Former St. Louis Post-Dispatch Correspondent Dies

1 decade 1 year 10 months ago Friday, November 24 2006 Nov 24, 2006 Friday, November 24, 2006 8:32:02 PM CST November 24, 2006 in News
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A native of St. Louis, Boyd inspired generations of black journalists. After serving at the Post-Dispatch, he joined the staff of the New York Times in 1983. Boyd was the first black journalist to work in many positions at the Times, including city editor and deputy managing editor for news. His guidance helped land a Pulitzer Prize in 2000. Boyd resigned in 2003 amid a plagiarism scandal involving Jayson Blair. Recently, Boyd wrote a weekly column for Universal Press Syndicate to help people understand how newsroom decisions are made. He also helped develop curriculum materials for Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and had been working on a memoir.

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