Ernest J. “Ernie” Ford Jr., a respected journalist and former member of the DePauw University faculty, passed away June 1. He was 70 years old.
Ford was born on June 7, 1940, in Salt Lake City, and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Utah. After a lengthy career in print and broadcast journalism, Ford came to Greencastle in the spring of 1992 when he was named executive director of the Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ).