Warren Lerude

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"Professor Warren Lerude teaches Media Leaders and Issues (management) and First Amendment and Society (media law) and coordinates the Reynolds School of Journalism's Professional Internship Program. He is a 1977 Pulitzer Prize winner in journalism for editorial writing and has served on seven Pulitzer Prize juries at Columbia University in New York City. Lerude is a member of the National Advisory Committee of The Newseum, a $50 million museum set up by The Freedom Forum. He serves as an international consultant on media management and freedom of information matters and has been a member of the editorial board of USA TODAY, the board of directors of The Oakland Tribune and the board of the Squaw Valley USA Ski Corp.

"Lerude is a 1961 journalism graduate of the University of Nevada. After a career as a reporter and editor with The Associated Press in Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas and Reno, he joined the Reno newspapers and rose from reporter to editor, publisher and president of the Reno Evening Gazette and Nevada State Journal."[1]


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  1. Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education Board, organizational web page, accessed April 10, 2014.