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Maria Braden

Maria Braden

2004

After working as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the National Newspaper Association and the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette, Maria Braden spent 21 years teaching journalism at the University of Kentucky. Before retiring in 2001, she taught courses in news reporting, magazine article writing, journalism ethics, public affairs reporting, media diversity and etymology. She also wrote articles and book reviews for a variety of newspapers and magazines, and published three books: She Said What: Interviews with Women Newspaper Columnists (1993); Women Politicians and the Media (1996); and Getting the Message Across: Writing for the Mass Media (with Rick Roth, 1997). Braden received a national teaching award for excellence in teaching of writing from the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, and was the first woman promoted to full professor in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications. Regretfully, Maria passed away in July of 2004. She will be missed.