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Ex-Detroit Free Press Reporter Rob Musial Selected For Eastern Michigan's Journalism Hall of Fame

March 26, 2024, 10:40 AM by  Allan Lengel


Rob Musial

Former Detroit Free Press reporter Rob Musial, who served as editor-in-chief of The Eastern Echo student paper at Eastern Michigan University from 1970-71, has been selected for The Echo Hall of Fame in Ypsilanti.

The Hall of Fame was established in 2023 to honor outstanding Echo alumni. Musial becomes the second person to be selected. The first inductee was Kevin Allen, a writer and Echo editor who covered sports for USA Today for 30 years.

Musial graduated in 1971 from EMU and worked for a weekly newspaper for a year before joining the Detroit Free Press in the marketing department, editing the employee magazine.

From there, he joined the newsroom as a reporter and columnist. In July 1995, he went on strike and worked as a feature editor and columnist for The Detroit Sunday Journal, the strike newspaper. In 1997, he went to the Oakland Press in Pontiac where he was an entertainment editor, columnist and writer.

From 2006 to 2010, he was the managing editor of Ford magazine, a monthly publication for 140,000 employees and retirees of Ford North America. He currently freelances.

The Eastern Echo received the 2023 College Newspaper of the Year award in the Michigan Press Association contest.

 



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