Our next speaker, is a professor at the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr Clark is a member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. Board member of The Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation and Freedom of Information, Oklahoma. He teaches writing, ethics and photography. Dr Clark has also had 20 years experience with newspapers, including owning The Waurika News-Democrat, and part-time copy editor at The Oklahoman. Published in Persimmon Hill, Oklahoma Today, Editor and Publisher, the Oklahoma Publisher and Publishers Auxiliary. Writes monthly column for the Oklahoma Press Association Oklahoma Publisher and conducts workshops for Oklahoma professional journalists and writers.
He has won numerous statewide awards in writing, photography and editing. His research interests include community journalism, media ethics, international media systems, newspapers, photography and journalism education. Other journalism experienced includes Clarinda (IA) Herald-Journal, Duncan ((OK) Banner, “Coffee with Clark” program at KCSC-FM. Earned doctorate of education (Ed.D.) degree in mass communication from Oklahoma State University, a master of arts (M.A.) degree in journalism from the University of Iowa, and a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree in English from the University of Central Oklahoma.