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Steve Davis

Chair, Newspaper & Online Journalism Associate Professor Newspaper & Online Journalism Also teaches in: Magazine, Newspaper & Online Journalism

Steve Davis has worked in newsrooms of all kinds and of all sizes as a manager, editor, writer and page designer. He was executive editor at the community newspaper in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and also served as both national editor and Washington editor at USA TODAY. His time there included one year as the lead editor directing the newspaper's coverage of the Persian Gulf War.

He also worked in Jackson, Mississippi. and Rochester, New York on the sports, local and national desks. In the mid-1980s, he worked for Gannett Co., Inc. in Washington, D.C. on a research and development project to create some of the earliest prototypes for personalized, online news.

He is the co-author of "Click on Democracy: The Power of the Internet to Change Political Apathy into Civic Action" (Westview Press).

Notable projects include The Stand, a community newspaper and companion website serving Syracuse's South Side which Davis created in 2009, and his blog, Think Like an Editor, which he runs with his wife, Emilie, an adjunct professor at Newhouse.

In 2011, Davis took a group of students to Grahamstown, South Africa where they created the multimedia World Journalism Project. He was also one of three Newhouse faculty members who led the News21 student team that produced Apart from War in 2010.


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