Here’s video of the dedication of the Lorry I. Lokey Stanford Daily building last week. The video, by the Stanford News Service, includes interviews with Lokey (right), a former Stanford Daily editor who would later start the Business News wire. Other editors and reporters who started their careers at the Stanford Daily are interviewed on the video, too. At left is Stanford Daily editor in chief Christian Torres, who presented a gift to Lokey at the dedication ceremony. Also: •
Lorry Lokey, who was editor of the Stanford Daily in 1949, removed a ceremonial pile of dirt at the site of the student newspaper’s new building at Panama Mall and Duena Street. Lokey, who sold his Business Wire company to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway in 2005, donated $2 million for the $3.75 million project. Here’s a link to the Stanford Daily’s story about the project. The buiding 5,000-square-foot is set to open in the fall of 2008. (Photo credit: Masaru
Construction is scheduled to start this month on a $3.75 million, two-story home for the Stanford Daily in the middle of campus. The 5,400-square-foot building will be located alongside Panama Mall and Old Union, according to a report in the Stanford Daily today. It will be called “The Lorry Lokey Stanford Daily Building” in honor of the founder of Business Wire who was editor of the Daily in 1949. Lokey (pictured) has funded journalism grants and scholarships at Stanford.
Lorry I. Lokey (pictured), the veteran Bay Area journalist and public relations executive who sold his Business Wire to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway in 2005, has given the University of Oregon $74.5 million to benefit science teaching and research, the Portland Business Journal reports. The gift is the largest single academic donation in the school’s history. The gift brings Lokey’s total giving to the University of Oregon to $132 million over just the past four years. Lokey grew up in
Larry I. Lokey (pictured), the veteran Bay Area journalist and public relations executive who sold his Business Wire to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway in 2005, has given a total of $58.4 million to the University of Oregon. He was honored by that school Friday at a gala event in Portland that drew the state’s governor. Although Lokey didn’t attend the UO, he grew up in Portland and credits longtime former UO journalism dean George Turnbull with finding him his first
Dan Fost of the SF Chronicle reports that Lorry Lokey has agreed to sell the San Francisco-based Business Wire to investor Warren Buffett. Lokey founded the wire service in 1961 to give companies a way to distribute news releases. The company has 500 employees and revenues last year of $127 million. (Photo by Jack Liu, University of Oregon)