By: Editorial Staff
MURRAY FROMSON, A former Associated Press and CBS News foreign correspondent, has been named interim director of the University of Southern California’s School of Journalism.
He will succeed William Woestendiek, whose contract was not renewed after six years as director of the school (E&P, April 30, p. 37).
Fromson is currently a professor in the journalism school, where he directs the Center for International Journalism.
After serving as combat correspondent for Pacific Stars & Stripes during the Korean War, Fromson, at 23, became the youngest-ever foreign correspondent for AP.
From 1962 through 1977, he was a CBS correspondent, reporting on the Vietnam War, the Chicago Seven conspiracy trial, Dr. Martin Luther King’s Selma march and several space missions.
In 1970, Fromson proposed and was instrumental in founding the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
USC has announced plans to move the journalism school and the department of communication arts and sciences out of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences into an expanded Annenberg School for Communication. The Annenberg Foundation has made a $120 million grant to USC to launch the Annenberg Center for Communication, which will house the schools of journalism, cinema-television and engineering.