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Matthew Franck

Matthew Franck is the deputy metro editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri’s largest news source. He helps lead more than 35 reporters, while directly overseeing coverage of education, religion, demographics, child protection and the military. Prior to his eight years of editing, he was a reporter for 14 years, covering the Missouri state capital for the Post-Dispatch, education for the Albuquerque Journal, and state and federal politics for the Kingsport Times-News in Tennessee

His focus is on crafting consequential investigative and explanatory journalism. The work of his current reporting team has attracted state and national awards, triggered changes in legislation, brought about the resignation of public officials, and contributed to the nation’s largest charter school closure.

Franck’s own reporting and feature writing — which has appeared in dozens of newspapers — has been honored by the Education Writers of America, the Society of American Travel Writers and the Missouri Press Association, among others.

He believes that authentic community journalism — enhanced by the emerging possibilities of social media — will rise above recycled “news” sources and the empty chatter of the partisan press.

In addition to committing acts of journalism, he has worked as a writing consultant. He is currently co-authoring a biography on a key St. Louis businessman and philanthropist. He enjoys raising his four children, cooking (occasionally catering a wedding) and, as a hobby, a slightly demented form of painting. A gallery.

 

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matthew.franck@gmail.com // TWITTER: @mattfranck

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