Walter Middlebrook is the Foster Professor of Practice in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University. Middlebrook has worked in editing roles at the Minneapolis Star, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch, Newsday, New York Newsday, The New York Times, USA Today and The Detroit News.
At The Detroit News, he supervised an award-winning investigations team, while producing weekly entertainment and opinion stand-alone sections. Before that, he managed the newspaper’s award-winning department that included the metro desk, state house, and Washington, D.C., bureaus.
Middlebrook has earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He also has earned a Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University and the Spirit of Diversity Award from Wayne State University.
He is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and an Eagle Scout. I am delighted to have Walter Middlebrook as a guest on this episode of the podcast, and I am sure that you will enjoy listening to the story of his career as a journalist.