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MU receives $1 million for journalism education on LGBT issues

The University of Missouri has received a $1 million gift to support journalism education and research into LGBT issues.

An MU Journalism School alumnus Timothy Blair gave the gift to advance education on the role media have played in reinforcing stereotypes and shaping new understandings of LGBT people in America.

Blair’s gift will create the Timothy D. Blair Fund for LGBT Coverage in Journalism.

The university is still planning how the fund will be implemented, but possibilities include supporting research and travel for media coverage of LGBT issues, creating fellowships, internships and other workshops, and developing courses on the topic.

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