- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A National Public Radio executive has been named to lead two prestigious journalism programs at the University of Michigan.

The Ann Arbor school announced Tuesday that Lynette Clemetson starts July 1 as director of the Knight-Wallace Fellowships and Livingston Awards - jointly known as Wallace House. NPR’s senior director of strategy and content initiatives replaces the retiring Charles Eisendrath.

University President Mark Schlissel says in a statement Clemetson will “further strengthen” the school’s “engagement with modern journalists.” Her career also has included reporting for Newsweek and The New York Times and launching TheRoot website for the Washington Post Co.

Clemetson, a Knight-Wallace fellow in 2009-10, says she looks forward expanding the programs’ roles “in supporting media innovation and experimentation.”

The international fellowship for mid-career journalists was founded in 1973.

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