Randolph Murray is a retired journalist with 40-plus years of experience as a writer and editor, most notably at the Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he was night news editor and front page editor upon his retirement. At the Tribune, he was associate managing editor and news editor of the Trib’s Washington Bureau during the Reagan-Bush era. He also has been published widely on a national basis with freelance pieces ranging from a look back at both the 150th anniversary of the Civil War turning point of the Battle of Vicksburg and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights movement’s heroic Freedom Riders, to an enlightening look at Georgia’s burgeoning wine industry, to an in-depth interview with Rolling Stones/Allman Brothers keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who discussed his new avocation as an environmentalist and sustaining tree farmer, while still rocking with Mick, Keith and Co.
Along the way, Mr. Murray worked as adjunct instructor in journalism at the University of Alaska (during a stint as executive editor of the Anchorage Times), led the teaching of news and copy editing for young professional journalists at the American Press Institute in suburban Washington, D.C., and spent decades giving on-the-job training in the finer arts of editing to countless journalists at newspapers small and large, from Florida to Alaska and major journalistic centers in between.
Mr. Murray brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching others to appreciate how using our language properly to express oneself is invaluable in communicating clearly and effectively. That knowledge also inspires an appreciation of the works of literature that enhances a student’s broader education. He shares his vast knowledge with remarkable patience and appreciation for the individual’s ability to learn at one’s own pace while setting realistic goals for success.