Former News Photographer editor Donald R. Winslow is stepping down from daily journalism after a long career, announcing that he is leaving his senior editing position at the Amarillo Globe-News in Texas.
“I’m going to spend a great amount of time with my grandchildren, and fishing, and travel,” Winslow said shortly after the announcement. He has been managing editor at the Globe-News since April, 2016. His last day will be May 19.
The staff at the Globe-News is a group of high achievers that make every day count, Winslow said. Ending his newsroom career there is an appropriate coda.
“I started my career at a small-town newspaper and after 40 years, I think this a perfect way to end it,” Winslow said.
Winslow was editor of NPPA’s News Photographer for 13 years before stepping down for the Globe-News position. The last issue under his editorship was the most recent Best of Photojournalism issue published in November-December 2016.
Though he has plans for leisure, Winslow is calling his next chapter a semiretirement. He has book projects in the works and he plans to return to teaching in 2018 in Italy at the John Felice Rome Center (the Italian campus of Loyola University of Chicago) and at John Cabot University in Trastevere.