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July 25, 2010
Clark Hoyt
Former Public Editor, The New York Times
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BIO:
CURRENT:
· The New York Times Public Editor (2007-2010)
· Director of the foundation of the American Society of Newspaper Editors

PREVIOUS:
· Journalist for The Ledger, Lakeland Florida (1966)
·Political reporter for Knight Ridder at the Detroit Free Press (1968)
· Washington’s correspondent for the Miami Herald (1970)
· News editor of Knight Ridder’s Washington bureau (1970)
· Bureau chief of Knight Ridder Washington bureau (1987)
· Knight Ridder’s VP (1993-1999)
· Editor and chief of Knight Ridder’s Washington bureau (1999-Sale of company)
· Former chairman of the National Press Foundation

AWARDS:
· Won Pulitzer Prize for reporting on Democratic vice presidential nominee Thomas Eagleton’s history of treatment for depression (1973)
· Received John S. Knight Gold Medal, Knight Ridder’s highest employee award (2004)

EDUCATION:
· Graduated from Columbia University




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Info: Our guest is Clark Hoyt, former Public Editor of The New York Times. A public editor, sometimes called an ombudsman, is designed to be a representative for the newspaper's readers and a way for newspapers to examine their own practices. Clark Hoyt just finished a three year stint in that position for The New York Times. He is the newspaper's third public editor. Clark Hoyt has spent most of his career working for Knight-Ridder newspapers in Detroit and Wichita as well as Washington correspondent for The Miami Herald. During postings in Washington, DC, he was bureau chief, national correspondent and news editor. From 1993-99, he was vice president for news. When Knight-Ridder was sold in 2006, he became a consultant through the transition to the new owners The McClatchy Co. In 1973, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for stories about vice presidential nominee Tom Eagleton's treatment for depression.





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