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KU journalism professor wins Scripps Howard teacher of the year award

March 16, 2012, 4:55 p.m. Updated March 16, 2012, 5:34 p.m.


A Kansas University associate professor of journalism has been honored as the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Journalism and Mass Communication Teacher of the Year.

The Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Awards competition is a national competition that seeks to honor the best work in the communications industry and journalism education, according to a statement.

Doug Ward, a former staff editor at The New York Times who teaches editing courses at KU, will receive $10,000 and the Charles E. Scripps Award. The award will be presented April 26 in Detroit.

This story has been updated to reflect a correction. A previous version incorrectly identified the location and date of the presentation of the award.


kolisach 6 years, 1 month ago

who is it? there isn't even a name in this article.

overthemoon 6 years, 1 month ago

Ward. His last name? Or does he go by a singular name? Ironic that the article is about excellence in journalism. People! People!

ahyland 6 years, 1 month ago

You know, it's funny. I actually looked at this a lot harder than most of the stuff I do, for the very reasons you described. I mean, eep, it would be epically silly to have a goof in a story talking about an awesome editing professor. (And he is pretty awesome, by the way, at least from the accounts his students give to me).

But, alas, the best-laid plans of mice and men, and all. Sometimes, if you look too hard at the trees, you miss the forest right in front of you. Congrats, Doug. Just goes to show we all can use a little more editing in our lives.

Andy Hyland LJW Reporter

overthemoon 6 years, 1 month ago

Good response, Andy. All forgiven! I know from experience that proofing your own work is usually not such a good idea. That's what editors are for! I'm not in journalism, but I always have someone else read 'important stuff' that looks perfect to me!

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