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Public memorial to be held April 27 at Chapel for late journalism professor

The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will hold a public memorial service for the late Conrad Fink, a professor of journalism for more than three decades, April 27 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel.

Students, former students, colleagues and friends, including Provost Jere Morehead and W.H. “Dink” NeSmith, vice chairman of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, will share remembrances.

The staff of The Red&Black newspaper will host a reception at 540 Baxter St. after the service.

At his death in January, Fink held the William S. Morris Chair in Newspaper Strategy and Management at the Grady College and directed the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Newspaper Management Studies.

Before his retirement from professional journalism in 1977, Fink rose from reporter to foreign correspondent to vice president and secretary of the Associated Press.