Tom Curley

Thomas "Tom" Curley (born 6 July 1948) is the former President of the Associated Press, the world's largest news organization.[1] He retired in 2012.[2]


Curley was born in Easton, Pennsylvania. At age 15, he started writing for the Easton Express.[1][3] He holds a political science degree from La Salle University, where he served as editor in chief of the student newspaper, the Collegian, and was an active brother of Sigma Phi Lambda Fraternity, one of the oldest local fraternities in the country, and a MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology.[4] In 1994, Curley received an Honorary Doctorate from his undergraduate alma mater, La Salle.[5]

In 1972, he worked as an editor for Rochester Times-Union.[1][6] He became director of information for Gannett Company, Inc. in 1976.[1] In 1979, he was one of the original news staffer that led to the creation of USA Today.[1] In 1982, he became the editor of Norwich Bulletin, and in 1983, the publisher of The Courier-News.[1] He served as the president and publisher of USA Today from 1991 to 2003.[1][7] In 1998, he became senior vice president of Gannett Co., Inc.[1][8] Curley served as the President of the Associated Press from June 2003 until 2012.[1]

He is a trustee of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.[1] He also serves on the executive board of Ad Council, and he is the former chairman of the American Advertising Federation's Advertising Hall of Fame.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Associated Press press release Archived 2010-11-24 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Adams, Russell, "AP's Curley to Retire" (intro only without subscription), The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  3. ^ John K. Hartman, The USA today way: a candid look at the national newspaper's first decade, 1982-1992, J.K. Hartman, 1992, p. 11 [1]
  4. ^ "Freedom Forum Profile".
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  6. ^ Peter Prichard, The making of McPaper: the inside story of USA today, Andrews, McMeel & Parker, 1987, p. 91 [2]
  7. ^ Thomas H. Davenport, Marius Leibold, Sven C. Voelpel, Strategic Management in the Innovation Economy: Strategic Approaches and Tools for Dynamic Innovation Capabilities, John Wiley and Sons, 2007, p. 192 [3]
  8. ^ Leonard Mogel, The Newspaper:Everything You Need to Know to Make It in the Newspaper Business, Leonard Mogel, p. 24 [4]
1965–66 Brentford F.C. season

During the 1965–66 English football season, Brentford competed in the Football League Third Division. After an awful first half of the season, Brentford dropped into the relegation places in January 1966 and failed to recover, ending the club's three-season spell in the Third Division.

1966–67 Brentford F.C. season

During the 1966–67 English football season, Brentford competed in the Football League Fourth Division. In a season overshadowed by the events of 19 January 1967, a promotion charge was derailed by five defeats in the final six matches of the campaign.

2007 North Lanarkshire Council election

Elections to North Lanarkshire Council were held on 3 May 2007, the same day as the other Scottish local government elections and the Scottish Parliament general election. The election was the first one using 20 new wards created as a results of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, each ward will elect three or four councillors using the single transferable vote system a form of proportional representation. The new wards replace 70 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Labour managed to retain control of the council, something which the party failed to do in many other parts of Scotland. Overall they lost 14 seats, most of which went to the Scottish National Party, although the individual seats won by the Conservative Party and the Scottish Liberal Democrats are noteworthy in that these parties have never been represented on North Lanarkshire Council before.

2012 North Lanarkshire Council election

Elections to North Lanarkshire Council were held on 3 May 2012 on the same day as the 31 other local authorities in Scotland. The election used the twenty wards created under the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, with 70 Councillors being elected. Each ward elected either 3 or 4 members, using the STV electoral system.

The election saw Labour retain their traditional position as the largest party on the Council as they gained 1 seat from 2007 and retained their overall majority. The Scottish National Party also increased their representation and remained in second place on the authority with 3 net gains. Both the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party and the Scottish Liberal Democrats were wiped out losing their single Council seats. Independents saw their seat numbers fall from 5 to 2 while former SNP Councillor, Alan O'Brien, was elected for the Cumbernauld Independent Councillors Alliance.

Following the election the Labour Party again formed an administration.


An audience is a group of people who participate in a show or encounter a work of art, literature (in which they are called "readers"), theatre, music (in which they are called "listeners"), video games (in which they are called "players"), or academics in any medium. Audience members participate in different ways in different kinds of art; some events invite overt audience participation and others allowing only modest clapping and criticism and reception.

