Former journalism dean, early IRE supporter, dead at 80
Here's how IRE began the negotiations that ended with its move to the Missouri School of Journalism.
A youngish doctoral student was walking the basement tunnel between the two original journalism buildings and reading a short Editor & Publisher article about IRE. It quoted Bob Greene, then assistant managing editor at Newsday and IRE's president, who said that the four-year-old maverick journalism organization (with only a few hundred members, little money, and six lawsuits from the Arizona Project) needed a permanent home, probably at a journalism school.
He said that IRE had several offers and that …