First Amendment advocate Paulson becomes MTSU dean

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Ken Paulson, former editor at USA Today and CEO of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University, has been selected as the next dean of the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University.

Paulson will take over his new position on July 1 and replaces Roy Moore, who will remain with the university as a professor.

Paulson served as the top editor at USA Today from 2004 to 2009 and was on the team of journalists that founded the newspaper in 1982. A lawyer who has combined his passion for journalism, free expression and popular music, Paulson also previously served as president of the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

MTSU's mass communication college features departments of recording industry, journalism and electronic media communication.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 204449681 -
Gray Television, Inc.