PART TIME FACULTY
DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM
B.A. University of Bridgeport
Al Young is a groundbreaking, award-winning professional journalist with more than 30 years daily newspaper experience as a writer and editor at The Boston Globe, USA Today, the New York Daily News, the New Haven (CT) Register, and the Bridgeport (CT) Post-Telegram.
During 13 years at the Globe, Young served as an Assistant Living/Arts Editor, co-editor/writer for the celebrity "Names" column, copy editor on the Metro News desk, and minority job fair recruiter while working in conjunction with websites boston.com and bostonglobe.com.
Prior to joining the Globe, Young spent 8 years as a copy editor/writer in the Sports Department of USA Today after a brief stint in a similar role at the Daily News.
Young was the first Asian American sportswriter in the country at a metro daily and the first to cover the NFL as a New York Giants and Jets beat writer.
In 2010, Young was named to the Asian American Journalists Association's inaugural honor roll as an "Asian American Pioneer in U.S. Journalism" (1925-1975). He is a past president of the AAJA Washington, D.C. chapter and longtime member of the National Press Club.