Lifetime Achievement Honor for Northwestern’s Abe Peck

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By: E&P Staff

Longtime Northwestern University journalism professor Abe Peck will receive the American Society of Business Publications’ (ASBPE) Lifetime Achievement Award.

He’ll accept the honor at a July 24 ceremony during the ASBPE’s National Editorial Conference in Kansas City.

Peck is retiring this year after 28 years at the Medill School of Journalism. He’s currently the chair of journalism and cross-media storytelling at Medill, holds two professorships, and is involved with the Media Marketing Center.

From his new home in Santa Barbara, Calif., Peck will continue as special counselor to Medill’s dean, work on the school’s digital projects, and serve Medill in other capacities.

The eighth winner of ASBPE’s lifetime achievement honor began his career in magazines with the then-fledgling underground press in Chicago. Peck later worked for Rolling Stone magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Daily News.

He’s also the author of “Uncovering the Sixties: The Life and Times of the Underground Press,” and has edited or contributed to nine other books.

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