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Studio to be named for Belo chair Pederson

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Tony Pederson (Courtesy of SMU Communications)

 

Last summer was filled with renovations in the journalism school. Renovations that, in a few weeks, will be dedicated to the BeloFoundation Endowed Distinguished Chair in Journalism Pederson.

Lucy Scott, broadcast journalist in residence, believes this ceremony will give credit where it’s due.

“Naming the studio after our chair, Tony Pederson, acknowledges the work that he’s done in advancing and building the journalism division. Raising the money to upgrade the server and the control room and to a great degree, the studio,” Scott said.

The dedication will take place April 23 in the journalism wing of the Umphrey Lee Center at 4 p.m.

The broadcast studio is due to be named the “Pederson Broadcast Studio.”

The funds for the donation were given by a family, which wishes to remain anonymous.

The family told Pederson last year that they approached the dean of Meadows and wished to name the studio in his honor.

“I was stunned, and still am, but at the same time very deeply honored that they would do it so we’re going to have a dedication ceremony in a couple weeks and it’s going to be great fun,” Pederson said.

The journalism students are getting to work with equipment that even some small-market news stations don’t have.

Rebekah Tate, who aspires to become a producer, appreciates having access to this equipment.

“The new broadcast studio gives us really great experience in the newsroom. It’s helping prepare us for the internships and jobs we’re trying to get,” Tate said.

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