Vertu Publishing released the novel “Look for Something Good” by Robert Drews.
Gerald Jordan is retiring from the journalism faculty at the University of Arkansas after 27 years there, closing his career with Journalism Educator of the Year honors presented on June 25, 2022, by the Arkansas Press Association.
Prior to joining the Arkansas faculty Jordan worked 12 years (and afterward, 15 summers) at the Philadelphia Inquirer, first as a reporter and later as an editor. Jordan was on the editorial board of the Boston Globe from October 1978 until April 1979. When he graduated from Medill in 1971 he worked as a sports reporter and later editorial writer, then returned to write a TV/radio column for The Kansas City Star. He also was a Nieman Fellow in 1981-82.
Laura Washington (BSJ78, MSJ80) is starting a new job at the Chicago Tribune after 20 years at the Chicago Sun-Times. Her weekly column, featuring her reporting on race, politics and urban issues, will appear in the Tribune’s opinion section starting June 6.
Richard Eisenberg will receive the PSS Impact Award for Leadership in Positive Aging on May 12, 2022 for his work inspiring people 50 and older to live with passion and purpose. He was Managing Editor of Next Avenue, the PBS site for people 50+, and editor of its Money and Work channels before “unretiring” in January 2022. The former president of the Medill Club of New York, Eisenberg now writes The View From Unretirement column for MarketWatch and is the 2022 Digital Media Strategies Director for the NYU Summer Publishing Institute.
The Southern Environmental Law Center awarded Tony Bartelme its 2021 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Award for his stories about climate change, including threats to the Santee River Delta ecosystem and a rare bird, the eastern black rail. Bartelme is a special projects reporter for The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina.
Roy Harris will have his 12th annual Pulitzer Prize preview published by Poynter.org in April. Roy retired in 2013 after a reporting and editing career at The Wall Street Journal, and later The Economist Group’s CFO Magazine. He began contributing to Poynter in 2003, and began previewing the Pulitzers for Poynter in 2009. Columbia U. Press brought out Roy’s book Pulitzer’s Gold in an updated new edition for the Pulitzer Prize centennial in 2016. www.pulitzersgold.com.
Ronny Glasner Frishman is the author of Nina Allender, Suffrage Cartoonist, With a Drawing Pencil She Helped Win the Vote for Women, a middle-grade book published in September 2020 by Bedazzled Ink Publishing Co. (available on Amazon.com and B&N.com). One of only a few female political cartoonists in the early 20th century, Allender was the “official cartoonist” of The Suffragist, the weekly newspaper of the National Woman’s Party, founded by the famous activist Alice Paul. Allender created nearly 300 cartoons on suffrage and women’s rights; her “Allender girl” was viewed as the period’s ideal of the modern female agitator. Frishman, pf Rochester, NY, wrote and edited for newspapers, magazines and other media for nearly 40 years.
Philip Lentz (BSJ72)
Philip Lentz was recently named Director of Speechwriting for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He had an award-winning journalism career before moving into government. He was a political reporter for a number of publications, including the Philadelphia Bulletin, the Chicago Tribune and Crain’s New York Business. In politics, he served as press secretary for Paul Tsongas during his 1992 presidential campaign, and for NY Lt. Gov. Stan Lundine. He also served as a public relations executive for government agencies and New York University. As Director of Speechwriting, he oversees a five person team responsible for all of the governor’s public remarks.
Allan Gold (BSJ 77, MSJ78)
Allan Gold retired from McKinsey & Company after 22 years in the firm’s editorial and publishing group. He served on the board of editors and as editor-in-chief of the McKinsey Quarterly, the firm’s flagship publication. He also edited the McKinsey quarterly website, and worked as an executive editor in the firm’s publishing group. He plans to stay in the thought leadership business on a project basis, and has also joined Chicago-based firm Leff Communication as a senior advisor.
Joe Frolik (BSJ76)
Joe Frolik has been promoted to the newly created position of executive editor at ideastream, Northeast Ohio’s public media source. In his new role, Frolik is responsible for the planning, creation and supervision of all local news and information content produced or presented for ideastream audiences. He leads content managers and staff across all platforms and develops and maintains ideastream’s partnerships. Previously, Frolik served as ideastream’s managing producer for community affairs, and spent more than 30 years with Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer as a reporter, national correspondent and finally chief editorial writer.