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Rupert Murdoch Donates $50,000 to Long Island Journalism School

It’s not all bad, Angelina Jolie body double lawsuit news this week for media titan Rupert Murdoch. Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism has revealed a most generous endowment from the News Corporation chief.

The $50,000 gift will go towards a new department of the school named after Sunday Times foreign correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria in February, 2012. From the official announcement:

Mr. Murdoch’s donation will help to expand the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting’s overseas program, Journalism Without Walls, which has already sent student journalists to Russia, Cuba, China and Kenya.

“Marie was an outstanding foreign correspondent who risked her life to tell Sunday Times readers what was really going on in war zones across the globe,” said Mr. Murdoch. “She stood in the finest tradition of war reporters and News Corp.’s donation will help train the next generation so they too can bear witness.”

A separate Memorial Fund has also been established by Colvin’s family. Stony Brook University says it is hoping to raise several million dollars more for the Marie Colvin Center. Full details here.

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