Reporters Committee Executive Director named dean at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Lucy Dalglish, the executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP), will begin serving as the Dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland on August 1. In addition to guiding and strengthening RCFP during her twelve year tenure as the head of the organization, Lucy was instrumental to developing and sustaining coalitions of like-minded advocates who are willing to work to promote open and accountable government. She has served as a member of's Steering Committee since our founding. Patrice McDermott,'s executive director, said, “Our loss is an incredible gain for the College of Journalism. We will greatly miss Lucy in our advocacy community, but are pleased she will be close by as we plan to still tap her deep knowledge.”