W.E. Garrett

Traveling from Alaska to Vietnam and from Guatemala to Quemoy, W.E. (Bill) Garrett has written and/or photographed 23 articles for National Geographic magazine during the past two decades. Garret, who received his BJ degree from Missouri in 1954, has been instrumental in National Geographic’s emergence as the most prominent photojournalism publication in the United States. … Continued

Ruth Whitney

Ruth Whitney has expanded the scope of Glamour magazine to reflect the changing lifestyle of contemporary women in her 29 years as Editor-in-chief of the award-winning women’s publication. From “Women Right Now” to “tell Us What you Think,” she has introduced more than 50 columns and features in an effort to serve women more effectively. … Continued

Merrill Panitt

Merrill Panitt has been editorial director of Triangle Magazines since 1973. Triangle’s publications include Seventeen, TV Guide and a new monthly, Panorama. Panitt became managing editor of TV Guide in 1953 when that magazine was established. He studied journalism at the University of Missouri but dropped out in his senior year to become a correspondent … Continued

Michael Levy

Texas Monthly chronicles life in Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry and education. Michael Levy is its founder and publisher. Now in its thirtieth year of publication, Texas Monthly has a circulation of 300,000 and is read by more than two million people each month – one out of seven … Continued

Marcia Ann Gillespie

Marcia Ann Gillespie has been the editor in chief of Ms. Since 1993. Gillespie, whose priority at Ms. Is to “move the discussion of feminism forward,” is known as a trailblazer in the magazine industry. As editor in chief of Essence from 1971-1980, she transformed a fledgling publication into one of the fastest-growing women’s magazines … Continued