FSC professor selected
as ASNE Institute
for Journalism Excellence Fellow
LAKELAND, Fla. (Jan. 15,
2003) - Richard Kenney, journalism professor and chair of FSC's
communication department, has been selected as a 2003 American Society
of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) Institute for Journalism Excellence
Fellow. Kenney will begin a six-week residency this summer, working
for a newspaper to be chosen by the institute.
Kenney joined the faculty at FSC in 2001, teaching writing, reporting,
editing, media ethics and public relations courses. He serves as
department chair and director of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Center
for Editing Excellence at FSC, as well as advising the student newspaper
and yearbook. Kenney has taught previously at Troy State University,
St. Petersburg Junior College, the University of Georgia, and the
University of South Florida at St. Petersburg. He has professional
experience as a reporter, copy editor, news editor, and managing
editor at newspapers including the Lakeland Ledger, St. Petersburg
Times, Winter Haven News Chief, the Baltimore Evening Sun, and the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He has also published in mass media journals
and presented at professional conferences.
The ASNE Institute, now in its ninth year, serves to strengthen
the ties between educators and editors. It is funded by the John
S. and James L. Knight Foundation, based in Miami.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.