Thursday, February 11, 2016

News Conference Background 2.11.16

You are a Foghorn reporter. Your editor summons you to this press conference, telling you that all morning she has been hearing vague but disturbing rumors about a closed meeting last night of the USF Executive Council - which consists of all the top University administrators - at which administrator Dr. Russ Winters gave a presentation. Winters has agreed to come to an informal news conference for campus media to clarify what was said. The Foghorn editor whispers to you that she got him to agree to come by implying implied she knows exactly what went on at the meeting, though she doesn’t, only that it upset some faculty and administration a great deal. She wants this story up online no later than 4 p.m. today so she expects you to have it done by 3:45 p.m.

Basic fact sheet from the university: Winters was appointed University Director of Institutional Advancement two months ago. He has a B.A. from the University of Scranton and an M.A. and a Ph.D., both in Public Relations, from the University of Georgia. He is 36. For the last ten years he has been Director of Media Relations for John Deere Tractor Company in Belleville, Illinois.

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