David J. Morrow, who led TheStreet.com as editor in chief for eight years and delivered some of the company's biggest successes, died Monday night after a monthlong battle with cancer. He was 49.
Morrow -- "Dave" to anyone who knew him -- led TheStreet's editorial teams from 2001 to 2009 before becoming the first Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada.
During his 27-year journalism career, Dave left his imprint on many of the most influential media of our time, including SmartMoney magazine, The New York Times, The Detroit Free Press and Fortune magazine.
|Dave Morrow, 1960-2010|
In Dave's honor, a scholarship fund has been established to aid financial journalism students and honor superior business journalism. The "Dave Morrow Prize for Audacious and Talented Journalists" will be hosted by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, where Dave was a board member, in cooperation with Dave's family. Contributions were kicked off Thursday with a $50,000 pledge from Jim Cramer, co-founder and chairman of TheStreet.com. Donations in the form of checks should be made payable to the Dave Morrow Prize and sent to SABEW, University of Missouri - Columbia, School of Journalism, 134 Neff Annex, Columbia MO, 65211-1200. Make credit card donations by calling SABEW's Vicki Edwards, (573) 882-2878. SABEW is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, and donations will be tax deductible. SABEW's tax identification number is 36-3297751.
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