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Bill Cloud, Co-director Summer Institute for Midcareer Copy Editors
B.A., B.J. and M.A., University of Missouri.

Bill Cloud has been with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1982. He teaches beginning and advanced classes in copy editing.

Cloud is director of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Center for Editing Excellence, which trains college students and recent graduates for summer internships as copy editors on Knight Ridder newspapers. He is co-director of the Summer Institute for Midcareer Copy Editors, sponsored by the Knight Foundation, which brings 18 professionals to Chapel Hill for a week of training and discussion.

Cloud has been an editing coach at newspapers including the Greensboro News & Record and The News & Observer in Raleigh. He has been a judge for numerous contests, including those of the Dow Jones News Wires and The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. He was coordinator of the first convention of the American Copy Editors Society, held at the University in 1997.

In the School, he coordinates the Hearst Visiting Professionals program. He also is a General College academic adviser, working with pre-journalism majors. In 2002, he won the Kay Phillips Distinguished Service Award for his work as director of what was then the N.C. Scholastic Press Association.

Cloud came to the School from Newsday on Long Island, where he spent some time in charge of the newspaper's Part II (feature section) copy desk. Before joining Newsday, he worked as a reporter and copy editor for The Miami Herald, spending time on copy, sports and state desks.

Cloud is a native of Pleasant Hill, Mo., where his family ran the weekly newspaper.

Office phone: (919) 962-4070
E-mail: bcloud@email.unc.edu

 

Raleigh Mann, Co-director Summer Institute for Midcareer Copy Editors

Raleigh Mann is professor emeritus at the UNC-CH School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He retired in June 2000 after 22 years on its faculty. Mann worked for 15 years as reporter, editor, arts reviewer and columnist at The Miami Herald, The Fort Lauderdale News and Tampa Times.

Since he left, one of those papers has died, and another has changed its name, which might tell you something.