Retired AP Journo Makes Huge Endowment to Indiana University

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By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

(AP) Indiana University says a $1.75 million donation from retired Associated Press reporter and editor Marty Anderson will endow a scholarship fund for journalism students.

The university announced Tuesday the creation of the Ann and Marty Anderson Scholarship in Journalism with the largest individual gift ever to the School of Journalism.

Anderson graduated from IU in 1957 and began a 33-year career with the AP in Indiana after serving in the Army. His work for the AP included covering the Beatles’ only Indiana concert and a deadly gas explosion at the state fairgrounds coliseum in 1963.

Anderson said he was gratified that his contribution would help students attend what he called the finest journalism facility in the country.

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