Paul J. Ingrassia (born Aug. 18, 1950) is editor at the Revs Institute, an automotive history and research center in Naples, Florida. Managing editor of Reuters from 2011 until 2016, he is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author or co-author of three books, and a winner of the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award for financial journalism.
Prior to his appointment as managing editor of Reuters in December 2012, Ingrassia had been deputy editor-in-chief of Thomson Reuters since April 2011, where he directed content creation across regions and specialty beats, in text and multimedia.
In December 2007, Ingrassia completed a 31-year career at The Wall Street Journal and its parent company, Dow Jones, where he served as a reporter, editor, and executive. He began his news career at the former Lindsay-Schaub Newspaper Group in Decatur, Illinois in 1973, and in 1977 he moved to The Wall Street Journal in Chicago.
From 1998 to 2006, Ingrassia was president of Dow Jones Newswires, and from 2006-2007 the company's vice president for news strategy.
Ingrassia is also author or co-author of three books, and has written extensively about the auto industry for more than 30 years. His third and most recent book, published by Simon and Schuster in May 2012, is Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars. It was described by Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times as “a highly informed but breezy narrative history of the vehicles that have shaped and reflected American culture.”
His previous book (Random House, January 2010) was Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road from Glory to Disaster, which chronicled the 2008–2009 bankruptcies and bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler. The book was the basis for Live Another Day, a 2016 documentary film about the bailouts.
As the Wall Street Journal's Detroit bureau chief from 1985 to 1994, Ingrassia won a 1993 Pulitzer Prize—along with his deputy, Joseph B. White—for coverage of the boardroom revolt at General Motors. They also received the Gerald Loeb Award that year in the Deadline and/or Beat Writing category for the same coverage. The following year, Ingrassia and White wrote Comeback: The Fall and Rise of the American Automobile Industry.
Ingrassia’s broadcast appearances include Meet the Press, CNBC, National Public Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC’s 20/20, Newshour, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His work has also appeared in the Nihon Keizei Shimbun of Japan, Newsweek, Institutional Investor, and other publications. He is a member, since December 2016, of the Dow Jones Special Committee, which was established in 1997 to monitor the editorial integrity of The Wall Street Journal after the newspaper and its parent company were sold to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.
He drew media attention in 2013 when a former Reuters reporter accused him of suppressing the news organization’s coverage of climate change. However, The Daily Climate, an independent, foundation-funded news service, reported that "Reuters led the pack in climate change coverage" that year. The publication reported that Reuters's total of nearly 1,100 stories on climate issues in 2013 outstripped the Associated Press, The Guardian and The New York Times.
Ingrassia is a multiple cancer survivor due to a rare genetic condition that makes him, and others with the condition, susceptible to malignancies. In accepting the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award in June 2016, he thanked the judges for their recognition and added that, due to his health history, “I often think that my biggest lifetime achievement is simply having a lifetime.”
Ingrassia, who was born in Laurel, Mississippi, has journalism degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (bachelor's, 1972) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison (master's). He and his wife, Susan, live in Naples, Florida and have three adult sons.
The 2015 Australian federal budget was the federal budget to fund government services and operations for the 2015/16 financial year. The 2015 budget is the second and last submitted by the Abbott Government, since the Coalition's victory in the 2013 Australian federal election. Treasurer Joe Hockey presented the budget to the House of Representatives on 12 May 2015.
The budget featured a $4.4 billion Families Package to reform child care in Australia and a $5.5 billion Jobs and Small Business Package to assist small business. The budget was passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate and took effect at the start of the 2015/16 financial year, which began on 1 July 2015.Akureyri Golf Club
Akureyri Golf Club is located in Akureyri, Iceland, at Jaðarsvöllur, it was named "the most northerly 18-hole golf course" according to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. It features a moorland course, broad ridges, tree clusters, and rock outcroppings. Due to its proximity to the Arctic Circle, it is possible to play golf at Akureyri Golf Club at night under the midnight sun during the summer.
Akureyri Golf Club was established in 1935. It is Iceland‘s second-oldest golf club after Reykjavik Golf Club.
Akureyri Golf Club established its current location at the Jadar farm in 1970. For ten years, the members played a 9-hole course which is now the front nine, designed by Magnus Gudmundsson. In 1980, the second nine holes were added. The second nine holes were developed and implemented by Magnus Gudmundsson and Gunnar Thordarson.
