Don Lindley came to the Herald in June 2010 from the Daytona Beach News-Journal, where he was editor from 1998 until April 2010. He also has worked as a managing editor, editorial writer and news editor, and done reporting work in the United States and Japan. During his tenure in Florida, Lindley was active in open government efforts, serving on the board of trustees of Florida’s First Amendment Foundation since 1998 and chairing that board from 2006 until 2010. The nonprofit foundation is devoted to protecting and enhancing the public’s right to open government. He also served on the board of directors of the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors for eight years and was a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors freedom of information committee from 2002 until 2008. He has won numerous awards for reporting and editorial writing and been honored by ASNE for national leadership in diversity hiring. In Florida, he led and edited several reporting projects that earned top awards for public service and for environmental journalism. Lindley has a B.A. degree from Yale University and an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Don Lindley


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