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AJC's Julia Wallace Named Editor of the Year by Editor & Publisher Magazine

Jan 26, 2005

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AJC’s Julia Wallace Named Editor of the Year by Editor & Publisher Magazine


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution announced that Julia Wallace, editor of the newspaper, has been named “Editor of the Year” by Editor & Publisher magazine. The magazine honored Wallace, editor of the nation's 14th-largest newspaper, for "using a combination of old-fashioned watchdog journalism, new-fangled packaging and design, and a think-global-write-Atlanta philosophy."

Wallace — once an AJC intern — became the newspaper's first female editor in 2002, a year after she was hired as managing editor.

About the recognition, Wallace said: "I'm very fortunate to work with a talented, dedicated staff who works every day to make this paper reflect exciting and always-changing Atlanta.”

As editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Wallace directs a team of more than 500 journalists. Under her leadership, the newspaper has introduced an array of new sections, including Atlanta & the World, Movies & More, Home & Garden and a popular Thursday entertainment tabloid, accessAtlanta. She has focused on key areas of content improvement, including investigative reporting, state government news and zone coverage.

A native of Rock Island, Ill., Wallace attended Northwestern University. She began her career in Norfolk, Va., at the Ledger-Star, later moving to the Dallas Times-Herald.

In 1982, she joined USA Today as a reporter and worked her way up to managing editor/special projects. She joined the Chicago Sun-Times in 1992 as managing editor, leaving in 1996 to become executive editor of the Salem (Ore.) Statesman Journal. In 1998, she became managing editor at the Arizona Republic, where she served for two years before moving to Atlanta.

Wallace is a member of the board of directors of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. She is married to free-lance writer and author, Don Campbell. They have two daughters.

About The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the leading source — both in print and online — of news, information and advertising for metropolitan Atlanta, reaching more than 1.1 million readers each weekday and 1.8 million readers each Sunday. Every month, more than three million unique visitors access the newspaper’s Web sites, including ajc.com and accessAtlanta.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is a division of Cox Enterprises, Inc., one of the nation's leading media companies and providers of automotive services.


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