John Russial has taught editing, writing, and new media courses at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication for 11 years. He spent 17 years working for daily newspapers, the last 12 at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was Sunday copy chief. He is active in the American Copy Editors Society and occasionally leads professional workshops for copy editors and reporters. Russial has a bachelor's degree from Lehigh University, a master's from Syracuse University and a doctorate from Temple University. He studies how technology and organizational change affect copy editing and newspaper quality.