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As standards editor of the Chicago Tribune, Margaret Holt works closely with reporters and editors about issues of accuracy, fairness and ethics. She has a particular interest in urban issues and diversity of coverage and regularly meets with community leaders and groups to talk about coverage.
A graduate of the University of Missouri, Holt has held a variety of reporting and editing jobs. She joined Tribune Co. in 1987 as business editor of the Sun-Sentinel of South Florida. Holt moved to the Chicago Tribune as sports editor in 1993. In 1995, she began working on customer and accuracy issues and has represented the Tribune in workshops and conferences on accuracy and credibility. A member of the Native American Journalists Association, Holt also is active in the Mid-America Press Institute and has served as board chair. She volunteers in outreach programs, including youth journalism.
I like music, theater and sports. My favorite reading materials range from biographies, history and poetry to periodicals such as business publications, news weeklies and celebrity magazines like People.