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SDX Foundation declines Stephen Glass donation


4/18/2016 4:00:00 PM


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 18, 2016

Contacts:
Robert Leger, SDX Foundation President, 480-559-3656 (MST), rdleger@cox.net
Jennifer Royer, SPJ Communications Strategist, 317-361-4134, jroyer@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation has declined a contribution from Stephen Glass.

Glass made up people, companies and events for a number of stories he wrote for national magazines in the 1990s. He recently returned the money he was paid for those stories to the publishers of four magazines. He also sent a check to the Foundation, explaining it was the money he otherwise would have paid to the defunct George magazine.

The Foundation board during its annual spring meeting April 17 in New Orleans voted to not accept the contribution.

The letter informing Glass of the board’s decision was sent to him today.

Founded in 1961, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) public foundation that is dedicated to ensuring that those who carry on the tradition of a free press are prepared for the challenge. Its goal is to support the educational programs of the Society of Professional Journalists and to serve the professional needs of journalists and students pursuing careers in journalism. For more information about the SDX Foundation, click here.



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