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OC Register Editor: ‘I Don’t Do Digital Journalism’

To kick off a 12-week series designed to help the University of Oklahoma figure out the future direction of its various media outlets, the institution hosted Orange County Register metro deputy editor, local news Rob Curley (pictured) as a September 17 keynote speaker.

Per a report in student newspaper The Oklahoma Daily by campus editor Lindsey Ruta, Curley gave a lively and well-received speech:

For newspapers to connect with their readers they must learn to be playful and passionate, to be personal and practical and they must have porn — but not the naughty kind, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist told students Monday night…

Curley made it clear he didn’t do digital journalism. “I do audience journalism,” he said.

Curley, a native of Kansas, has had a long career in journalism. His previous places of employment include the Washington Post, the Las Vegas Sun and the Lawrence Journal Record. Read Ruta’s full write-up here.

[Photo courtesy @robcurley]

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