Obit – Phil Norman

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John Philip Norman, 91, a retired professor emeritus of the Missouri School of Journalism, died Feb. 28, 2008.
Mr. Norman grew up in Iowa, attended the University of Iowa and started his journalism career in advertising for what is now Sunbeam Co. He bought and ran two weekly newspapers in central Wisconsin before joining the J School faculty in 1955.
Before retiring in 1980, Mr. Norman spent a year as a consultant to the Korean Herald, an English language newspaper in Seoul, South Korea. He also worked as Missouri/Kansas manager for National Election Studies providing national election results for three major networks and two wire services.
Mr. Norman leaves his wife, Jeanette; two sons, two daughters and four grandchildren.

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  1. I was saddened to hear of Phil Norman’s recent death. In the era when I attended J-School, he and Gene Sharp were the rulers of the newsroom at The Missourian, helping form many future journalists. In my senior year, 1960-61, I was Phil’s student assistant, editing a weekly farm page for The Missourian. He was a great teacher and a great human being. — David L. Brown, BJ ’61


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