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Journalism program receives $1,000 donation from WXYZ-TV/Channel 7...
The Wayne State University Department of Communication's journalism program is the recipient of a $1,000 donation from Detroit's WXYZ-TV/Channel 7. The donation will be awarded as a scholarship to a student majoring in broadcast journalism.
The donation originated as the cash prize of the 2013 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, regarded as the highest award in broadcast journalism, which was won January 22 by WXYZ News for its years-long investigative series Wayne County Confidential: Government Run Amok.
"On behalf of everyone at WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 it is a great honor and privilege to donate $1,000 to a deserving student in the Wayne State University journalism program," said WXYZ VP and General Manager, Ed Fernandez. "As a longtime donor of WSU’s journalism program, especially its Journalism Institute for Media Diversity, we hope this will help someone continue their important academic career. WXYZ-TV and the E.W. Scripps Company are committed to furthering excellence in journalism and are proud to contribute to the success of Wayne State's outstanding program."
Learn more about the major in broadcast journalism at Wayne State's Department of Communication.
Learn more about WXYZ-TV winning the duPont-Columbia award for 2012:
Deadline Detroit.com, 1/23
WXYZ investigative team gets big kudos: Presented with prestigious award in NY.