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Baltimore Sun editor to discuss Capital Gazette tragedy in Caulfield Lecture

Sam Davis, managing editor of The Sun Media Group

Loyola University Maryland welcomes Sam Davis, managing editor for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, for the Caulfield Lecture on Tuesday, April 16, at 5 p.m. in McGuire Hall West. This year’s lecture is titled, “The Capital Gazette Tragedy: How We Reported Our Own News Story.”

Davis, a Baltimore native, started at The Baltimore Sun as a clerk in 1980. He climbed the ranks in the organization and was named managing editor in 2016. Davis is the first African-American to hold the position. In his role of managing editor, he oversees day-to-day coverage of all the Sun Media Group’s publications.

The Capital Gazette staff has been awarded a special citation from Pulitzer Prize Board for the coverage of the shooting. The staff was also a Pulitzer finalist in the editorial writing category.

The event is free and open to the public.

About the Caulfield Lecture:

Now in its 31st year, the Caulfield Lecture series at Loyola was established by the family of Clarence J. Caulfield, a 1922 alumnus who spent 26 years as an editor at The Baltimore Sun and was a mentor to such prominent writers as J. Anthony Lukas and Russell T. Baker. Hosted by the communication department, the Caulfield Lecture brings journalists and commentators of national stature to Loyola every year.