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New Kiplinger Professor Named



   COLUMBUS -- Pamela G. Hollie, most recently a deputy director of the Nature Conservancy and a former New York Times reporter, has been named to the Willard M. Kiplinger Chair in Public Affairs Reporting in The Ohio State University School of Journalism and Communication, effective Sept. 1.

   As chairholder, Hollie will direct the Kiplinger Mid-Career Program in Public Affairs Reporting at the school. The interdisciplinary program, which this year celebrated its 25th anniversary, each year accepts a small group of mid-career journalists to study public affairs reporting and the relationships between media and society. Students earn a master's degree at the end of their year-long program.

   Hollie comes to the position following a distinguished career in journalism and foundation management. She has been a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, was Pacific correspondent for the Honolulu Advertiser, and from 1977 to 1987 wrote for The New York Times, serving as a financial columnist, Southeast Asia/Pacific correspondent and national correspondent.

   She has been a Fulbright lecturer in Malaysia and Singapore, and served from 1990-1993 on the Fulbright selection committee in Washington, D.C. Hollie also was a university officer and lecturer in business at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism from 1987-1990, and served as an analyst and consultant on media for the New York Stock Exchange in the late 1980s.

   Most recently, Hollie was deputy director for The Nature Conservancy's Asia Pacific Region, working in the areas of government relations, development, fund raising and conservation policy. Previously she was a representative to the Philippines and Pacific Island Nations for the Asia Foundation.

   Hollie also is a former director of the Kraft General Foods Foundation and directed the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Business and Economics Journalism at Columbia University in New York. As part of that position, she edited a textbook that brought together more than 40 former Knight-Bagehot Fellows to produce a comprehensive guide for journalists.

   Hollie earned a master's degree in economics and business from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and her bachelor's degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She serves on the Columbia school's Board of Visitors and is a Washburn University trustee.

   Ohio State's Kiplinger Mid-Career Program in Public Affairs is supported by an endowment from the Kiplinger Foundation, publishers of the Kiplinger Washington Newsletter and other publications. It honors the late Willard M. Kiplinger, a 1912 Ohio State graduate. The Kiplinger professorship is renewable for up to a maximum of five years.

   Hollie replaces James Neff, whose five-year term ends Aug. 31.


Contact: Pamela Hollie, (614) 292-2607