Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence Dedicated at Reception

Co-directors Marin, Moseley commence classes in the fall

On May 5, Carol Marin and Don Moseley were welcomed to DePaul University with a reception to officially launch the new Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence, for which they both serve as co-directors.

Truth, accuracy, fairness and context are the guiding principles of the Center. Marin and Moseley, known for their decades of award-winning investigative journalism in Chicago and national media, will begin teaching Advanced Reporting in Autumn Quarter 2016, working with a select group of students on investigative reporting projects that stress journalism ethics.

In remarks presented at the dedication, DePaul University President Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., told those gathered that he was, “thrilled that Carol Marin and Don Moseley will build this center, working closely with their colleagues here at DePaul. [Marin and Moseley] embody these standards and commitments. They have given their lives to protecting our citizens from the corruptive power of political leadership in Chicago. They are respected precisely because they do their homework.

"It is the excellence of their work that enables Chicago to trust what they tell us. I want those standards for every one of our graduates.  Integrity and excellence. For that’s the title: The Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence. Neither of those suffices alone.  Both together, however, are a powerful combination and gift to our world.”

Speaking on their goals for the new Center, Marin said, "We plan to be a bridge for our students from the classroom to the working newsrooms of the world. We’ll also work to be a bridge from DePaul to the larger university and to the community, bringing journalists’ voices to campus to focus on the burning issues and the headlines and the things that are behind the headlines.”

Future plans for the Center include an annual summit on journalism integrity and hosting guest speakers.

Marin and Moseley recently won the Peabody Award for their multiple stories reported on the LaQuan McDonald investigation for WMAQ-TV NBC 5 in Chicago.