Sept. 16, 2021
Ron Stodghill has been named the Meredith Chair in Service Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism.
In announcing the appointment, Dean David Kurpius highlighted Stodghill’s strong ties to the magazine industry, where he has seen success as both a writer and editor. Kurpius also emphasized the importance of service journalism, which aims to give audiences practical advice that is relevant to their lives and forms the crux of the endowed chair.
“As an alumnus of the School of Journalism, I’m thrilled by the opportunity to help the university continue to innovate and educate the next generation of world-class journalists,” Stodghill said.
The Meredith Corporation, which endowed the Meredith Chair in 1986, is one of the nation’s leading media and marketing companies and publishes a variety of magazines devoted to service journalism.