Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN – April 18, 2017 – The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota will become the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the University announced today. The name change, which officially takes effect July 1, 2017, honors the family that founded, owns and continues to operate Hubbard Broadcasting.
“The Hubbard family is widely known for its pioneering breakthroughs in journalism, so it’s fitting that our outstanding School of Journalism & Mass Communications should now carry this respected name in Twin Cities and American media,” said University of Minnesota President Eric W. Kaler. “This also recognizes the Hubbard family’s remarkable generosity and support over the years for the University of Minnesota.”
The School has had a close relationship with the Hubbard family and Hubbard Broadcasting for many years. Journalists and other professionals from the company frequently visit classes as guest speakers. Journalism students often have the opportunity to tour, intern and work at Hubbard stations.
“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, said Stanley S. Hubbard, chairman and chief executive officer of Hubbard Broadcasting. “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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