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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

Broadcast Journalist S. William Scott Joins FAU Faculty

            BOCA RATON, FL (November 15, 2007) – Florida Atlantic University’s School of Communication and Multimedia Studies is proud to announce the appointment of S. William Scott as Visiting Distinguished Professor of Broadcast Journalism and Media.

                “We are pleased and fortunate that Bill Scott has agreed to join the faculty this year as we continue to develop one of Florida’s most innovative communication programs,” said Susan Reilly, director of the School. “Bill Scott’s background as an industry innovator and his track record as an award-winning journalist will give FAU’s broadcast journalism students an opportunity to learn from a pioneer in the field.”

Scott, who heads his own media consulting firm, Bill Scott New Media, was president of PAX Television Network and responsible for developing the “Give Us 22 Minutes and We’ll Give You the World” all-news radio format which made WINS, New York, the most listened-to radio station in America. He has been president of The Travel Channel and CEO of a cable TV joint venture between ABC and Westinghouse Broadcasting. Scott was a director of the William Benton Foundation, which owned the Encyclopedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster dictionary.   He has been the recipient of numerous awards for investigative journalism.

“The rapidly evolving world of media and broadcast journalism provides new challenges and opportunities for those who wish to pursue careers in these fields,” said Scott.   “I am pleased to join a dynamic faculty that is helping the journalists of tomorrow develop their creative abilities, as well as making sure they meet the ethical and professional standards necessary for them to serve the public.”

Scott is a resident of Boca Raton. For more information about FAU’s School of Communication and Multimedia Studies in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, call 561-297-3850.

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