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.