The Virtuous Circle: Local Journalism’s Fight For Survival
Rob Curley, Editor Spokesman-Review
Dating back to the early days of the Internet, Spokesman-Review editor Rob Curley has long been considered one of the newspaper industry’s biggest innovators. Through his times at some of the largest news organizations in the nation, like The Washington Post and Orange County Register, to working at such small midwestern papers as the Lawrence Journal-World and Topeka Capital-Journal, it’s his passion for community journalism that drives him. After building some of the most award-winning news sites on the Internet, he has been featured on the cover of national magazines and even in an Apple commercial. Creativity Magazine named him one of the 50 Most Creative People in the World, and he’s one of the only newspaper editors in the world to give “Tech Talks” to Google's programmers on the web giant’s main campus in Silicon Valley.