ISU honors journalism professor who died last year

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University’s journalism school is honoring a media law professor and lawyer who died last year.

The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication announced Monday that Barbara Mack was the winner of the 2013 James W. Schwartz Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism and Communication.

Mack died on Aug. 23, 2012, at age 59.

Mack was an Iowa State graduate and former general counsel for the Des Moines Register and Tribune Company.

She also helped found the Iowa Freedom of Information Council.

A ceremony honoring Mack is set for Nov. 8 at Iowa State’s Reiman Gardens.

Anne Mack, who teaches English at the University of Missouri, will accept the award on behalf of her sister.

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