Northwestern University's Medill journalism school appoints new dean

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Northwestern University has named Charles Whitaker as the new dean of its journalism school, elevating the longtime professor from the interim leadership role he has served for the past year.

Whitaker formally takes the helm of the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications in July.

Provost Jonathan Holloway said Whitaker, who has taught at Medill since 1993, was the obvious choice following a national search for candidates.

The previous dean, Bradley Hamm, stepped down last year after six years in the post.

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