Thursday, July 26, 2007

ABC7 creates Wilson journalism scholarship

ABC7, KGO-TV has established The Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship to be administered and awarded annually by The Radio and Television News Director Foundation (RTNDF.) The endowment will provide an annual $4,000 journalism scholarship in perpetuity in Pete Wilson's name. It will be awarded to students from the Bay Area pursuing a journalism undergraduate or graduate degree. Individuals may add to the fund, increasing the annual scholarship amount, with tax deductible donations to the fund. Donations to the fund in Pete's honor can be made by check to:
    Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship
    The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation
    Suite 700
    1600 K Street NW
    Washington, DC 20006

Individuals may also donate by credit card by calling 1-800-80-RTNDA (1-800-807-8632), extension 251.

KGO-TV President and General Manager Valari Staab said: "I strongly believe that Pete would approve of this scholarship as a legacy of his professional life. He believed in the important role that journalism serves in a free society and wanted the profession to continue to attract smart, passionate people."

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