The Andersons leave $8.7 million to the JMC School
State-of-the-art 21st century media education for a global communications world.

Emma Anderson & Dr. Dwight Bentel, Journalism School Founder              Jack Anderson             Emma & Jack 

In 2014, the JMC School launched a major building and classroom technology
upgrade project thanks to the generosity of Emma and Jack Anderson.

While most of their gift has been endowed, part of the funds are being used to
create a new convergence student media operation, and build a new
state-of-the art digital television facility.



Combined with the JMC School's existing Cisco Telepresence System,
plans were developed for a new global communications academic network.
Students will also be able to develop professional quality advertising, journalism
and public relations productions and campaigns for Bay Area
and California business clients.


Click the arrow above to see video of the Feb. 6, 2013 gift announcement

JMC School Anderson Gift Press Release:  $8.7 Million Anderson Gift

Jack Anderson’s Globe Printing was an integral part of the journalism education
that students received at San Jose State University between the 1950’s to 1970’s,
according to The First Fifty Years, a history of the
School of Journalism by the late
Professor Dolores Spurgeon. She wrote: 

“In his efforts to make his establishment a practical laboratory for students,
Mr. Anderson contributed importantly to the success of the paper
as a training medium. His print shop became a well-equipped
classroom for the students who took turns putting the
paper “to bed” each weeknight. The physical arrangement thus
provided the close working relationship between students, typographers
and pressmen, constituted an instructional facility far beyond
the financial means of the department to have provided.”

        Clyde Lawrence, Advertising, Professor-Emeritus,
recalls visiting Globe Printing in the 1960’s.
“Jack actually had a room set aside with all of the equipment so that
the students could actually lay out the paper at Globe Printing.
He had a special employee assigned to assist the
students with this endeavor.”

        According to Mack Lundstrom, long time Journalism Professor
and Spartan Daily Advisor, “in
the 1950s and ’60s, stories were
typed and pencil-edited on paper, plus continuous tone photographic
prints, were delivered with layout dummies to the Globe late in the afternoon. 

By the’70s and ’80s, the conversion to offset printing moved typesetting
and paste-up to the Daily complex of rooms in Dwight Bentel Hall,
with the Daily hiring production workers to do what the Globe workers had
previously done.  During the ’90s, students increasingly
became involved in the production process, using computers and
pagination programs so that students now perform all the tasks of printing
the Daily except the actual presswork.”

      “When we did move the production of the paper to offset printing,”
recalls Lawrence, “Jack actually had a ceremony for the students by burying the
old press and placing it in a concrete slab."

Emma and Jack Anderson promised Dr. Dwight Bentel
they would remember the JMC School in
their Will, and continue to help SJSU students in the future be
competitive for jobs in the mass communications world.


Thank you
Jack and Emma


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