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Journalism educator

Mitchell Vaughn Charnley, American journalism educator. Recipient Teacher of Year award Sigma Detla Chi, 1968.


Charnley, Mitchell Vaughn was born on April 9, 1898 in Goshen, Indiana, United States.


Bachelor, Williams College, 1919. Master of Arts in Journalism, University Washington, 1921.


Reporter, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1921;news editor, Walla Walla Bulletin, 1922;reporter, Detroit News, 1922-1923;editorial assistant to assistant managing editor, The American Boy, Detroit, 1923-1926;acting managing editor, The American Boy, Detroit, 1926;from assistant professor journalism to associate professor journalism, Iowa State College, 1930-1931;from assistant professor journalism to associate professor journalism, University of Minnesota, 1934-1940;professor, University of Minnesota, 1940-1966;William J. Murphy professor journalism, University of Minnesota, 1966-1968;professor emeritus, University of Minnesota, 1968-1991. Acting department chairman journalism University of Minnesota, 1937-1938, assistant dean Arts College, 197-77, associate director university relations, 1969, special assistant to dean Arts College, 1970-1977, assistant to president, 1974, Fulbright lecturer journalism and mass communications U. Florence, Italy, 1952-1953. Editorial consultant Minneapolis Tribune, 1969-1972.

Editorial consultant to newspapers and mental health enterprises, 1968-1970.



Member Council Radio-television Journalism, 1944-1958, chairman, 1948-1949. Member Radio-television News Directors Association {Distinguished Achievement award 1963}, American Civil Liberties Union, Association for Education in Journalism {president 1959}, National {director}, Minnesota {president 1959-1960} associations mental health, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Delta Chi {nat. historian 1924-1926, alumni secretary 1933-1935, vice president 1935-1937, chairman research committee 1937-1942}.


Son of William Herbert and Louise {Carmien} C. Married Margery A. Lindsay, September 12, 1922 {divorced February 1936}. 1 child, Donn; married Jean Clifford, July 24, 1937.

Children: Deborah, Blair.

William Herbert Louise


Margery A. Lindsay

Jean Clifford

Donn Charnley

Deborah Charnley

Blair Charnley