North Carolina broadcasting and cable groups raise over $200,000 to establish an annual media law colloquium in honor of the longtime Hearst regulatory counsel at the University of North Carolina.
Raleigh, N.C., attorney Wade Hargrove was honored in a surprise ceremony on Wednesday.
The North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB), the North Carolina Cable Telecommunications Association (NCCTA), the Hearst Corp. and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Foundation of North Carolina announced to Hargrove that they raised more than $200,000 to establish an annual media law colloquium in his honor.
Hargrove, a partner with Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, has been NCAB executive director and general counsel for more than 39 years, NCCTA general counsel for 30 years and Hearst communications regulatory counsel for 20 years. He has supported the UNC-Chapel Hill journalism and law schools as an adviser, volunteer and donor.
The Wade H. Hargrove Communications Law and Policy Colloquium will feature an annual public address at UNC by a prominent national figure in communications law and public policy. The speaker will also meet with students and industry leaders.
Hargrove was the driving force behind the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy, a national forum for the media industry, legal scholars and practitioners to discuss emerging issues at the intersection of media and law. The center is a collaboration between the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the UNC School of Law.