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Jim Shumaker, well-known North Carolina journalist and the inspiration for the nationally syndicated cartoon \"Shoe\", was honored by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication with an endowed professorship, effective August 1.
Jim Shumaker was the longtime editor of the Chapel Hill Weekly and professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism. He was the inspiration for the comic strip \"Shoe\" and an influence on hundreds of reporters who worked for him and students who studied under him. In an interview taped in 1993, Shumaker ranges pungently over a variety of subjects.