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8/9/96

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Journalist William F. Woo to teach at Stanford

STANFORD -- William F. Woo, former editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has been appointed the Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Professional Journalism in the Department of Communication for the 1996-97 academic year.

He will teach an Autumn Quarter course in news media management. He also will offer a news reporting class in Winter Quarter and a course in opinion writing in Spring Quarter.

A graduate of the University of Kansas, Woo worked for the Post-Dispatch for more than 30 years, rising from reporter to foreign correspondent, Washington columnist, editorial writer, editorial page editor, and for the past 10 years the newspaper's editor.

He is a director of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and has chaired its Ethics Committee. He serves on the Board of Visitors of Stanford's John S. Knight Fellowships, and he will be a 1997 Pulitzer Prize juror.

Woo frequently lectures on journalism issues and has won many professional honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Asian American Journalists Association, the Distinguished Service Medal of the University of Missouri, and the Distinguished Service Award of the Elijah Parrish Lovejoy Society, named for a 19th Century abolitionist and editor.

The Lokey professorship was endowed by Stanford alumnus Lorry I. Lokey, founder and president of Business Wire, a San Francisco-based news service. The first Lokey Visiting Professor was Boston Globe syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman, who spent Winter Quarter 1995-96 at Stanford.

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