Tom Huang

Assistant Managing Editor for Journalism Initiatives, The Dallas Morning News


Tom Huang is Assistant Managing Editor for Journalism Initiatives at The Dallas Morning News, where he oversees Sunday Page One, edits in-depth enterprise stories, handles newsroom talent development and leads The News’ community-funded journalism initiative, which seeks philanthropic funding to support public service journalism. As an adjunct faculty member of The Poynter Institute, he organizes and teaches seminars for professional journalists on writing, reporting and editing, and coaches in the Local News Innovation Program, which helps newsrooms make the transition to sustainable digital publishing. As a freelance editor with the American Press Institute’s Better News site, he helps newsrooms present their best practices in digital transformation. In 2013, he was a Sulzberger fellow at Columbia University, where he studied executive leadership and journalism innovation. In 2016, he worked on the editing team of The Dallas Morning News’ coverage of the July 7 police ambush, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news. He began his reporting career at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, and since 1993, he has worked in Dallas as a reporter, features editor, Sunday & Enterprise editor and Assistant Managing Editor for Features. He is a former president of the Society for Features Journalism and served on the governing board of the Asian American Journalists Association. He has launched two Knight Foundation-funded projects – the Hispanic Families Network and Storytellers Without Borders, and is co-organizer of the Dallas Festival of Books and Ideas. He is a 1988 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science and engineering.