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Randy Covington

Randy Covington

Director, WAN-IFRA Newsplex Training Centre - South Carolina, USA

Randy Covington is director of the WAN-IFRA Newsplex Training Centre at the University of South Carolina.  He also is on the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

For WAN-IFRA, Covington serves as a professional trainer and consultant, working with news organizations such as The Daily Nation in Nairobi, Voice of America, the Korean Association of Newspapers as well as the Malayala Manorama and the Mathrubhumi in India.      

For the University, Covington teaches media ethics.  In 2012, he led a team that developed an online training program in convergent journailism for journalists in Russia.  

Covington has a diverse media background. He started his career in print with newspapers in his home state of Indiana, worked as a newswriter for The Associated Press and spent most of his career managing television news operations in the U.S.  His honors include a du-Pont Columbia Citation, four Emmys and an Ohio State Award.

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