle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edward P. Bassett, 72, a hands-on journalism educator who chaired schools at five major universities, including USC and Northwestern, and also helped direct newspaper organizations, including the Gannett chain, has died. He was 72. Bassett, most recently chairman of the University of Washington school of communications, died Thursday at his home in Portland, Ore. He had suffered from liver disease.
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August 19, 2000
While in journalism school, Chris Dufresne must have been paying close attention when his professors emphasized consistency in reporting. In every story he writes about Nebraska, no matter what year, subject or angle, there's always a reference to Lawrence Phillips. BILL STRATEMAN Laguna Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1989
The cub reporter who wrote the editorial diatribe about Huntington Beach parking fees (April 9) should be sent back to journalism school. A pro would have discovered that the present fees don't cover the beach operating costs, including the cost of removing tons of garbage strewn on the beach by out-of-towners. Since most cars arriving at the beach contain several occupants, the fee increase is about the same as the cost of one can of soda pop per person. Big deal. BILL ROSENTHAL Huntington Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1989
How could you stoop so low? Your article, "Where the Big Bucks Are" (Jan. 27), is a blatant case of irresponsible journalism. Did your editor and staff writer study at the Journalism School for the Rich and Famous? Even Robin Leach has better taste than to print maps on how to find these so-called "filthy rich"! With serious crime having risen sharply in these areas the past few years, this type of sensationalism shows your complete disregard for civic responsibility. My daughter was terrified to be home alone that day. If large pictures and cheap articles are the only way you can fill your local editions, perhaps it would be better to go back to a solid edition with journalistic merit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The Northwestern University professor who had agreed to head up USC's journalism programs but then quickly decided against it attributed his decision to “a mismatch” between visions of the job. Douglas Foster said that last week he had tentatively accepted the position as director of USC's journalism school, pending agreement on a few points. He declined to specify what details caused him to change his mind two days later, and stressed that final contract papers with the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism had not been drawn up or signed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The search for a new director of USC's journalism school has taken a confusing turn after a Northwestern University professor accepted the job but then suddenly withdrew two days later. Douglas Foster's reversal and decision not to head up USC's undergraduate and graduate journalism programs “was disappointing,” according to Ernest J. Wilson III, dean of the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. But Wilson predicted it would turn out to be “a bump in the road” in the life of the journalism school, which is one of Annenberg's two academic units.
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August 8, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Who remembers the great names of the city room? In a single generation, someone said, paraphrasing Kipling, they are one with Nineveh and Tyre, covered over with dust and forgotten. Which is one reason why it was so satisfying to see the sizable obituaries for film critic Judith Crist, who died Tuesday at age 90. Though regularly passed over in the deserved attention paid to the twin towers of Andrew Sarris and Pauline Kael, Crist was a force to be reckoned with in her prime, writing successively for the New York Herald Tribune, New York Magazine and TV Guide and appearing regularly on "The Today Show.
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June 22, 2012 | MARY MCNAMARA, TELEVISION CRITIC
If you ask a smart, talented, prolific, highly opinionated and possibly overextended writer to create a series for you whenever he gets the chance, you might get a terrific television show. Or you might get "The Newsroom," which is what HBO got when it approached Aaron Sorkin with just such a request. Sorkin, of course, is the man behind "Sports Night" and "The West Wing," two of the truly great workplace shows of our time, as well as the short-lived "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" which was not. He has also written a fistful of admirable screenplays, including last year's Oscar-winning "The Social Network.
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April 17, 2009 | JAMES RAINEY
Maybe this is what it feels like to be a minister returning to the seminary, an officer back at the academy, an old ballplayer joining the rookies for another spring training. I'm at a journalism school talking to young people and they are affirming the faith: the thrill of chasing a story, the queasy high of deadline, the satisfaction of getting it first and the enduring hope it all might matter.
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December 7, 2008 | CHRISTOPHER HAWTHORNE, ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
Let's be honest. Nobody running a massive media company these days -- or working for one, or fleeing from one, or bravely enough trying to land a job at one -- knows quite what the future holds for the journalism business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The Northwestern University professor who had agreed to head up USC's journalism programs but then quickly decided against it attributed his decision to “a mismatch” between visions of the job. Douglas Foster said that last week he had tentatively accepted the position as director of USC's journalism school, pending agreement on a few points. He declined to specify what details caused him to change his mind two days later, and stressed that final contract papers with the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism had not been drawn up or signed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edward P. Bassett, 72, a hands-on journalism educator who chaired schools at five major universities, including USC and Northwestern, and also helped direct newspaper organizations, including the Gannett chain, has died. He was 72. Bassett, most recently chairman of the University of Washington school of communications, died Thursday at his home in Portland, Ore. He had suffered from liver disease.
SPORTS
August 19, 2000
While in journalism school, Chris Dufresne must have been paying close attention when his professors emphasized consistency in reporting. In every story he writes about Nebraska, no matter what year, subject or angle, there's always a reference to Lawrence Phillips. BILL STRATEMAN Laguna Beach
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