BIG GIFT: Walter Hussman with UNC Dean Susan King in university video about his family’s $25 million gift.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette had the front page news this morning of a $25 million contribution by the family of D-G publisher Walter Hussman to the University of North Carolina for its journalism school, which will be renamed the Hussman School of Journalism and Media.

For another take on the news, here’s the account in the News and Observer in Raleigh.

The D-G account noted the money came from family, not corporate assets. His media company owns cable TV/Internet service providers as well as newspapers in Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri.


Here’s the UNC release, with video, on the gift. Hussman and  one of his daughters are alums of UNC.