Spokesman-Review editor to serve as keynote for League’s annual meeting Nov. 5

Spokesman-Review editor to serve as keynote for League’s annual meeting Nov. 5

Renowned journalist and editor of the Spokesman-Review, Rob Curley will serve as the keynote speaker at the League's 2020 Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony, on Nov. 5, 2020.
Curley's virtual presentation is titled “The Virtuous Circle: Teaching a community how to be a community,” and speaks of the value of steady leadership and how focusing on the positive can have a great impact during a time in which both small towns and its newspapers struggle.

Dating back to the early days of the Internet, Spokesman-Review editor Rob Curley has long been considered one of the newspaper industry’s biggest innovators. Through his times at some of the biggest newspapers in the nation like The Washington Post and Orange County Register to working at small midwestern papers like the Lawrence Journal-World and Topeka Capital-Journal, it’s his love of community journalism that drives him.

After building some of the most award-winning news sites on the Internet, he has been featured on the cover of national magazines and even an Apple commercial. Creativity Magazine named him one of the 50 Most Creative People in the World, and he’s one of the only newspaper editors in the world to give “Tech Talks” to Google's programmers on the web giant’s main campus in Silicon Valley.

In 2019, Editor & Publisher magazine named The Spokesman-Review as one of the “10 Newspapers That Do It Right” in the United States, focusing on the newspaper’s ground-breaking community events series. With a quick wit and and natural knack for whimsical storytelling, Curley is a sought-after speaker on the national and international levels.

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