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Blumberg Passes

Prof. Blumberg and some of his later works.

Nathaniel Blumberg died in Kalispell Tuesday, February 14, 2012, about a week after suffering a stroke at his home in Bigfork. He lived 89 years.

He was dean of the University of Montana Journalism School from 1956 to 1968, but his influence on many journalists came from his Senior Seminar classes – a course that was both feared and enjoyed.

The school benefited from his vision as dean, when he started the Montana Journalism Review, and helped get KUFM Radio on the air, along with the radio and TV department. After serving as dean, he continued to teach for 23 years, and published a newsletter, the Treasure State Review, and the book “The Afternoon of March 30.”

Blumberg was born in Denver, schooled at the University of Colorado and Oxford and taught at the University of Nebraska and Michigan State University.

On a personal note, I attended Prof. Blumberg’s classes and managed to complete my senior paper under his scrutiny. I became a better writer because of his teaching. And as exacting as he might have been in editing copy, he excelled in opening students’ minds to a wider range of possible viewpoints when reporting the news.

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