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W. Patrick Dougherty

Executive Editor & Sr. Vice President

Patrick Dougherty was named executive editor of the Anchorage Daily News in October 1998. He started working at the Daily News in 1980 as the first editor of We Alaskans, the newspaper's Sunday magazine.

Dougherty edited "A People in Peril," the series for which the Daily News won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service. He was one of 12 U.S. journalists selected for the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University for the 1988-89 school year. Before joining the News, he worked as a consultant on commercial fishing issues for the Alaska Legislature, co-owned an alternative weekly newspaper based in Anchorage and wrote sports for The Anchorage Times. He received a degree in journalism from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in 1974.

[AK 0201] - Part 1: Intro and Contribution (4:32)

Pat Dougherty, the executive editor of the Anchorage Daily News, introduces himself and summarizes key contributions of his newspaper to its community.

[AK 0202] - Part 2: Content and Ethics (8:29)

Pat Dougherty, the executive editor of the Anchorage Daily News, describes some differences between professional journalists and Internet bloggers, and how ethical issues are handled at his newspaper.

[AK 0203] - Part 3: Strategic Changes (7:29)

Pat Dougherty, the executive editor of the Anchorage Daily News, describes some of the strategic changes instituted in his newsroom in the past several years to remain competitive in the digital era.

[AK 0204] - Part 4: Adaptation and the Future (7:14)

Pat Dougherty, the executive editor of the Anchorage Daily News, looks at the future of the daily newspaper business.

[AK 0205] - Part 5: Prospects and Preparation (4:02)

Pat Dougherty, the executive editor of the Anchorage Daily News, tells individuals preparing for careers in journalism about their prospects at newspapers and how to prepare for newspaper careers.