Press: Lady Dean

When journalism's brightest luminaries gathered at a black-tie dinner last month to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, there was one conspicuous absence: the school's dean. The university had been unable to fill that prominent post ever since former Newsweek Editor in Chief Osborn Elliott resigned two years ago. Last week Columbia President Michael Sovern finally announced a successor: Joan Konner, 57, a veteran television-documentary producer and a Columbia trustee since 1978. "She's been a very serious possibility from the beginning," said Sovern. "We didn't want anyone to think that we'd gone soft and were just...

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