Former San Jose Mercury News publisher to teach at UC Berkeley grad school

The Associated Press
Friday December 21, 2001

BERKELEY — The former chairman and publisher of the San Jose Mercury News has joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Jay T. Harris, 53, was appointed the Robert C. Maynard Fellow at the Graduate School of Journalism, the university announced Thursday. 

Harris, who resigned from the newspaper in March, will teach classes and deliver the Maynard Lectures on the state of the American media. 

The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education trains journalists of color and helps the nation’s media reflect the nation’s diversity.