About Me

  • I worked as a police/city hall/school reporter in Conroe after college (A&M 1978)

  • After that, I moved to the sports desk of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

  • Then, I became the Managing Editor (ME) of weekly Lockhart Post-Register.

  • At that point, I moved back to Conroe as ME.

  • Next, I went to the news desk of the Chronicle in 1982.   I started as a rimmer and became the Metro designer.

  • Finally, I became the Page 1 editor and now, I split my time between Page 1 and the inside wire pages.  

  • I have taught news editing and / or news writing at UH, A&M and UHCL since 1990.

Course Information

COMM 3231 - Home


Course Description

Required Texts


Facts about Newspapers 2003

Guide to Associated Press Style

Newspaper Credibility Handbook

UHCL Bayousphere

The Signal Newspaper

For more information about this site please contact Paul McGrath:
Email: superag1@swbell.net or paul.mcgrath@chron.com

Phone (281) 283-3366 Bayou Building, Suite 2121 Hours 11:00am to 11:30am