The Arctic Open is held at Akureyri Golf Club during the summer solstice. It was first held in 1986. It is a four-day championship event, open to international professional and amateur golfers.In 1997, four men completed the longest daytime round of golf in history by playing 306 holes at Akureyri Golf Club during the summer when it stays light through the night.Balance (advertisement)
Balance was a 1989 television advertisement for the Lexus LS 400, which also introduced the luxury car make Lexus to American television audiences. It was created by Team One, a unit of Saatchi & Saatchi. The ad was designed to promote the engineering attributes of the flagship Lexus sedan. The advertisement received several awards and was emulated by later versions.Chevrolet Vega
The Chevrolet Vega is a subcompact automobile that was manufactured and marketed by GM's Chevrolet subdivision from 1970 to 1977. Available in two-door hatchback, notchback, wagon, and sedan delivery body styles, all models were powered by an inline four-cylinder engine with a lightweight, aluminum alloy cylinder block. Variants included the Cosworth Vega, a short-lived limited-production performance model, introduced in March 1975.
The Vega received praise and awards at its introduction, including 1971 Motor Trend Car of the Year. Subsequently the car became widely known for a range of problems related to its engineering, reliability, safety, propensity to rust, and engine durability. Despite a series of recalls and design upgrades, the Vega's problems tarnished both its own as well as General Motors' reputation. Production ended with the 1977 model year.
The name "vega" derives from the brightest star in the constellation Lyra.Gerald Loeb Award winners for Deadline and Beat Reporting
The Gerald Loeb Award is given annually for multiple categories of business reporting. The category "Deadline and/or Beat Writing" was awarded in 1985–2000, "Beat Writing" in 2001, and "Deadline or Beat Writing" in 2002. Beginning in 2003, it was split into "Deadline Writing" (2003–2007) and "Beat Writing" (2003–2010). "Beat Writing" was replaced by "Beat Reporting" beginning in 2011.Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award winners
The Gerald Loeb Award is given annually for multiple categories of business reporting. Lifetime Achievement awards are given annually "to honor a journalist whose career has exemplified the consistent and superior insight and professional skills necessary to contribute to the public's understanding of business, finance and economic issues." Recipients are given a hand-cut crystal Waterford globe "symbolic of the qualities honored by the Loeb Awards program: integrity, illumination, originality, clarity and coherence." The first Lifetime Achievement Award was given in 1992.Ingrassia
Ingrassia is an Italian surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Angelo Ingrassia, (1923–2013), American jurist
Anthony Ingrassia (1944–1995), American theatre director, producer and playwright
Ciccio Ingrassia, (1922–2003), Italian actor, comedian and film director
Frankie Ingrassia, American actress
Giovanni Filippo Ingrassia (1510–1580), Italian physician and anatomist
Giuseppe Ingrassia, (born 1988), Italian footballer
Julien Ingrassia, (born 1979), French rally co-driver
Paul Ingrassia, (born 1950), American journalist
John Ingrassia, (born 1967), American lawyerJoey Beltran
For the American electronic music producer and DJ, see Joey Beltram.
José Felipe "Joey" Beltran (born December 9, 1981) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Heavyweight division. A professional competitor since 2007, he has also competed for the UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce, and King of the Cage.John Coletti
O. John Coletti is an American automobile engineer. He worked for the American automaker Ford Motor Company in the company's performance division, and later was the COO and president of EcoMotors International until his retirement on March 15, 2013.
He was responsible, as director of that company's Special Vehicle Team (SVT) group, for a number of special performance cars in the 1990s and 2000s, including the Ford Focus SVT, SVT Contour, Ford F-150 Lightning and the Ford Mustang Cobra. He later spearheaded development and production of the Ford GT supercar.
Since retirement, he has been the managing director of Automotive Performance Partners.
