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educator , journalist

Harry Eugene Goodwin, American journalist, educator. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross; recipient Outstanding Teacher award Amoco Foundation, 1980.


Goodwin, Harry Eugene was born on December 19, 1922 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States. Son of Harry Lars and Mary Ellen (James) Goodwin.


Bachelor, University Iowa, 1946. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1947.


Editor, The Daily Iowan, Iowa City, 1946-1947;copy editor, Baltimore Sun, 1947-1948;writer, Associated Press, Baltimore, 1948-1950;columnist, reporter, Washington Star, 1950-1957;director, professor, School Journalism, Pennsylvania State University, 1957-1969;professor journalism, School Journalism, Pennsylvania State University, 1969-1985;professor emeritus, School Journalism, Pennsylvania State University, since 1985;correspondent S.E. division, Bowls magazine, since 1990.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Groping for Ethics in Journalism, 1983 (Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha award 1984), 2nd edition, 1987, 3rd edition (with R.F. Smith), 1994. Member editorial board Massachusetts Committee Review, 1978-1987, Journal Mass Media Ethics, 1985-1991.


Board directors Mellet Fund for a Free and Responsible Press, 1967-1984, president, 1976-1984. Admissions committee member Washington Journalism Center, 1968-1978. Trustee 1st Unitarian Church Orlando, 1991-1994.

1st lieutenant United States Army Air Force, World World War World War II. Member Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (chairman division mass communications and society 1966-1967), Society Professional Journalists, American Lawn Bowls Association (Southeast representative national council since 1995), Omicron Delta Kappa.


Married Frances Jean Prudhon, July 3, 1943. Children: Geri, Gibson Eugene, Susan, Michael Jay.

Harry Lars Goodwin

Mary Ellen (James) Goodwin

Frances Jean Prudhon

Geri Goodwin

Gibson Eugene Goodwin

Susan Goodwin

Michael Jay Goodwin