KU prof. to lead Ugandan newspaper

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A retired University of Kansas professor has been named executive editor of a media group in Uganda.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1i1yVVu ) that Malcolm Gibson, a retired KU journalism professor, recently signed a two-year contract with Nairobi-based Nation Media Group to serve as executive editor for Monitor Newspapers in Kampala, Uganda.

Gibson found out about the job in August when a longtime friend and Nation Media Group employee encouraged him to apply. Gibson was offered the job in December and traveled to Uganda earlier this month to visit the newsroom, meet his future staff and finalize his contract.

He begins work next month. As executive editor, Gibson will oversee editorial operations of the national daily newspaper, the Daily Monitor, two radio stations, digital media and other publications.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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