Production vehicles programs under Coletti's leadership include:
1991 Mustang Feature Car
1992 Mustang Feature Car Yellow w/Chrome Wheels
1992 Mustang Feature Car Monochromatic White
1992 Tempo V6
1994 SN95 Mustang
1994 Mustang Indy Pace Car
1995 Mustang Cobra R "351W"
1998 SVT Contour
1999 F150 SVT Lightning
2000 Mustang Cobra R "5.4L-4V"
2002 Focus ST170 (European Market)
2002 SVT Focus "Piranha"
2003 SVT Cobra "Terminator"
2004 Ford GT "Petunia"Concept vehicle programs that were developed, but never saw production, include:
1993 Mach III Mustang
1994 BOSS 10L Mustang
1995 Ford GT90
1995 Mustang CJ-R
1996 Contour "Profile"
1996 Taurus SHO Station Wagon "Gumby"
1996 SVT Thunderbird
1997 Mustang Super Stallion
1998 Escort CT120 Turbo
1998 Ranger "Lightning Bolt"
1998 Supercharged Thunderbird
2000 SVE Ford Focus "Irene"
2005 SVT Lightning "Tomcat"
2006 SVT T/C Focus "Panama"
2006 SVT Mustang Cobra "Condor"He is also credited with saving the rear wheel drive Mustang in the early 1990s, when it was to be eliminated for cost reasons. Coletti retired from SVT in 2004. He and his wife Judy are the parents of four children.Joseph B. White
Joseph B. White is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist known for his work for The Wall Street Journal.Lexus LS
The Lexus LS (Japanese: レクサス・LS, Rekusasu LS) is a full-size luxury sedan (F-segment in Europe) serving as the flagship model of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. For the first four generations, all LS models featured V8 engines and were predominantly rear-wheel-drive, with Lexus also offering all-wheel-drive, hybrid, and long-wheelbase variants. The fifth generation changed to using a V6 engine with no V8 option, and only one length was offered.
As the first model developed by Lexus, the LS 400 debuted in January 1989 with the second generation debuting in November 1994. The LS 430 debuted in January 2000 and the LS 460/LS 460 L series in 2006. A domestic-market version of the LS 400 and LS 430, badged as Toyota Celsior (Japanese: トヨタ・セルシオ, Toyota Serushio), was sold in Japan until the Lexus marque was introduced there in 2006. In 2006 (for the 2007 model year) the fourth-generation LS 460 debuted the first production eight-speed automatic transmission and an automatic parking system. In 2007, V8 hybrid powertrains were introduced on the LS 600h/LS 600h L sedans.
Development of the LS began in 1983 as the F1 project, the code name for a secret flagship sedan which would be positioned in a higher size and price bracket than the Toyota Crown - which had historically been the company's existing flagship model. The resulting sedan followed an extended five-year design process at a cost of over US$1 billion, and premiered with a new V8 engine and numerous luxury features. The Lexus LS was intended from its inception for export markets, and the Lexus division was formed to market and service the vehicle internationally. The original LS 400 debuted to strong sales, and was largely responsible for the successful launch of the Lexus marque.
Since the start of production, each generation of the Lexus LS has been manufactured in the Japanese city of Tahara, Aichi. The LS name stands for "Luxury Sedan". Some Lexus importers used the backronymic name, "Luxury Saloon".Lexus SC
The Lexus SC (Japanese: レクサス・SC, Rekusasu SC) is a grand tourer that was retailed by Lexus, and built from 1991 through 2010. It features a front engine, rear-wheel drive design and seating for up to four passengers. The first-generation SC debuted as the V8-powered (1UZ-FE) SC 400 in 1991, and the I6-powered SC 300 was added in 1992. Both first-generation models were produced until 2000. The second-generation model, the SC 430, went into production in 2001. The SC 430 features a hardtop convertible design and a V8 engine. The first-generation SC was largely styled in California at Calty, and the second-generation SC was mainly conceived at design studios in Europe.
In Japan, the related third-generation Toyota Soarer, with which the first-generation SC originally shared body design and multiple components, featured a separate line-up of vehicle configurations and different powertrains. The fourth-generation Soarer sport coupe, largely identical to the SC 430, was superseded by its Lexus counterpart in Japan when the Lexus marque débuted there in 2005. The SC was the sole coupé in the Lexus lineup until the arrival of the IS C. According to Lexus, the SC designation stands for Sport Coupe. The LC replaced the SC lineup in 2017.List of The Daily Show episodes (2010)
This is a list of episodes for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2010.Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting
The Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting was presented from 1991 to 2006 for a distinguished example of beat reporting characterized by sustained and knowledgeable coverage of a particular subject or activity.
