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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: February 23, 1999

Center to Honor Journalist Frank McCulloch

Journalist Frank McCulloch will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California State University, Sacramento Center for California Studies.

The award will be given 7 p.m. March 4 at the California Journalism Awards banquet, to be held at A Shot of Class, 1020 11th Street, Sacramento. Afterwards Frank Del Olmo, assistant editor at the Los Angeles Times, will give a keynote address.

McCulloch's remarkable career as a reporter, editor, mentor and friend to countless journalists spanned more than half a century and included assignments throughout the world.

He has held positions with numerous publications, including the Reno Evening Gazette, the Los Angeles Times and the Sacramento Bee. At the height of the Vietnam War he served as chief of all Southeastern Asia bureaus for Time-Life. Most recently, he came out of retirement to serve as managing editor of the San Francisco Examiner until 1992.

McCulloch has received numerous awards for his work, including the Columbia University Award for Contributions to American Journalism, the Freedom of Information Award and the Theodore Kruglak Award for Service to American Journalism. He has served on numerous professional advisory boards and commissions, including the boards of directors of McClatchy Newspapers, the University of Southern California School of Journalism and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

The son of pioneer cattle ranchers, McCulloch was born Jan. 20, 1920 in Fernley, Nev. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of

Nevada at Reno and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942-45 and 1950-51. He now lives in Sonoma with his wife of 57 years, Jakie Caldwell McCulloch.

There will be two panel sessions before the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the other California Journalism Awards.

The first at 3:30 p.m. is on "The Rise of Non-Mainstream Media," moderated by Barbara O'Connor, professor of communication studies at CSUS. The panelists will be Jorge Delgado, general manager of KUVS in Sacramento; Emil Guillermo, executive producer and host of New California Media Television, Felix Gutierrez, senior vice president and executive director of The Freedom Forum, Pacific Coast Center; and Roger Rivero, editor of La Voz.

The second at 5 p.m. is on "Defining Citizenship: How Media Shapes the Democratic Process in 1999," moderated by William A. Dorman, professor of journalism at CSUS. The panelists will be Ann Bancroft, assistant secretary for communication, Office of the Secretary of Education; A.G. Block, editor of California Journal; Susan Rasky, professor of journalism at UC Berkeley; and Howard Weaver, editorial page editor at the Sacramento Bee.

The Center for California Studies, founded in 1984, is a public service, educational support and applied research institute with a multi-disciplinary focus. Uniquely located in the heart of California's capital, it promotes a better understanding of California's government, politics, peoples, cultures and history.

The Center's California Journalism Awards recognize outstanding reporting of California public affairs and politics. Awards are given each year in print, radio and television.

Panels are free; dinner reservations are $25 and must be made by Feb. 26. Reservations and more information are available by contacting the Center for California Studies at (916) 278-6906.


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