William G. Connolly

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William G. Connolly, is a co-author of The New York Times style guide[1] and a member of the executive committee of the American Copy Editors Society.


Connolly is a retired newspaper editor and former copy editor who spent most of his career at The New York Times. He retired in 2001. He has also been active in promoting racial and ethnic diversity in journalism and supporting student journalism and mentoring. He is currently a director for the Education Fund where he was also its former president. Throughout his career, he has lectured a number of times at the American Press Institute. From 1981 - 2001, he taught courses at the Maynard Institute's editing program, University of Arizona, and the University of California, Berkeley.[2]

Before working for The Times, Connolly worked for The Minneapolis Tribune, The Houston Chronicle, and The Detroit Free Press as a reporter and editor. He was the managing editor of The Virginian-Pilot from 1979 - 1983.

Since being retired, he is pursuing a lifelong interest in attending art school.


Connolly also wrote The New York Times Guide to Buying or Building a Home. From 1987 - 1989, he wrote "Winners & Sinners," a critique of a paper that was read by journalists, writers, and educators.[2]


  1. ^ Francis Flaherty (2010). Elements of story: field notes on nonfictin writing. San Francisco: Harper One. ISBN 978-0-06-168915-4. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "William G. Connolly- Board of Directors- ACES Education Fund". American Copy Editors Society. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 

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