Gene Roberts (journalist) Eugene Leslie Roberts Jr.
(born June 15, 1932)
is an American journalist and professor of journalism. He has been a national editor of The New York Times
, executive editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer
from 1972 to 1990, and managing editor of The New York Times
from 1994 to 1997. Roberts is most known for presiding over The Inquirer
's "Golden Age",
a time in which the newspaper was given increased freedom and resources, won 17 Pulitzer Prizes
in 18 years,
displaced The Philadelphia Bulletin
as the city's "paper of record", and was considered to be Knight Ridder
's crown jewel as a profitable enterprise and an influential regional paper.
had never won any Pulitzer Prize (established 1917) before Roberts became executive editor but won them under his leadership.
- 1975, national reporting
- 1976, editorial cartoons
- 1977, local reporting
- 1978, public service journalism
- 1979, international reporting
- 1980, local reporting
- 1985, investigative reporting
- 1985, feature photography
- 1986, feature photography
- 1986, national reporting
- 1987, feature writing
- 1987, investigative reporting
- 1987, investigative reporting
- 1988, national reporting
- 1989, national reporting
- 1989, feature writing
- 1990, public service journalism
In 1984, Roberts was inducted into the N.C. Journalism Hall of Fame.
Roberts was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by the state of North Carolina on January 30, 2015.
Books as co-author or co-editor
- The Censors and the Schools (Little, Brown, 1963; Greenwood Press, 1977, ISBN 0837196876), by Roberts and Jack Nelson
- Assignment America: A Collection of Outstanding Writing from the New York Times (Quadrangle, 1974; ISBN 0812903846), eds. Roberts and David Jones
- Leaving Readers Behind: the age of corporate newspapering (University of Arkansas Press, 2001; ISBN 1557287716), editor-in-chief, with Thomas Kunkel and Charles Layton
- Breach of Faith: a crisis of coverage in the age of corporate newspapering (University of Arkansas Press, 2002; ISBN 1557287090), editor-in-chief, with Thomas Kunkel
- The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006; ISBN 0679403817), by Roberts and Hank Klibanoff
- ^ For birthdate and full name, Library of Congress Authorities cites Contemporary Authors, which may be derived from earlier LC CIP data.
- ^ Shapiro, Michael (2007). "Heartbreak on Wheels: The Philadelphia Inquirer". In Charles M. Madigan (ed.). 30: The Collapse of the Great American Newspaper (Hardback). Chicago: Ivan R. Lee. p. 156. ISBN 978-1-56663-742-8.
- ^ Cauchon, Dennis (August 1, 1990). "Roberts to leave 'Inquirer'". USA Today.
- ^ Williams, Marjorie (August 1, 1990). "Philadelphia Inquirer's Top Editor Resigns". The Washington Post.
- ^ Schultz, Will. "Gene Roberts (1932-)". NorthCarolinahistory.org: An Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
- ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes". Retrieved 3 May 2011.
- ^ "History". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
- ^ "Golden Plate Awardees of the American Academy of Achievement". www.achievement.org. American Academy of Achievement.
- ^ a b "Eugene Roberts". N.C. Media & Journalism Hall of Fame. 1984. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
- ^ Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Board of Directors
- ^ "Interview with Gene Roberts on JournalismJobs.com". Archived from the original on 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2007-04-22.
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