Media audience studies have become a recognized part of the curriculum. Audience theory offers scholarly insight into audiences in general. These insights shape our knowledge of just how audiences affect and are affected by different forms of art. The biggest art form is the mass media. Films, video games, radio shows, software (and hardware), and other formats are affected by the audience and its reviews and recommendations.

In the age of easy internet participation and citizen journalism, professional creators share space, and sometimes attention with the public. American journalist Jeff Jarvis said, "Give the people control of media, they will use it. The corollary: Don't give the people control of media, and you will lose. Whenever citizens can exercise control, they will." Tom Curley, President of the Associated Press, similarly said, "The users are deciding what the point of their engagement will be — what application, what device, what time, what place."

Courier News

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Henri Huet

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John Curley

John Curley is a Professor, Distinguished Professional in Residence, and Co-Director of the Center for Sports Journalism at Penn State. He was head of Gannett News Service, during which time the news service won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The first editor of USA Today, Curley was a member of Gannett's Board of Directors from 1983 until his retirement. He retired from Gannett in January 2001 after more than 30 years with the company. During that time, he served as an editor at the Rochester Times-Union in Rochester, NY; as editor and later publisher of the Courier-News in Bridgewater, NJ; and later as publisher of the News-Journal in Wilmington, DE. In May 1996, he was selected as chairman of the Newspaper Association of America. In 1999, he was made an honorary alumnus of Penn State.The John Curley Center for Sports Journalism is named in his honor.

Curley was born 31 December 1938 in Easton, Pennsylvania. He is a 1956 graduate from Easton High School. He is a 1960 graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He earned a Master's Degree from Columbia University in 1963.His younger brother Tom Curley was the president and chief executive officer of the Associated Press until he retired around August 2012.He received the 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, for his outstanding service and accomplishments spanning his career in journalism.

List of La Salle University people

This List of La Salle University people includes alumni, faculty, presidents, and other individuals associated with La Salle University.

Louis Boccardi

Louis D. Boccardi was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Associated Press (AP), the world’s largest news organization, from 1985 until his retirement in 2003. Prior to assuming the presidency, he served one year as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and 10 years as executive editor in charge of AP's news operations.

During his tenure as CEO, Boccardi repaired the news cooperative's sometimes-shaky finances and started the process of moving AP's news report into the Internet age. That process has quickened substantially under his successor, Tom Curley.

Born in New York City, Boccardi holds a bachelor's degree from Fordham University and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. He joined the AP as executive assistant to the general news editor in 1967 after eight years with New York newspapers, during which he rose to the position of assistant managing editor of the New York World-Telegram and Sun and its successor newspaper, the New York World Journal Tribune. He was appointed AP managing editor in 1969, executive editor in 1973 and vice president in 1975.

In 1990, Boccardi was elected a fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the highest honor SPJ awards journalists for public service. He has received the William Allen White Foundation Award for Journalistic Merit, the Overseas Press Club Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Award and was elected a Distinguished Service Member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Boccardi and the AP were awarded the 2001 John Peter and Anna Catherine Zenger award for Freedom of the Press and the Public's Right to Know.

Boccardi was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board from 1994 to 2003 and Chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2002. Boccardi was a member of the Gannett Board of Directors from 2003 to 2006.

Boccardi is a member of the national advisory board of the Freedom Forum Center for Media Studies, and a trustee emeritus of the Newseum, and the board of visitors of Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, and is an honorary trustee of the William Allen White Foundation at the University of Kansas.

He is a member of the special committee appointed to monitor the editorial integrity of The Wall Street Journal after its purchase by News Corp.

New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame

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Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility

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The Collegian (La Salle University)

The Collegian, which published its first issue on March 16, 1931, is the on-campus newspaper for La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is published weekly throughout the school year. The newspaper is written, edited and produced by students of La Salle University, underneath a faculty adviser.

The Mad Hatters (Annapolis band)

The Mad Hatters were an American garage rock band from Annapolis, Maryland who were active in the 1960s and had a following in the Washington DC and Baltimore area. They enjoyed brief local and regional success with their first single, "I Need Love," released in 1965, later recorded by the Time Stoppers. Though they failed to reach a wider audience, in the intervening years since their breakup they have become known amongst garage rock collectors and enthusiasts. Their 1966 song "I'll Come Running" has also become a song highly regarded amongst enthusiasts.

