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Times CEO Paul Tash named distinguished alumnus of Indiana University

Paul Tash, chairman and CEO of the Tampa Bay Times, has received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Indiana University.

"I'm really thrilled about it," Tash said. "Hard to believe that 40 years ago this fall, I was a freshman at IU, and now my alma mater has picked me as one of its favorite alumni."

Tash is one of four people named distinguished alumni this year, and one of 314 since the university created the award in 1953.

The university says the recipients are "chosen for service and achievement in their fields of endeavor and significant contributions to community, state or nation."

This year's recipients also include sportscaster and 14-time Emmy award winner Dick Enberg. Past honorees include violinist Joshua Bell; television journalist Jane Pauley; former St. Petersburg Times owner Nelson Poynter; and musician Hoagy Carmichael.

Tash graduated summa cum laude from IU in 1976, majoring in journalism and political science. He also received a Marshall Scholarship and graduated from Edinburgh University in Scotland in 1978.

At the Times, Tash has been a reporter, city editor, metro editor, Washington bureau chief and executive editor. He is now chairman and CEO of Times Publishing Co. and chairman of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. He serves on the boards of the Pulitzer Prizes, the Associated Press and the Newspaper Association of America.

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