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UMass Amherst- Obituary for Lawrence Pinkham, professor emeritus of Journalism, China expert

Lawrence Dana Pinkham of Amherst, professor emeritus of Journalism and former chair of the department, died Feb. 28 at the age of 83. Pinkham was instrumental in expanding the curriculum of the journalism program, and in drawing connections between coursework, reporting and the particular social conditions and needs of surround communities. In 1979, shortly after the resumption of relations between China and the United States, he was invited to teach journalism in Beijing as a visiting professor at the Graduate Institute of Journalism, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. More...