Ken Paulson

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Ken Paulson is the dean of the College of Media and Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State University,[1] and president of the Newseum Institute's First Amendment Center; he formerly was president of the Newseum.[2] He is the former editor-in-chief of USA Today and remains a columnist there.[3] He created "Freedom Sings", a stage show celebrating the First Amendment.[4]

Paulson hosted the "Speaking Freely"[5] television show and edited Gannett Company newspapers in Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey, and Florida.[6]

He is a former president of the American Society of News Editors and was key in transferring it to the University of Missouri,[7] his alma mater.

In addition to the bachelor's degree he earned from Missouri, he has a law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.


  1. ^ Broden, Scott (23 April 2013). "Ex-USA TODAY editor named dean at Middle Tenn. State". USA Today. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Hopkins, Jim (8 August 2010). "Freedom Forum discloses management shake-up; Ken Paulson is out as president and chief operator". Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "USA TODAY". USA Today. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Freedom Sings – Music They Didn't Want You to Hear". Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  5. ^ Speaking Freely, 2001-09-01, retrieved 2016-06-17 
  6. ^ "Biography: Ken Paulson, USA TODAY Editor". 20 November 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "ASNE moves to University of Missouri in new partnership". 3 April 2012. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 

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