J. Ford Huffman’s nonfiction-book reviews appear regularly in the Military Times. He has led discussions about writing and presentation in more than 60 newsrooms including the Army, Navy, and Air Force Times, which were redesigned and restructured – and Marine Corps Times introduced – in 1999.
He has taught at the Defense Information School at Fort Meade and has participated in military-media panels at Expeditionary Warfare School and Marine Corps War College at Marine Corps Base Quantico. The Corps selected his design as the brand image for the 2004 Marine Corps Marathon. He participated in the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative “Covering the Military” conference in 2011.
Next month he heads to Dubai, where he will teach at Gulf News. In April, 2012, he spoke about news-media platforms at Rochester Institute of Technology and a month earlier was a presenter at Designing for the Divide conference at West Virginia University.
In India he has advised the Hindustan Times on writing, editing, managing and presenting the news, and he advised the San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post.
Until December 2007 he was a deputy managing editor at USA TODAY, where his responsibilities included recommending the design and art direction of Page One.
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