From 1985 to 1990 it was known as the Pulitzer Prize for Specialized Reporting.
For 2007, the category was dropped in favor of a Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting, with the Pulitzer Prize Board noting that "the work of beat reporters remains eligible for entry in a wide range of categories that include—depending on the specialty involved—national, investigative, and explanatory reporting, as well as the new local category."Reuters
Reuters () is an international news organization. It is a division of Thomson Reuters and has nearly 200 locations around the world. Until 2008, the Reuters news agency formed part of an independent company, Reuters Group plc, which was also a provider of financial market data. Since the acquisition of Reuters Group by the Thomson Corporation in 2008, the Reuters news agency has been a part of Thomson Reuters, making up the media division. Reuters transmits news in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Urdu, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. It was established in 1851.Roger Smith (executive)
Roger Bonham Smith (July 12, 1925 – November 29, 2007) was the Chairman and CEO of General Motors Corporation from 1981 to 1990, and is widely known as the main subject of Michael Moore's 1989 documentary film Roger & Me.
Smith seemed to be the last of the old-line GM chairmen, a conservative anonymous bureaucrat, resisting change. However, propelled by industry and market conditions, Smith oversaw some of the most fundamental changes in GM's history. When Smith took over GM, it was reeling from its first annual loss since the early 1920s. Its reputation had been tarnished by lawsuits, persistent quality problems, bad labor relations, public protests over the installation of Chevrolet engines in Oldsmobiles, and by a poorly designed diesel engine. GM was also losing market share to foreign automakers for the first time.
Deciding that GM needed to completely change its structure in order to be competitive, Smith instituted a sweeping transformation. Initiatives included divisional consolidation, forming strategic joint ventures with Japanese and Korean automakers, launching the Saturn division, investing heavily in technological automation and robotics, and attempting to rid the company of its risk-averse bureaucracy. However, Smith's far-reaching goals proved too ambitious to be implemented effectively in the face of the company's resistant corporate culture. Despite Smith's vision, he was unable to successfully integrate GM's major acquisitions and failed to tackle the root causes of GM's fundamental problems.A controversial figure widely associated with GM's decline, Smith's tenure is commonly viewed as a failure, as GM's share of the US market fell from 46% to 35% and the company lapsed close to bankruptcy during the early 1990s recession. Consequently, CNBC has called Smith one of the "Worst American CEOs of All Time," stating, "Smith...had the right idea but may have lacked the intuition to understand how his rip-up-the-carpet redo would affect the delicate web of informal communication that GM relied upon." In 2013, he was included on Fortune's list of the "10 Worst Auto Chiefs," with writer Alex Taylor III stating, "He wasted billions trying to revive the sagging giant through diversification (EDS and Hughes), automation (robotized factories), reorganization (two superdivisions B-O-C and C-P-C), commonization (GM-10 cars) and experimentation (Saturn). Smith's legacy was a fleet of lookalike autos, an unqualified successor, and a mountain of debt that pushed the company close to bankruptcy in 1992." Smith and his legacy remain subjects of considerable interest and debate among automotive writers and historians.Sotiris Kovos
Sotiris Kovos is a Greek automobile designer born in Athens in 1965. He studied in Greece and the United Kingdom and became known after his design of Toyota Yaris, introduced in 1999. He is also responsible for a number of concept cars as well as the Lexus SC 430 (Z40) convertible. Since 2002 he has designed scooters and motorcycles for Nipponia, a motorcycle company based in Athens, Greece.UIUC College of Media
The College of Media is a college at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, United States. The college name changed from College of Communications to the College of Media in 2008.
The College of Media offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Journalism, Advertising, Media and Cinema Studies, and (jointly with the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Agricultural Communications. Graduate degrees are offered with Master of Science degrees in Journalism and Advertising. A Doctor in Philosophy in Communications and Media is also available.
The U of I College of Media is currently among the top three most selective colleges at the University of Illinois along with the UIUC College of Engineering and the UIUC College of Business, with the median 50% of incoming freshmen scoring between 27–32 on the ACT.
The Department of Advertising—the first such academic department in the country—was established at the University of Illinois in 1959. The department was created by Charles Sandage, known as the "father of advertising education." Like virtually every other advertising program that rose in its shadow, it reflected the structure and functions of the modern advertising agency.