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From AJR,   November 1998  issue

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By Lori Robertson
Lori Robertson (robertson.lori@gmail.com), a former AJR managing editor, is a senior contributing writer for the magazine.      

ABC's Richard Wald, senior vice president for editorial quality, will retire at the end of the year. Executive Vice President Shelby Coffey III will assume most of his duties, while Wald, 68, will continue to conduct ethics seminars for the network... After 13 years of reporting for NBC News and a previous 20 at CBS, Ed Rabel has turned to the world of PR. Rabel, 58, is vice president for communications at Business Executives for National Security, a Washington nonprofit that educates people on the need for a strong national defense.... Philadelphia Daily News Editorial Page Editor Morris Thompson takes a foreign correspondent post in Brazil with parent Knight Ridder. Thompson will work in the chain's Washington office until he goes to Rio to serve as bureau chief next September. His old job goes to the paper's deputy editorial page editor, Frank Burgos.