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Al Cross is Director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at UK and an Assistant Professor in UK’s School of Journalism and Telecommunications. He reported for The Courier-Journal for 26 years, the last 15 as chief political writer, and continues to write a twice-monthly political column for the Louisville newspaper. Mr. Cross was national president of the Society of Professional Journalists, where he chairs the Resolutions Committee. His awards include a share of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize won by The Courier-Journal for coverage of the nation’s deadliest bus and drunk-driving crash. He is a frequent panelist on KET’s “Comment onKentucky” and has been a contributor to several books on Kentucky and politics. He grew up in Albany, Kentucky, and is a graduate of Western KentuckyUniversity. http://www.ruraljournalism.org/