Tuesday, May 28, 2024

UNC journalism school honors newspaper icon Frank Daniels Jr.

The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media established a new executive-in-residence program to honor Frank Daniels Jr., the legendary former president and publisher of the News & Observer based in Raleigh. He is among the owners of Old North State Magazines, publisher of Business North Carolina.

The program, established by members of the Daniels family, will provide students and faculty with opportunities to learn from key media leaders and honor Daniels’ legacy during his 26 years leading the N&O. He’s a 1953 grad of the Chapel Hill university.

“Frank A. Daniels Jr. has built a legacy of truth-telling, education, democracy and courageous journalism across the state of North Carolina,” says Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz. “We are grateful for his service to our university and his efforts to move North Carolina forward.”

The executive-in-residence will lead a semester-long course in their area of expertise and establish the annual Frank A. Daniels Jr. Lecture, featuring discussion of emerging issues in media, politics and public discourse.

Daniels has a long history of supporting education in North Carolina, having served on the UNC Board of Governors and as a trustee at UNC’s Institute of Private Enterprise, Appalachian State University, Saint Mary’s College and Peace College.

Read more about Daniels career here.


David Mildenberg
David Mildenberg
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