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Three Alumni Among Century's Top 100 Business Journalists

December 21, 1999

December 21, 1999, Greencastle, Ind. - Three DePauw University alumni are among the 100 men and women named as the century's most important business journalists and business news executives.

DePauw is one of only four universities to have three alumni represented on the list of the Top 100 International Business News Luminaries of the Century. The other three universities are: Columbia, Cornell and Harvard.

The TJFR Group/MasterCard International Business News Luminaries of the Century Awards include:

  • Kenneth C. Hogate, a 1918 DePauw graduate, who served as managing editor of the Wall Street Journal and later president and chairman of the board of Dow Jones & Co. His 26-year career helped transform the Wall Street Journal into one of the nation's most respected newspapers.
  • Bernard Kilgore, a 1929 graduate, was credited upon his death in 1967 with being the man who changed the Wall Street Journal from a smallJames B Stewart 1988.jpg financial newspaper into the nation's only national daily. During his 38 years at the Journal, he revolutionized its news coverage, rose through the editorial ranks and eventually became president and chairman of the board of Dow Jones & Co. Video Link [Download Video: "Bernard Kilgore Biography" - 9509kb]
  • James B. Stewart Jr. (pictured at right), a 1973 DePauw graduate, is the Pulitzer Prize-winning former Page One editor of the Wall Street Journal, editor of the best-selling book Den of Thieves about the insider trading scandal on Wall Street, and an editor-at-large for SmartMoney magazine.

The Top 100 International Business News Luminaries of the Century will be honored at a recognition dinner on March 10, 2000, held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Also named at that event will be the Top 10 International Business News Luminaries of the Century as well as the top International Business News Luminary of the Century.

To see a complete list of the Top 100 International Business News Luminaries of the Century, click here.

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