Nebraska Authors

Charles C. Clayton

Born 1902-06-03 Cambridge, NE (USA)

Died 1988-04-29
Carbondale, IL (USA)

Clayton worked as a reporter for the Lincoln Star until 1923, when he relocated to work for a newspaper in St. Louis. He later had a distinguished career as a journalism professor. He served as Fulbright Professor at National Chengchi University in Taiwan, and went on to help found the journalism school at the Hongkong Chinese University in 1965-66.

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale has the Charles C. Clayton Papers.

Places Lived

Cambridge, NE
Lincoln, NE (departed 1923)
St. Louis, MO
Carbondale, IL

Author Of

  • Journalism


Newspapers; Journalism Schools; Asian Journalism; Mass Communication


Newspaper Reporter and Editor
Journalism Professor

Places Worked

The Lincoln Star
The St. Louis Globe Democrat
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL


Fulbright Professor, National Chengchi University in TAIWAN
Served as President of The Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi


Newspaper Reporting Today. 1947.
Fifty Years for Freedom: The Story of Sigma Delta Chi's Service to American Journalism, 1909-1959. 1959.
The Asian Newspapers' Reluctant Revolution. 1971. (contributor)
A Twinge of Nostalgia. 1980. (note: publisher was the Chinese Morning Post)

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