After 37 years in the newspaper business, 27 of which were with the News & Record, I left the paper in December 2011. I’ve been a reporter, city editor, editorial page editor, team management coach and, beginning in January 1999, editor of the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C.
While I was editor, the newspaper won nearly 200 N.C Press Association awards, a Batten Award for Innovation in Journalism, two first place awards for General Excellence in the Missouri Journalism contest, numerous APSE awards and made Editor & Publisher’s 10 Newspapers That Do It Right annual lists twice.
I have spoken to classes at Poynter Institute, API, Harvard, UNC, UNCG, Guilford College and N.C. A&T State University. I have taught mass communications at Elon University. I currently teach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 2012-2015, I was director of communications of the Elon University Poll.