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Jim Vance, Washington’s longest-serving local news anchor, is dead at 75 | The Washington Post In a city of news junkies and scores of high-profile figures in politics and the media, the most-watched journalist in Washington may well have been Jim Vance. For more than 45 years at WRC-TV (Channel 4), he was the region’s longest-serving television news anchor. He presided over the area’s top-rated newscasts and became a public figure in his own right. He gained broad sympathy for his openness about his struggles with drugs and depression.

In a city of news junkies and scores of high-profile figures in politics and the media, the most-watched journalist in Washington may well have been Jim Vance. For more than 45 years at WRC-TV (Channel 4), he was the region’s longest-serving television news anchor. He presided over the area’s top-rated newscasts and became a public figure in his own right. He gained broad sympathy for his openness about his struggles with drugs and depression.

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Little Known Black History Fact: Alice Allison Dunnigan | Black America Web Alice Allison Dunnigan blazed trials for future White House Correspondents like April D. Ryan when she became the first Black woman named in that role in 1948. Dunnigan is also the first Black woman reporter to gain credentials to the press galleries of the U.S. Congress, and also the first Black woman to be elected to the Women’s National Press Club.

Alice Allison Dunnigan blazed trials for future White House Correspondents like April D. Ryan when she became the first Black woman named in that role in 1948. Dunnigan is also the first Black woman reporter to gain credentials to the press galleries of the U.S. Congress, and also the first Black woman to be elected to the Women’s National Press Club.

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Discover The Unexpected (DTU) Coverage: Enhancing Black Owned Print and Digital Press In the Age of Social Media

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) salutes the career development success of the Discover the Unexpected (DTU) NNPA Journalism Fellowship program that has just completed its first term of providing undergraduate students at the Howard University School of Communication the unique apprentice opportunity to work at NNPA member newspapers in Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Detroit.

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