Vicki Krueger has worked with The Poynter Institute for more than 20 years in roles from editor to director of interactive learning and her current position as marketing communications manager. She is the creator of the daily Coffee Break Course on Poynter.org and the instructor of Cleaning Your Copy: Grammar, Style and More – a self-directed e-learning course that consistently is ranked as one of the most popular courses at Poynter News University. Other Poynter work includes producing “Best Newspaper Writing,” the annual collection of the ASNE Distinguished Writing Award winners and finalists, and editing “Aim for the Heart,” a book by Poynter’s Al Tompkins for TV reporters and producers.
She is the 2016 winner of the Glamann Award given by the American Copy Editors Society. Chosen by the ACES executive committee, the Glamann Award recognizes those who have contributed to the Society and the craft of copy editing. She is co-author, with Keith Herndon, Ph.D., of “Leadership Training in an Industry Context: Preparing Student Leaders for a Chaotic News Media,” published in the spring 2016 Journal of Leadership Education.
She has been a judge in journalism competitions conducted by the American Copy Editors Society and the Associated Press Sport Editors. She has taught around the country at press association and journalism education conferences. Her other editing work includes the business memoirs of former Sunbeam and Scott Paper CEO Al Dunlap and Ken Kirchman, founder of a banking software firm based in the Orlando area, as well as “War Cake,” a memoir of the siege of Sarajevo, and several books about spirituality with Dr. James P. Gills, a prominent eye surgeon who also is a driving force behind the Ironman Triathlon competition. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University and worked at newspapers in Kentucky, Indiana and Florida as a copy editor supervising story content and page design.