The Student Press Law Center — and the entire journalism education community — lost a great friend with the death of David L. Adams on June 2. Adams was a member of SPLC’s board of directors for almost 20 years, most recently serving as board chair from 2003 through 2006. In his time on the board he played an essential role in leading SPLC’s growth and development, including its important strategic planning and concluding with the successful completion last year of the SPLC’s Tomorrow’s Voices endowment campaign.
Adams was publisher of and adviser to the Indiana Daily Student newspaper and the Arbutus yearbook and a professor in the school of journalism at Indiana University. He was also a former president of the national College Media Advisers organization and a former executive director of the Journalism Education Association, a national organization of scholastic journalism teachers and advisers.
Read the full press release at: http://www.splc.org/newsflash_archives.asp?id=1527&year=2007
SPLC View: Simply put, the Student Press Law Center would not be what it is today had it not been for Dave’s support and guidance over the years. Dave was kind, passionate, fun-loving, fully committed to the cause of student press freedom, a bit quirky — and absolutely full of life. We miss him dearly.