During 35 years in the publishing industry, Hayt has held staff management positions at Time-Life Books, Inc., Sports Illustrated, The San Diego Union, Newsday and The Orlando Sentinel. She was executive editor for GateHouse Media Ohio and the managing editor at the Arizona Daily Star.
Hayt received the Society of Professional Journalists 2012 Sunshine award and directed coverage of “Barriers to Mental Health” which received APME’s 2011 Public Service award.
Hayt is a member the Society of News Design, the Society of Professional Journalists, is a past president of the Arizona Newspaper Association was the First Amendment chair and vice-president for the national Associated Press Media Editors organization and was a member of the APME board from 2010 to 2015. She served as a Pulitzer jurist in 2014.
Greg Victor has been with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette since 1997, serving as international editor, nation/world editor and investigations editor before being named op-ed/Forum editor in 2006.
Victor worked with Gannett newspapers for 10 years in Rochester, N.Y., and Bridgewater, N.J., as a reporter, editorial writer and editorial page editor. He covered the democracy movement and Tiananmen Square crackdown in China for his newspaper and Gannett News Service.
After earning a master’s degree in international affairs degree from Columbia University, he was publications director and liaison to the U.N. Correspondents Association for the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Victor has served for 15 years as a mentor for foreign journalists visiting or working at the Post-Gazette. Many come on short-term assignments, but every year a foreign journalist spends five months in the Post-Gazette newsroom under the auspices of Alfred Friendly Press Partners.
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