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Craig Flournoy

Craig Flourney

Dr. Flournoy was an investigative reporter for The Dallas Morning News for 22 years. He has won more than 50 state and national journalism awards including the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting-the first Pulitzer awarded to The Dallas Morning News. Dr. Flournoy also was one of three finalists for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting. Other national awards include the Associated Press Managing Editors Association's Public Service Award, the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors' Medal for Outstanding Investigative Reporting, the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Reporting and the Scripps Howard Edward J. Meeman Award for Environmental Reporting. He also won 11 Dallas Press Club Katie awards, including five for investigative reporting.

Dr. Craig Flournoy teaches advanced news writing, computer-assisted reporting, history of American journalism and investigative reporting at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Flournoy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with honors in 1975 from the University of New Orleans. He received a Master of Arts degree in history in 1986 from Southern Methodist University. In 1997-98, he was the Philip G. Warner Professor of Journalism at Sam Houston State University, the only working journalist to hold that chair. In August 2003, he graduated from the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. http://www.smu.edu/Meadows/FacultyAndStaff/Journalism/FlournoyCraig.aspx

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Lessons for Craig Flournoy

Newsroom

Trustee: Craig Flournoy
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 45 minutes
Description:
Students will simulate a newsroom and discuss how editorial decisions are made.
 


News Abuse

Trustee: Craig Flournoy
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 45 minutes
Description: Students will interview peers about sources of news, conduct a class survey, write a survey report, and express agreement/disagreement with an opinion.
 


Lines and Leads

Trustee: Craig Flournoy
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will read, analyze, and write headlines and lead lines for newspaper articles.
 


It's All in the Head(lines)

Trustee: Craig Flournoy
Grade Level: 6-8
Time: 45 minutes
Description:
Students will read, analyze, distinguish between news of various scope, and predict the main points of a news story.
 


Information on The Side

Trustee: Craig Flournoy
Grade Level: 6-8
Time: 90 minutes
Description:
Students will identify ways of presenting print information while recognizing effects on audiences, design features to highlight, and present and defend their choice.


Editor's Pick

Trustee: Craig Flournoy
Grade Level: 6-8
Time: 90 minutes
Description:
Students will make editorial decisions and present their findings.
 


Nominate An American Trustee

Trustees: All
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 5-6 45 minutes classes
Description:
The students will define community leadership, conduct library and internet research, write a report on a community leader and submit the nominee on the website.