Geneva Overholser to leave post at Annenberg School of Journalism

USC Annenberg

Veteran journalist Geneva Overholser will leave her post as director of the University of Southern California's Annenberg's School of Journalism in June 2013, the university announced Friday.

She was appointed to a five-year term as director in 2008.

"During the past four years, USC Annenberg’s journalism school has transformed its curriculum, strengthened its digital expertise and doubled the size of the public relations program faculty," a release from the school says.

Overholser launched several key initiatives at USC Annenberg, including Neon Tommy, the award-winning Annenberg digital news site, along with civic engagement projects such as Intersections South LA, a hyper-local news site.

The school is looking for a replacement, it said in the release. Overholser -- who has written for and was formerly on the institute's advisory board -- said on Twitter she's heading to New York with her husband David Westphal:

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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