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U of M Renames Journalism School After Hubbard Broadcasting Family

KSTP-TV
April 19, 2017 09:38 AM

The University of Minnesota will rename its journalism school as the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the university announced Tuesday.

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The name change officially takes effect on July 1. It will be named for the family that founded and continues to own and operate Hubbard Broadcasting, which includes WDIO and WIRT.

"The Hubbard family is widely known for its pioneering breakthroughs in journalism, so it's fitting that our outstanding School of Journalism and Mass Communications should now carry this respected name in Twin Cities and American media," University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler said in a statement. "This also recognizes the Hubbard family's remarkable generosity and support over the years for the University of Minnesota."

Stanley E. Hubbard, the father of current chairman and chief executive officer Stanley S. Hubbard, first launched WAMD Radio in the Twin Cities in the 1920s. KSTP-TV first began broadcasting in 1948.

"As a successful radio pioneer, my father and our founder, Stanley E. Hubbard, was one of the first people to recognize that television could also become an important news medium," Stanley S. Hubbard said in a statement.

"With that recognition, KSTP became the first locally-owned television station in America to provide daily news programs beginning back in 1948. This recognition, provided by one of America's great schools of journalism, honors the memory of Stanley E. Hubbard in a way which will make all who have been involved from 'day one' at KSTP-TV, and all of Hubbard Broadcasting, with local news production forever appreciative."


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