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Orlando Sentinel Editor Speaks at Belmont Monday

Hall Guided Newsday’s 9/11 Coverage
charlottehall.jpgCharlotte H. Hall, senior vice president and editor of the Orlando Sentinel, speaks at Belmont University Monday as part of the New Century Journalism program’s Speakers Series for the spring semester. Hall, who oversees the Sentinel’s newsroom which serves the printed newspaper, OrlandoSentinel.com, the weekly, bilingual El Sentinel and several English- and Spanish-language television and radio partnerships, speaks at 10 a.m. Monday in the Bunch Multimedia Hall on the second floor of the library. Members of the media are invited to attend.


Hall is one of a handful of elite journalists speaking at Belmont this spring. Prior to joining the Sentinel in March 2004, Hall, 59, held several key management positions at Newsday, one of the nation’s largest daily newspapers, serving Long Island and New York City.
Hall joined Newsday in 1981 and served successively as copy chief, metropolitan editor for the New York City edition, Nassau County editor, Washington news editor and assistant managing editor for Long Island. She also spent two years as Newsday’s marketing director, responsible for home delivery circulation marketing, Newspaper in Education and the Research Department.
She became Newsday’s vice president for planning in 2003. Before that, she was managing editor for nearly seven years, responsible for Long Island, Queens, New York State, national and foreign desks as well as the editorial art and photo departments. She oversaw the newspaper’s coverage of September 11 and the Iraq War.
Under Hall’s overall direction, Newsday reporters won numerous national and regional prizes for reporting excellence, including the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 1995. She has served as a Pulitzer juror. Earlier in her career, Hall worked at several other newspapers, including The Record (Hackensack, N.J.), The Boston Herald-American and The Washington Star.
Hall is treasurer of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. She was elected to the ASNE board in 2001 and has chaired several ASNE committees, including Diversity, High School Journalism and The American Editor. She is a leader in diversity work. In recognition of her efforts, Hall received the Tribune Values Award in 2001. In 2003 she was chosen as recipient of the second annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership, given by ASNE, the Associated Press Managing Editors and The Freedom Forum. She also is a member of the International Women’s Media Foundation.
Hall received her BA from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. She graduated cum laude with honors in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her MA with honors from the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago.
Other speakers scheduled as part of the Speakers’ Series for the Spring semester are:
Retha Hill
Vice President of Content Development
BET.com
Monday, April 3, 10 a.m.
Leu Center for the Visual Arts, Room 117
Ken Paulson
Editor
USA Today
Friday, April 21, 10 a.m.
Bunch Multimedia Hall, 2nd Floor Library
ESPN News Editor Neal Scarbrough’s appearance at Belmont, originally scheduled for Feb. 13 but canceled due to a travel difficulties from a blizzard in the northeast, has been rescheduled for Friday, March 24, in the Bunch Library Multimedia Hall.
Belmont University’s New Century Journalism program, part of the Media Studies Department, is designed to prepare students to work in newsrooms across broadcast, print and online media platforms.