The Gerald M. Boyd Lecture Series: Politics and Press Responsibility with Denver Post Editor Gregory Moore

Friday, September 5, 2014

A conversation on politics and press responsibility with Denver Post Editor Gregory Moore. David Lieb, Missouri Capitol correspondent for the Associated Press, will moderate the discussion. This event was part of the Gerald M. Boyd Lecture Series. 



Time and location:

10 a.m. (CDT) in Fred W. Smith Forum (room 200), Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.
Reception to follow presentation, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Palmer Room 100A.



Gregory Moore, editor of The Denver Post

Gregory Moore was named editor of The Denver Post in June 2002. He is responsible for everything in the newspaper and online except for the editorial and op-ed pages. During his editorship, The Denver Post has won four consecutive Pulitzer Prizes: two for photography, one for editorial cartooning and one for breaking news.

He has been in the newspaper business for 36 years and a supervising editor since 1983. Moore joined The Denver Post after a 16-year career at The Boston Globe, the last eight as the Globe’s managing editor. He has also worked in Dayton, Ohio, and at his hometown newspaper in Cleveland.

Moore, a 1976 journalism and political science graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, is a former member of the OWU board of trustees and the American Society of News Editors board of directors. He also served as a Pulitzer Prize board member and co-chair. 

Moore and his wife Nina have two daughters, Jasmine, 11, and Jaden, 9. His son, Michael Langston Moore, 30, from a previous marriage, lives in Boston.

David Lieb, Missouri Capitol correspondent 


David A. Lieb is the Missouri Capitol correspondent for The Associated Press, where he leads the AP’s coverage of state government and politics. He reports on the Missouri General Assembly, governor, courts and elections and follows trends in capitols across the country for the AP’s national audience. 

He began writing for his hometown newspaper as a high school senior in Blue Springs, Missouri, and graduated in 1995 from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s of journalism and minors in political science and economics. He joined the AP that same year and covered government and politics from Little Rock, Arkansas, during President Bill Clinton’s second term. He returned to Jefferson City, Missouri, after the 2000 elections.

David and his wife Trina have three children in elementary and junior high school and also serve as foster parents. He is involved at Faith Lutheran Church and coaches youth baseball and basketball.  

About the Gerald M. Boyd Lecture Series

Created in memory of Gerald M. Boyd, former managing editor of The New York Times and 1973 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, the series about politics and press responsibility examines and analyzes the media’s coverage of major political issues of the day.

Boyd became managing editor of The Times in September 2001 after serving as deputy managing editor for news since September 1997. From 1993 to 1997, Boyd served as an assistant managing editor. He resigned in June 2003.

Six days after he took over as the second-ranking editor at The Times, he managed the newsroom through coverage of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and their aftermath. In 2002, The Times received six Pulitzer Prizes for work related to the paper's coverage of the attacks, the most a newspaper had ever received in a single year.

Boyd also served as the co-senior editor of The Times' "How Race Is Lived In America" series, which the paper published in 2000. The series received a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in the following year.


Boyd joined The Times following a 10-year career at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He started there as a copyboy and worked his way up to be the newspaper's White House correspondent. He also covered Congress, after serving as the paper's city hall reporter for three years.

Following his tenure at The Times, Boyd wrote his memoirs, "My Times in Black and White: Race and Power at The New York Times," for HarperCollins.

Boyd was a former board member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and a former chairman of its leadership committee. He had been a constant voice in the journalism industry on issues of leadership, ethics and diversity. He spoke frequently before trade groups, lectured at colleges and think tanks and led discussions at industry forums.

Boyd attended Harvard University in 1980 as a Nieman Fellow — the youngest journalist at the time selected to the program. He received an honorary doctorate from Maryville University of St. Louis, the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism from the University of Missouri and the Frederick Douglass Award for distinguished leadership from the New York Urban League. In 2001, The National Association of Black Journalists named him Journalist of the Year.