Doug Struck has been a journalist for more than 30 years, covering a wide range of assignments as a national and foreign correspondent for The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun. He now specializes in global warming issues, writing and teaching on journalism and the environment.
Struck has run news bureaus in the Middle East, in Asia, and Canada. He has helped cover conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor, the southern Philippines and Sudan. His global warming reporting has taken him from the Arctic, to the Northwest Passage, Greenland, the Andes in Peru, and the Boreal Forest, among other locales.
He won a prestigious Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 2003-2004, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2002 and a fellow in Asian Studies at George Washington University in 1998-1999.
- Associate Chairman, Journalism Dept., Journalist in Residence, Emerson College, Boston, 2009-2013.
- Courses taught / created: Environmental Journalism, War Reporting, Beat Reporting Across Media, Backpack Journalism, Climate Change and the Election, Graduate Reporting and Writing, Ethics of Journalism, Digital Journalism.
- Overseas Press Club Awards 2010, Citation for Excellence, Best Reporting on International Environmental Issues.
- New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Board of Advisors (2011- present)
- Adjunct Professor, Boston University, College of Communication, Jan. 2008-2009. Graduate level course: “Literary Journalism.”
- Senior Science writer, Harvard University, Center on the Environment, Oct. 2008- Dec. 2008.
- Instructor, Environmental writing and reporting, Mediabistro (2009-2010)
- Freelance Writing, environmental and science issues, for public, non-profit, educational and for-profit clients (Jan. 2008-present).
- Canada Bureau Chief, The Washington Post…Sept 2004- Aug. 2007… Covering global warming, politics, US-Canada issues, terrorism, and Canadian social issues.
- Correspondent, The Washington Post…Jerusalem… (Lebanon War) Aug 2006
- Correspondent, Baghdad Bureau, Washington Post ..Nov-Dec. 2005
- Correspondent, Baghdad Bureau, Washington Post…Jan/Feb 2005… covering the Iraqi election from Najaf, the deteriorating security situation from Baghdad, and military situation from the southeastern marshes.
- Correspondent, Baghdad Bureau, The Washington Post, 2004.. covered U.S. handover to power to Iraqi Interim government, also embedded with Army and Marines in Tikrit and Anbar Province in Western Iraq.
- Nieman Fellow, Harvard University.. 2003-2004
- Pulitzer Prize Finalist, 2002 .. Wrote lead article in foreign staff package on al-Qaeda which was finalist in International Reporting.
- Tokyo Bureau Chief, The Washington Post, 1999-2003. Covered Japan and South Korea, including assignments in isolated North Korea. Dispatched to Afghanistan for war coverage after September 11, 2001. Covered the revolution in East Timor, the terrorism in the southern Philippines, and the aftermath in Australia of Bali bombings. In 2002, returned to the Middle East to cover the Israeli incursion into the West Bank.
- Fellow, George Washington University at the Elliott School of International Affairs, East
Asian Studies, 1998-99
- Correspondent, Foreign Staff, The Washington Post, Jerusalem Bureau, Mar.-May, 1998
- Reporter, Special Projects Team, The Washington Post, Metro staff, 1996-1998. Stories included the Clinton inauguration, mismanagement in special education, longevity disparities in poor neighborhoods,and investigations into political corruption.
- Middle East Correspondent, (Jerusalem, Cairo), The Baltimore Sun, 1992-1996. Covered 22 Middle Eastern countries, from bureaus in Cairo and Jerusalem. Stories included the first Palestinian intifada, the Oslo accords and the outbreak of peace, the creation of Palestinian-ruled territories, the Rabin assassination, and the collapse of the
peace process ending in the Netanyahu election.
- Middle East Correspondent, Gulf war and aftermath (Iraq, Israel, Kuwait), The Baltimore Sun, 1991-92. Was posted to Baghdad before the war, covered the scud attacks on Israel, and returned with the troops through Saudi Arabia to Kuwait, and covered the aftermath and reconstruction, then returned to Baghdad.
- National Correspondent, (Baltimore), The Baltimore Sun,1987-1991. Completed coverage that included reporting in all 50 states, and included extensive “on-the-road” reporting during the 1988 Presidential election.
- West Coast Bureau Chief, (San Francisco), The Baltimore Sun,1985-1987. Covered all of the West Coast, including Alaska and Hawaii. Stories included quick arrival on the scene of the Mexican earthquake and the Valdez oil spill.
- National Correspondent, (Baltimore), The Baltimore Sun,1984-1985
- State House Bureau Chief, (Annapolis, Md.), The Baltimore Sun,1984.
- State Staff Reporter, (Baltimore, Annapolis) The Baltimore Sun,1981-1985. Covered the Maryland legislature and State government.
- Anne Arundel County Bureau Reporter, (Annapolis), The Baltimore Sun,1979-1981
- Washington Bureau Reporter, Thomson Newspapers,1978-1979 Covered Capitol Hill.
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Pennsylvania State University… Was Managing Editor and Acting Editor of the independent daily student newspaper, The Daily Collegian, and supervised its conversion to offset production.