Marquette University News Release

Herbert Lowe to join Diederich College of Communication

December 15, 2009

Nationally known journalist to become professional in residence at Marquette University

Herbert Lowe, journalist and new media entrepreneur, will join the faculty of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University as a professional in residence.

Lowe, a past president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), will teach journalism courses and help to create and lead a program that meshes entrepreneurship with business and investigative journalism, said College of Communication Dean Lori Bergen. He will begin his tenure on Jan. 4 as one of 12 fellows chosen to attend a weeklong seminar for professors at the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism in Phoenix.
The Marquette University Alumni Association last spring honored Lowe, who graduated with a B.A. in journalism from the college in 1984, with its 2009 Communicator of the Year award.

“Herb’s creativity, commitment and enthusiasm for journalism, new media and entrepreneurship are infectious,” Bergen said. “He will make an important contribution to the college’s mission and we are fortunate to bring someone of his background and expertise to our ranks.”

Lowe’s 22-year career as a reporter includes stints at several newspapers across the country, including more than six years at The Philadelphia Inquirer and seven years at Newsday. After leaving Newsday, Lowe served as director of communications for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, where he edited the book, “Continuing the Legacy: A Salute to the Congressional Black Caucus of the 110th Congress.” In February, Lowe founded Aim High Media, a Web design and communication company based in Chicago. He is senior writer/editor for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

“I am very proud and excited to return to Marquette to help train the next generation of journalists and storytellers,” Lowe said. “I look forward to helping Dean Bergen and our colleagues and, most importantly, the students in every way that I can.”

A native of Camden, N.J., Lowe and his wife, Mira, editor in chief of JET magazine, live in Chicago.




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