Becky Tallent Honored by the Society of Professional Journalists
October 17, 2019
Emeritus associate professor Becky Tallent received the Wells Memorial Key from the Society of Professional Journalists, the highest honor the organization awards. Tallent, who retired from the University of Idaho in 2019, has been an active member with the Society of Professional Journalists for more than 40 years and led its "Press 4 Education" program that places journalists in K-12 classrooms. Tallent, who is of Cherokee heritage, is the first American Indian and also the first Idahoan to win the award. Read more.
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