Prof. Davis has worked in newsrooms of all kinds and all sizes, as a manager, editor, writer and page designer. He was executive editor at the community newspaper in Chambersburg, Pa., for six years prior to joining the Newhouse faculty in 1999. Before that he was national editor and then Washington editor at USA Today, including one year as the lead editor directing the newspaper’s coverage of the Persian Gulf War.
Within a year or two, he hopes to turn the project over to the community and work at the project as a volunteer.
He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism with a bachelor’s degree in 1977.
Former DirectorAshley joined as director of The Stand in May of 2009 and quickly began collecting sources and contacts in the community. She was the main point person for interested contributors and worked to coordinate all content seen on the website and in print.
She graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and previously worked at The Citizen, the daily newspaper based in Auburn, NY. As the paper’s features editor, she worked not only with staff writers but community members to provide local coverage of Cayuga County.