College media advisers Kelly Furnas at Virginia Tech University (2007) and Jim Killam (2008) at Northern Illinois University were praised for guiding their student newspaper teams through extreme crises when horrific violence struck their campuses. Each adviser kept his journalists focused on their mission of providing the “extended” community of readers with accurate, timely and sensitive news coverage. But Furnas and Killam were also responsible for the safety, health, and welfare of dozens of student reporters, editors, photographers, designers and support personnel.
September 22, 2011
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