Bill Forry, managing editor of the Dorchester Reporter newspaper, has been awarded a Shorenstein Scholarship at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He was accepted into the mid-career master in public administration program. His program will begin this summer, and continue until June 2010. As Managing Editor, Forry oversees the weekly Dorchester Reporter and Mattapan Reporter, and the monthly Boston Haitian Reporter, as well as the website dotnews.com
The full tuition Shorenstein Center Scholarship in Press and Politics is awarded to an individual who has a proven interest in issues concerning the press and politics. The scholarship supports students who wish to pursue graduate study in the field of press, politics and public policy.
In anticipation of the beginning of the Shorenstein Center program, the company has begun a restructuring of its newsroom. Tom Mulvoy, former Managing Editor of the Boston Globe, will assume part time duties as interim managing editor; the company has added Mike Deehan of Dorchester, a partime staffer with State House News Service. Longtime contributor Gin Dumcius, a veteran State House reporter will expand his coverage of local politics. Publisher Ed Forry will return tooverseeing the editorial and op/ed pages.
By mutual agreement, Pete Stidman, news editor for the Dorchester Reporter, has left the company for other pursuits. "Pete Stidman during his almost two year tenure helped the paper further its commitment to community journalism," Ed Forry said. "We wish him well."
(Correction: The article published June 1 confused Mr. Forryâ€™s student scholarship with the Shorenstein Centerâ€™s one-semester Fellowship Program. The Shorenstein Centerâ€™s Fellowship Program is a research and writing program for scholars and journalists. This past semester, Fellows were Maralee Schwartz, former political editor of the Washington Post; Professor Michael Traugott of the University of Michigan; Professor Mitchell Stephens of New York University; and James Oâ€™Shea, former editor of the Los Angeles Times. Fellows for the Fall 2009 semester will be announced to the press in September.)