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Former Times editor Mike Foley wins national teaching award

Mike Foley, 67, joined the University of Florida in 2003.

Mike Foley, 67, joined the University of Florida in 2003.

Mike Foley, a former Times executive editor and now master lecturer at the University of Florida, has won the 2013 Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Foley, who teaches news reporting and writing at the College of Journalism and Communications, is the first UF journalism teacher to receive the honor, awarded for teaching ability and contributions to journalism and journalism education.

"I'm flattered with the honor, but I'm more proud to be a part of this college," Foley said in a written statement. "I'm gratified by those students and colleagues who nominated me for this prestigious award."

Foley, 67, joined the UF faculty in 2003 after nearly 30 years at the St. Petersburg Times, now the Tampa Bay Times. He was named Teacher of the Year for the journalism college and the university in 2007 and last year was included in the Princeton Review's book The Best 300 Professors.

The Society of Professional Journalists, founded in 1909, works to educate journalists and protect the First Amendment. It will honor Foley at its Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 24-26.

Former Times editor Mike Foley wins national teaching award 07/25/13 [Last modified: Thursday, July 25, 2013 9:58pm]
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