Ed Finkelstein, BJ ’59

Ed Finkelstein, BJ ’59, publisher of the award-winning St. Louis/Southern Illinois Labor Tribune, has been inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame (Print). The Labor Tribune is the official AFL-CIO labor newspaper for the eastern half of Missouri and Southern Illinois. Finkelstein was also recently elected to the executive council of the International … Continued

Richard M. Cottam, BJ ’55

Richard M. Cottam, BJ ’55, died Dec. 24, 2011, aged 81. Cottam served in the Marines during the Korean War and received the Purple Heart decoration. He was an instructor at the Missouri School of Journalism from 1956 to 1963, and co-hosted “Conversations with Dick and Doris” on KFRU from 1961 to 1963. Cottam was … Continued

Robert S. Leaf, BJ ’52, MA ’54

Robert S. Leaf, BJ ’52, MA ’54, published his memoirs, “The Art of Perception: Memoirs of a Life in PR” (Atlantic Books, 2012). He was with Burson-Marsteller for 40 years and was international chairman when the company was the world’s largest public relations firm. Leaf, who lives in London, now has his own consulting firm … Continued

Jim Albright, BJ ’57

Jim Albright, BJ ’57, died June 30 in Denton, Texas. He taught advertising copywriting at the Missouri School of Journalism before joining the University of North Texas’ Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism in 1989. As a professional copywriter, broadcast producer and creative chief for several large advertising agencies and his own company, … Continued

Robert H. Voris, BJ ’52

Robert H. Voris, BJ ’52, died Jan. 30, 2012, in Waterloo, Ill. He retired as the third-generation editor for The Waterloo-Republic Times and its predecessor, The Waterloo Republican. As a student he was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha, the national honor society for students majoring in journalism and mass communication.

Glenn H. Parsons Jr., BJ ’55

Glenn H. Parsons Jr., BJ ’55, writes: Congrats to KBIA’s good work with NPR. Lots of good years and noteworthy successes. I was KBIA’s first news director in 1955, shortly after they went on air and back when the J-School was still affiliated with competitor KFRU. On air at 7 a.m., off at sunset. My … Continued

Karl Yehle

What do you do? I do some advertising/marketing consulting work. Previously, I was in higher education as an adjunct professor and director of community relations. I also was president of Smith & Yehle Advertising for 30 years. How did you get your job? A Missouri alum got me a job in the public relations department … Continued