John de Groot

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About me

Introduction An investigative reporter on the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal team that won the Pultizer Prize for its coverage of the Kent State shootings, I spent 40 years as a journalist, editor, columnist and writing coach. During my final decade as a journalist, I served as a writer-in-residence at Boise (Idaho) State University and conducted all-day Writing & Editing seminars for working journalists throughout the United States and Northern Europe. My interest in health care issues stems from the post-newspaper years I spent as a policy analyst answering directly to Florida Attorney General Robert A. Butterworth.