Dennis Murphy

Dennis Murphy, 72, on Nov. 20, of congestive heart failure. Murphy played an integral role in advancing the reputation of Concordia University’s Department of Communication Studies. He was a member of the first Communication Arts graduating class at Loyola College in 1967, one of Concordia’s founding institutions. After earning his BA, Murphy headed to San Francisco State University to pursue his MA, which he completed in 1972, returning to Loyola to become a faculty member. Murphy developed the Media Ethics and Responsibility course and the Propaganda course, which he taught for four decades. He retired in 2010. His teaching influenced countless students, including Newstalk 1010 (CFRB-AM) Toronto host John Moore, CTV News Channel anchor Todd van der Heyden and Law & Order screenwriter René Balcer, among others.

Gerald Clifford

Gerald Clifford, 71, on Oct. 4. Clifford’s broadcasting career began at CJET radio in Smiths Falls, ON, followed by CHOW Welland, and then Mid-Canada Communications in Sudbury where Clifford did his first stint in management. As a manager, he helmed CHRO-TV Pembroke, then returned to Sudbury and eventually landed in Sault Ste. Marie. After leaving broadcasting, Clifford joined Manitoulin Transport as their corporate trainer. He went on to become manager of five locations of Northern Academy of Transportation Training and Transport Help.  

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