is Dick Thien?
Dick Thien, a Chips
Quinn writing coach, is a long-time editor and journalism
educator. He was a founding editor of USA TODAY and
an editor whose newspapers won numerous state, national
awards, including Gannett’s Outstanding Newspaper Achievement
Award in 1977 for work by the Chronicle-Tribune in Marion,
Ind., and in 1985 for work by the Argus Leader, Sioux Falls,
S.D. In 1986, he was selected one of the top 12 editors
in the country by The Associated Press. He is a 1963 graduate
of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He has
taught writing and editing at the State University of New
York in Binghamton, the University of Nebraska and the University
of Kansas. For chipsquinn.org, Thien tackles what you need
to know about the art of writing and editing.