Al Cross

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Al Cross

Director, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues

Al Cross is director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and professor of journalism at the University of Kentucky, where he publishes The Rural Blog and Kentucky Health News. He edited and managed rural newspapers, then reported at The Courier-Journal for 26 years, the last 15½ as the Louisville newspaper’s chief political writer, and still writes a fortnightly column on Kentucky politics. He was president of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2001-02.