Terry Anderson, onetime hostage, to teach at U. of Kentucky

Terry A. Anderson, the former chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press who spent nearly seven years as a hostage in Lebanon, has joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky's journalism school.

Anderson, 61, will teach a mass-media diversity class focused on international journalism. The course will start in January, said Beth E. Barnes, director of the School of Journalism and Telecommunications. He also will work on projects with the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, and the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center, both of which are based at UK.

The university also tapped Anderson and his wealth of international experience to help broaden UK's global reach. Anderson will work with the provost's office to expand study-abroad opportunities, establish new faculty exchange programs and help UK journalism students land foreign internships.

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