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Dave Davis is an award-winning investigative journalist turned educator who in January 2014 joined the faculty at The Anderson Program in Journalism.
He teaches full-time and writes and edits for TheNewsOutlet.org, an online investigative collaboration between student and professional journalists.
Davis received a bachelor's degree in English literature from The Colorado College and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Prior to coming to YSU, he worked double duty as a full-time journalist for The Plain Dealer and a part-time lecturer for Cleveland State and John Carroll universities. He also was a Paul Miller Journalism Lecturer at Oklahoma State University.
Davis has received national recognition for his stories on racial health disparities, life-threatening problems in the nation's organ transplant system and costly medical billing errors that financially damaged families and kept patients from seeking much-needed medical care.
He's received an Award of Excellence from the Association of Health Care Journalists, an Investigation Reporters & Editors Inc. Gold Medal, the Heywood Broun Award, a George Polk Award, and the Poe Award from the White House Correspondents' Association.
In additional to The Plain Dealer, Davis worked at The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette and the Dayton Daily News, where he established the nation's first newsroom computer-assisted reporting program.