Missouri J-School Hires Former RTDNA President

By Andrew Gauthier 

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Former RTDNA President Barbara Cochran has been named the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Cochran will be based in the school’s bureau in Washington, where she has spent her entire career in print and broadcast media. Earlier this year, she stepped down after 12 years at the helm of RTDNA.

Dean Mills, dean of the school, said Cochran was the ideal choice. “She’s one of those rare journalists who has been an international leader in both commercial and public broadcast and newspapers. More…