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Conference Panelist Philip Meyer

Philip Meyer began his newspaper career in 1944 as a substitute carrier for the Clay Center (Kansas) Dispatch. After graduation from Kansas State University, where he was editor of the daily Collegian, he served in the Navy, did reporting and editing for the Topeka Daily Capital, then studied and taught political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Those experiences led to a 23-year career with Knight Ridder as reporter, Washington correspondent, and director of news and circulation research. He returned to Chapel Hill as a Kenan professor in 1981 and is now holder of its Knight Chair in Journalism.

Meyer’s books include Precision Journalism (4th edition, 2002), Ethical Journalism, The Newspaper Survival Book and the recently published The Vanishing Newspaper: Saving Journalism in the Information Age. His next project will be a study of the effects of changing technology on journalism ethics.