Richard Griffiths: Opportunity Keeps Knocking


For Richard T. Griffiths, vice president and senior editorial director of CNN, success is built on high standards, long hours and forward thinking. Being in the right place at the right time helps, too. Griffiths and his family emigrated from … Continued

Charlie Tuggle: Broadcast Guru


Charlie Tuggle brings to his position as director of the electronic communication sequence at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication an extensive career as a broadcast journalist and producer. Among other achievements, “Dr. T,” as his students affectionately … Continued

Stephanie Willen Brown: Ask Her Anything


If you have a question, Stephanie Willen Brown probably has an answer. If she doesn’t, she will help you find one. As the director of the Park Library in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Brown fields questions … Continued

Val Lauder: On Women, WWII, and Journalism


Brushes with greatness? Valarie “Val” Lauder, 89, has had plenty. As a young woman in the World War II era working at the Chicago Daily News, she organized a successful press conference with the President of the United States and … Continued

John Robinson: Letter to the Editor


As editor of the Greensboro News & Record for 27 years, John Robinson has experienced the apex and decline of the newspaper industry. Born in Virginia and raised in Oklahoma, Robinson moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, at age 16. Robinson … Continued

Frank E. Fee Jr.: From the Newsroom to the Classroom


As a reporter and editor, Frank Fee Jr. witnessed history. As a war correspondent in Vietnam, he lived history. As a professor and scholar, he brought history to life for others. “A journalist doesn’t really do the same thing twice,” … Continued

Linda Brinson: Newspapers Then and Now


For Linda Brinson, who calls herself “more a writer than a talker,” writing has always been in the cards. “I always liked to write, for fun,” Brinson says, describing the poetry and romance stories she wrote growing up. However, she … Continued

Wyndham Robertson: Fame at Fortune Magazine


Wyndham Robertson had always wanted to be a writer, but since a journalism program wasn’t offered at Hollins College, she majored in economics with hopes of establishing herself as a professional writer. She began her career upon graduation as a … Continued

Brett Chambers: The Sweet Sound of Success


Brett Chambers will try anything, and if at first he doesn’t succeed … truth be told, he usually does succeed. Chambers, a former program director at WDUK and producer at WTVD, was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists’ … Continued