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.”
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.