The late Conrad Fink was inducted into the Atlanta Press Club's Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Oct. 10.
Conrad Fink Honored at Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame
Date: October 11, 2012
Author: Johnathan McGinty
Contact: Johnathan McGinty, email@example.com
Regarded as a "lion in the field of journalism," the late Conrad Fink was inducted into the Atlanta Press Club's Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Oct. 10.
Fink, who passed away earlier this year, also was posthumously honored for his influence on the hundreds of journalists he taught and mentored during his time with the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
"No professor was more respected and beloved by generations of students, alumni, colleagues and media leaders," said E. Culpepper "Cully" Clark, the dean of the Grady College. "He possessed an intense devotion to every student he worked with, and his commitment to honing and shaping the craft of journalism made him a giant in the industry."
Before turning to a career educating aspiring journalists, Fink worked his way up through the ranks of The Associated Press, serving as a foreign correspondent, as well as chief of news coverage in Southeast Asia before becoming vice president and secretary of the organization prior to his retirement in 1977. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor's degree in journalism and also served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a first lieutenant.
Fink joined the faculty at the Grady College in 1983. He held the William S. Morris Chair in Newspaper Strategy and Management and directed the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Newspaper Management Studies.
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