the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
and the School of Communication
present a lecture by
Editor of The Plain Dealer
Reporting in this
Changing Media Environment"
Music & Communication Building
2001 Euclid Ave.
12:00 noon-1:20 p.m.
Open to the public
by the CSU student chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists
(SPJ), Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) & Cleveland
State Advertising Association (CSAA).
Doug Clifton has been editor of The Plain Dealer since June 1, 1999. He joined The Miami Herald in 1970 and over the next 17 years held a variety of reporting and editing assignments at The Herald, including city editor and deputy managing editor. In 1987 he served as news editor of Knight Ridder's Washington bureau. In 1989 he became managing editor of The Charlotte Observer.
Clifton returned to The Miami Herald in 1991 as executive editor. Under his leadership, The Herald won three Pulitzer Prizes, one for meritorious public service in 1992 for coverage of Hurricane Andrew, a second for commentary and a third for investigative reporting. The Plain Dealer won its first Pulitzer in 50 years in 2004 for commentary.
Clifton graduated from Dowling
College in Long Island, with a political science degree. He served three
years in the U.S. Army, including a year as an artillery officer in
Vietnam in the late 1960s.