Natalie Jacobson, 2008 Visiting Journalist
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"I'm very impressed with how much you know, how interested you are in journalism, and how passionate you are about being good at it. Journalism needs you; you are our future."
Natalie Jacobson '65, longtime Boston television news anchor, speaking to students during her week on campus as the 2008 Donald Murray Visiting Journalist.
One of UNH's most visible alums, Natalie Jacobson '65, spent the week of March 24 on campus as the Donald Murray Visiting Journalist. Natalie retired in 2007 from WCVB-TV, Channel 5 in Boston, where she had worked since the station went on the air in 1972. As the first female evening news anchor in Boston, she covered nearly every major event in recent New England history.
During a week in which the journalism faculty and 175 majors did their best to deplete her impressive energy, Natalie repeatedly reminded students of journalism's crucial role in democracy and urged them to uphold high standards even when others do not. "I would suggest," she told the students, "that you begin by choosing one thing that needs fixing, and fix it."