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Bob Vedder '66 Honored by Florida Press Association

July 8, 2011

99976July 8, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Bob Vedder, a 1966 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the Florida Press Association's "Lifetime Member Award." The retired editor of the Venice Gondolier, Vedder was honored at the FPA's annual convention. (photo, l-r: S.L. Frisbie IV and Bob Vedder received their awards from Sandra Kemp, chair of FPA and publisher of the Navarre Press)

A story noting the award and Vedder's DePauw degree states, "After spending 10 years with Dow Jones and Company and ending up as national production manager of worldwide operations, he moved to Venice where he served as general manager and publisher. He was also vice president of the company that owns the newspaper, the Sun Coast Media Group. He worked for that company from 1978 to 2010 when he retired. He continues as vice president 92586and a member of their board. He served as president of the Florida Press Association and continues on the board of the Florida Press Foundation."

Robert A. Vedder was a history major at DePauw, where he worked on Indiana's oldest college newspaper, The DePauw.

The Florida Press Association is the trade association of the newspapers of Florida. Founded in 1879, it serves every daily newspaper and most weekly newspapers throughout the state.

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