Republic: Parrish accepts endowed faculty chair position at ASU

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Arizona Republic reported that Mi-Ai Parrish, president of The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, will resign that position effective Jan. 5 to fill an endowed faculty chair at Arizona State University.

ASU created the endowed faculty position at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in honor of Sue Clark-Johnson. Clark-Johnson was a former president of the newspaper division of Gannett Co. Inc. and former publisher of The Republic and azcentral.com. She held that post, at Gannett's headquarters, from 2005 to 2008.

Clark-Johnson then served as executive director of Arizona State University's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, a position she held from May 2009 to December 2013. She also was a professor of practice at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, helping to establish the digital-focused New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab.

Clark-Johnson died in January 2015 at age 67.

At Cronkite, Parrish will teach, write, speak and collaborate on how to preserve and grow a robust free press, according to Christopher Callahan, Cronkite School dean.

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