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Who 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 and Gannett 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.