CT Journalism Hall of Fame: Robin Marshall Glassman

Robin Marshall Glassman founded the journalism department at Southern Connecticut State University.   Over a 50-year career, she worked as a newspaper reporter and managing editor, newspaper writing coach, news service correspondent, and film, TV and magazine writer with work produced on network TV and in leading publications.  She worked on special assignments with Life magazine and has been published in many other regional and national publications.  An article she wrote was adapted for an NBC TV network special.  She has worked as an editor and reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Lake City(Florida)Gazette, the New Haven Register, and Fair Press.  She was a reporter for United Press International.

In 1989 the Society of Professional Journalists selected Marshall Glassman from among journalism professors in the nation for their award to “The Distinguished Teacher of Journalism.” She was active in SPJ for a quarter of a century serving on the Connecticut chapter board of directors and as president.  When she retired, Connecticut SPJ decided to name its Lifetime Achievement Award after her.

She received a B.A. from Tulane University, an M.A. from Yale and completed studies for the Ph.D. in Yale’s interdisciplinary program in psychology, sociology, and anthropology.  Ms. Marshall Glassman retired from Southern in 1995, and died in 2009 at age 83.

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