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Professorship created to honor late Oklahoma newswoman

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) _ Arizona State University is creating a visiting professorship in journalism ethics in honor of Oklahoma newswoman Edith Kinney Gaylord.

The professorship at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is funded through a gift from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation of Oklahoma City.

Gaylord, who died in 2001, started the foundation in 1982 to improve the quality and ethical standards of journalism.

The daughter of The Daily Oklahoman Publisher E.K. Gaylord, Edith Gaylord launched her journalism career at her father's newspaper in 1937 after graduating from college. In 1942, she joined The Associated Press in New York and the following year went to the AP's Washington bureau, where she covered the Roosevelt administration and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt during World War II.

The Cronkite School will receive $120,000 over three years to fund the position.
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