July 16, 2009

Michigan State chooses temporary director of journalism

Looks like Michigan State University's School of Journalism will look more at research as a focus. Lucinea Davenport will lead the school as its temporary director, the new dean of the College of Communications Arts said Wednesday.

She replaces Jane Briggs-Bunting who had a contract to lead through 2010, but was asked to resign July 1. Briggs-Bunting told The State News she will do research for two years away from East Lansing and return to teach.

Davenport, who I met years ago when she was studying computer-assisted reporting, has published several research projects.

The State News reported that the journalism faculty backed Davenport.

No word if the dean will still meet with students as planned today.


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