Alan Blanchard

Director of Journalism Department, Associate Professor of Journalism, Herald newspaper Adviser, Executive Director of Cornerstone Journalism Institute

Staff Positions

  • Traditional Undergrad Academics / Communication & Media

Education

Ph.D., Michigan State University

B.A., Eastern New Mexico University


Email

alan.blanchard@cornerstone.edu


About Alan

Professional Experience

  • Editorial Writer – Freelancer, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids, MI, Aug. 2013-present
  • Professional Investigator, Sentinel Investigations, LLC, Greenville, MI, June 2012-present.
  • Treasurer, Michigan Press Assn. Board of Directors, Lansing, MI, Jan 2011-Jan 2012
  • Editor/Publisher/Owner, The Clare Sentinel, Clare, MI, 2005-2012
  • Director – Journalism Department – 2007 to present

Awards – Professional

  • Michigan Press Association, Lansing, Mich. 2010 – 1st Place Editorial Writing (weekly newspapers – The Clare Sentinel)
  • Michigan Press Association, Lansing, Mich. 1998 – Newspaper of Year (daily under 15,001 circulation/Greenville Daily News) 
  • Michigan AP Editorial Association, Detroit, Mich. 1996 – Sweepstakes Award (staff-produced section on spouse/child/elder abuse)
  • Hoosier State Press Association, Indianapolis, Ind. 1991 – 1st Place News photography (taken at Kuwait City after Persian Gulf War)

Memberships

  • Elected Treasurer of Michigan Press Association Board, Lansing, MI – 2012-13
  • Elected Vice President of Michigan Press Association Board, Lansing, MI – 2011-12
  • Elected as board member of Michigan Press Association, Lansing, MI – 2008-2011
  • Member of College Media Advisers – 2008
  • Association of Christian Collegiate Media – 2007-present

Herald Newspaper Awards