William “Butch” Ward

distinguished fellow, Poynter Institute
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William “Butch” Ward is a distinguished fellow on the faculty of the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, FL.. He was a journalist for 27 years at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Baltimore (MD) News-American, serving stints as managing editor at both newspapers. Before joining Poynter, Ward spent three years being covered by journalists as the spokesperson for Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia. At Poynter, Ward works with journalists on subjects that include newsroom leadership, newspapers' role in communities, coaching writers and detecting bias. He will be heading the Poynter seminars related to coverage of the 2008 elections. Ward graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in English.

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Keeping Our Focus:  What IS Our Role in the Electoral Process?
April 19, 2007, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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