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39 “My first contact with Don Carter was in the spring of 1960 when, as a sophomore at Cornell University, I applied late for one of the first Newspaper Fund reporting internships,” recalls Richard Levine, president of the Dow Jones News Fund. “All the Fund internships had been distributed. But Don kindly offered to include me in the program if I could locate an internship on my own, which I did at the Ithaca Journal as a telegraph editor and sports reporter. More recently, as president of the Fund, I benefited from Don’s wise counsel and inexhaustible knowledge of the news business and the Fund.” as a member emeritus until his death. After The National Observer Carter held a succession of senior jobs in journalism, culminating in a position as vice president of news for Knight-Ridder newspapers, where he worked until he retired in 1982. “I was honored to serve with Mr. Carter for more than 25 years when Tom Engleman, Fund executive director from 1968 to 1992 and a member of the board, said, “Every time I saw Don during the 25 years I managed the Fund, he provided support and gave me confidence that the work I was doing was in line with what the founders had in mind. His vision and the vision of Dow Jones executives for the mission of the Fund served as my guiding light over the years, as I worked to keep our programs in sync with the changing needs of the nation’s newsrooms.” I was the executive director of the Dow Jones News Fund,” said Richard Holden. “His passion for, and devotion to, helping young folks pursue careers in journalism are traits I will never forget. He will be missed.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted President Carter as saying, “He will be remembered not only as a superb journalist and newspaper executive, but as an advocate for the important role that journalists play in our democracy.” A funeral service was held at St. Simons First Presbyterian Church in Sea Island, Georgia, Saturday, March 25. Gallery Throughout his career and during retirement Carter stayed involved in journalism education and training. He served as president of the Grady College alumni board and on the board of directors for The Red & Black. He remained on Fund’s board The Dow Jones News Fund former executive directors, left to right, Richard Holden, Don Carter and Tom Engleman.