The band formed in Annapolis, Maryland in 1964. Their original lineup consisted of Dave Vittek on lead vocals, Tom Curley on lead guitar and harmonica, Alan Fowler on bass, and Richard Kumer on drums. They had been playing in local clubs for almost a year when they were discovered by Barry Seidel, who became their manager and brought them in to be the first act signed by his production company Traydel Productions. Seidel and his business partner Tony Traynor took the band to the recording studio to cut their first single "I Need Love" b/w a rock version of "Blowin' in the Wind." "I Need Love" was later recorded by the Time Stoppers. Seidel and Traynor licensed the Mad Hatters' single to Ascot Records, a division of United Artists Records, who released it in the fall of 1965. "I Need Love" became a local hit in the Baltimore, Washington D.C. area and elsewhere, but it failed to break nationally. The Mad Hatters had recorded and a second single for Ascot, featuring two songs written by Tom Curley "This Is How It's Gonna Be" b/w "Go Find a Love," but the label canceled the release after pressing promotional copies. The Mad Hatters signed with Fontana Records, who released their third single "I'll Come Running" b/w "Hello Girl" in late 1966. The record failed to catch on commercially. The band recorded a pair of pair of folk rock songs under the name the Loved ones, but they were never released. In early 1967, lead vocalist Dave Vittek left the group. For a while the Mad Hatters continued with Bobby Howard on lead vocals, but band had lost momentum and by the end of the year they broke up for. Drummer Richard Kumer went on to play in another Washington, DC area band, the Fallen Angels. Songs such as "I Need Love" and "I'll Come Running" have become popular with garage rock collectors over the years, and the Mad Hatters' work has since been reissued on several compilation albums, such as Sundazed Records' Garage Beat '66 Volume 7: That's How It Will Be!, and their collected works are included on The Mad Hatters/Meet the Fallen Angels: Washington DC 1965-66 CD released in 2012 on Cicadelic Records.

Thomas Curley

Thomas Curley may refer to:

Thomas Curley (Wisconsin) (1825–1904), American Civil War general and politician

Tom Curley (born 1948), American journalist

Thomas Curley (sound engineer) (born 1976), American production sound mixer

Thunder Road International SpeedBowl

Thunder Road International Speedbowl, more commonly known as Thunder Road, is a .25-mile (0.40 km) high-banked, paved short track speedway located just outside the limits of the city of Barre. The track was founded by Ken Squier 1960 and sold by Squier and co-owner Tom Curley in the spring of 2017 to former Thunder Road track champion Cris Michaud and local businessman Pat Malone. Currently, Thunder Road hosts four weekly divisions: Late Models, Tiger Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Road Warriors. The track is known for hosting its weekly races on Thursday night, rather than Saturday, as nearly all other short tracks do.In the past, Thunder Road had hosted the Busch North Series, a subsidiary of NASCAR, and currently hosts regional touring series including the American Canadian Tour, the Pro All Stars Series and the New England Antique Racers. On June 28, 2007, NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace raced at Thunder Road. Ken Schrader, another NASCAR driver, had raced once at Thunder Road each of the two years prior to Wallace's visit.

Thunder Road has hosted the "Milk Bowl" Late Model race for 50 years. It is the season finale for racing at the track, held each fall. This race of three 50-lap segments, with cumulative scoring and full-field inversions between segments. The driver with the lowest combined total of finishes in the three segments is declared the winner. The winner of the event is expected to kiss a cow in Victory Circle.

In 2009, as part of its 50th Season in operation, Thunder Road was visited by NASCAR legends Richard Petty and Bobby Allison. Current NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer,and David Ragan raced there at different events during the season as well.

Tom Curley (footballer)

Thomas "Tom" Curley (born 11 June 1945) is a Scottish retired professional football outside right and a current independent councillor. As a footballer, he made over 90 appearances in the Football League for Crewe Alexandra and Brentford and as a politician he was a member of the Scottish Labour Party for 30 years.

Tom Prendergast

Tom "Curley" Prendergast is a former Gaelic footballer with Laois.His inter-county career spanned 11 years (1976–87), although he missed out in 1985 when he signed off the panel. In 1986 Prendergast was a member of the National Football League title winning squad. Prendergast won an All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship medal with his club Portlaoise in 1983 and seven Laois Senior Football Championship medals.

Vermont Sports Hall of Fame

The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame is an athletics hall of fame in the U.S. state of Vermont. Above all, induction "is for accomplishments in sports and recreation that generate a great source of pride to the state." Launched as a project in 2011, the Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class on November 17, 2012. Inductees include multiple Olympic athletes and medalists, professional sports hall of fame inductees, and historical contributors from the state of Vermont or one of its colleges and universities.

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