CT Journalism Hall of Fame: Morgan McGinley

Morgan McGinley was editorial page editor at the New London Day for 26 years.  He has been a fixture in Connecticut journalism with honors and awards to fill several walls and trophy cabinets.  He won numerous SPJ awards over his career, including the Stephen A. Collins Freedom of Information award in 2001.

He has also won a number of New England awards for editorial writing including the New England Press Association award for best editorial and best editorial writer for papers under 50,000 circulation just this year.  Morgan was a judge for the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 and 2005.  He has been president of the National Conference of Editorial Writers Foundation, president of the National Conference, and the New England Society of Newspaper Editors.

He is a board member and past president of the Connecticut Council of Freedom of Information and board member of the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government.  He won the Yankee Quill Award in 2001 for his contributions to better Journalism in New England throughout his career.  He has also served on several community boards in New London.

Morgan is a graduate of Colby College in Maine.  He is married to Lisa McGinley who is the assistant managing editor for reporting at the Day.  They have three grown children. He retired from the Day in April 2008.

We are honored to induct Morgan McGinley to the Connecticut Journalism Hall of Fame.




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