MTSU Hires Attorney, Former USA Today Editor

Attorney Ken Paulson has been hired to be the new dean for the College of Mass Communications at Middle Tennessee State University, the Daily News Journal reports. Paulson served as USA Today’s top editor from 2004 to 2009, as well as having served as president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University and the Newseum in Washington, D.C. “We were impressed by the breadth of Ken’s experience,” MTSU president Sidney McPhee said. “He has led a national news organization, traveled the country with a rock ’n’ roll band to tout the First Amendment and hosted a national television program. His career has touched all of our college’s disciplines.”