Michael Koretzky

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Michael Koretzky
Occupation Journalist
Nationality American
Subject Jazz

Michael Koretzky is an American journalist, editor and writer.

Koretzky attended the University of Florida in the early 1980s, where he worked at the Independent Florida Alligator, UF's student-run newspaper. After several attempts he was selected to become the editor in chief in 1987.[1]

He has worked at several publications including the Sun-Sentinel in Florida and XS.[2] While working at the Sentinel, covering the city of Boynton Beach, he started his own publication, Ice Magazine. He also was the managing editor of a jazz magazine, Jazziz.[3]

Koretzky also organized a First Amendment Free Food Festival[4] on the campus of Florida Atlantic University on Constitution Day in 2006. He received a grant from College Media Advisers and the South Florida Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists to host the event.[5]

Koretzky was the adviser for Florida Atlantic University's student-run newspaper, the University Press for almost 12 years. In May 2010 Koretzky was fired from the University Press[6][7]

He has been highly vocal in urging journalists to give a voice to supporters of Gamergate, using his role in the Society of Professional Journalists to set up events and awards on their behalf.[8]


  1. ^ Alligator Alumni
  2. ^ That's Why They Called It XS
  3. ^ The Jazziz Idea
  4. ^ To Observe the First Amendment
  5. ^ "‘Journoterrorist’ Teaches Students It’s OK To Fail". Editor and Publisher. 8 Aug 2012. 
  6. ^ Travis, Scott (28 May 2010). "FAU adviser fired, but still advising". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Sheperd, Gail (19 May 2010). "FAU Fires Longtime University Press Adviser Michael Koretzky". New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Why some SPJ leaders are engaging Gamergate". Columbia Journalism Review. 23 Nov 2015.