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William Andrews Hachten, American journalism educator, author. Recipient Sigma Delta Chi award for research in journalism, 1968, Fulbright-Hays Research award for Africa, 1968. Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Association Education Journalism, International Press Institute, International Association Mass Communication Research.

Background

Hachten, William Andrews was born on November 30, 1924 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Son of George Charles and Emma Elizabeth (Andrews) Hachten.

Education

Bachelor, Stanford University, 1947;Master of Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1952;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 1961.

Career

Professional football player, New York Giants, 1947;reporter, Santa Paula (California) Chronicle, 1948-1949;reporter, Long Beach (California) Press-Telegram, 1952-1954;reporter, Santa Monica (California) Outlook, 1954;copy editor, Los Angeles Examiner, 1955-1956;professor School Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1959-1989;assistant director, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1973-1975;director, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1975-1980. Fulbright lecturer U. Ghana, 1972-1973.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Association Education Journalism, International Press Institute, International Association Mass Communication Research.

Connections

Married Harva Kaaren Sprager, April 5, 1952. Children: Elizabeth, Marianne.

father:
George Charles Hachten

mother:
Emma Elizabeth (Andrews) Hachten

spouse:
Harva Kaaren Sprager

children:
Elizabeth Hachten

Marianne Hachten