Dean finalists at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism are Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and U.S. Department of Justice deputy counselor Deborah Leff. Both candidates spoke on campus this week.
From The Diamondback’s story on Dalglish’s visit:
While she has not spent as much time immersing herself in academia, Dalglish said her background as an authority on media law and a First Amendment public speaker would help her advance the journalism school.
“I think this could be a gathering place where some of the world’s finest journalists come,” she said. “I think there are ways to take advantage of this fabulous facility and bring more of those journalists in and interact with students, supplement the curriculum and even network with each other.”
From the story about Leff’s visit:
Although her last job in journalism was in 1992, Leff said she is still confident in her ability to address today’s changing world. …
Leff told attendees she hoped to expand internship and partnership opportunities that would benefit students interested in science and law journalism.
“My long-term goal is amazingly vague and general,” Leff said. “I want to make this school the best it can be and see us integrated and contributing to the assessment and collection of knowledge.”