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USC journalism school loses new leader after just two days
USC journalism school loses new leader after just two days

The search for a new director of USC’s journalism school has taken a confusing turn after a Northwestern University professor accepted the job but then suddenly withdrew two days later. Douglas Foster’s reversal and decision not to head up USC’s undergraduate and graduate journalism programs “was disappointing,” according to Ernest J. Wilson III, dean of the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. But Wilson predicted it would turn out to be “a bump in the road” in the life of the journalism school, which is one of Annenberg’s two academic units. Foster last Friday had accepted the offer to succeed Geneva Overholser as...

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