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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.”

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OC Convoy on Its Way to Meet with Family of Slain Syria Journalist

Two vans, 12 passengers and “Free Syria” logos painted on the side of each vehicle. Those are the basics of the cross-country “Marie Colvin convoy,” which departed Anaheim yesterday for New York City.

The group expects their caravan to have grown much larger by the time they arrive in Manhattan for a possible meeting with UN officials and later, in DC, a protest near the White House. But first, per Eric Carpenter‘s article in the Orange County Register, there will be a critical, namesake stop at the New York area home of slain journalist Colvin:

Colvin, 56, was an American journalist for the (London) Sunday Times, who died last month while covering the Syrian conflict. She and a photojournalist were killed in Homs, Syria during shelling by the Syrian Army.

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Two Journalists Killed in Syria

The New York Times is reporting that Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik, both working in Syria, were killed yesterday. Colvin, an Oyster Bay native, was on assignment for the Sunday Times, and Ochlik was there photographing the chaos engulfing the country.

Both were killed during a bombing, which brought Wednesday’s total casualties to 80.

As TVNewser notes, Colvin appeared on “AC360″ mere hours before her death.