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Kevin Convey to chair Quinnipiac’s journalism program

Kevin Convey

Kevin Convey

Good news for journalism students at Quinnipiac University: Kevin Convey, former editor of the Boston Herald and the New York Daily News, has been named chair of the university’s well-regarded journalism department.

Convey got his master’s degree at City University of New York after he lost his job at the Daily News. Last year Capital New York published a feature on Convey’s journey from editor to student. (Note: I covered Convey during his Herald days as The Boston Phoenix’s media columnist.)

At Quinnipiac, Convey will have ready access to two of the more interesting experiments in finding a sustainable model for local journalism: the nonprofit online-only New Haven Independent and the for-profit regional newspaper, the New Haven Register, part of the struggling but innovative Digital First Media chain.

Congratulations and best wishes to Kevin.

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  1. David McKay Wilson


    great news!

    you might want to link to my profile of Kevin for Colby Magazine in 2011. No socks with loafers in the summer…

    David McKay Wilson 104 Topland Rd. Mahopac NY 10541

    845-621-1625 914-217-5600 (cell)

  2. David McKay Wilson

    and I love this quote from Convey about journalism:

    “The process of being a journalist is the process of educating yourself in something new, all the time,” he said. “It’s all about learning and teaching yourself, and that’s what a liberal arts education did for me. I learned how to learn, and then teach it. Assimilating knowledge and reassembling it in an intelligible way for readers is at the crux of what we do.”

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