Phil Record

Professional-in-Residence at TCU Schieffer School of Journalism

Phil J. Record, a native of Fort Worth, joined the Schieffer School as professional in residence in ethics in 1999. He has been a newspaperman more than half a century, spending most of those years at Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Record first went to work for the newspaper in 1944 as a copy boy. He retired as ombudsman for the newspaper on Dec. 31, 1997. Record is former national president of the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation's largest journalism organization, and is the recipient of the Wells Key, the highest honor bestowed by the Society on a member. He also served as the international president of the Organization of News Ombudsman. He is former vice president of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas and a former chair of the Mass Communications Advisory Committee at Texas Tech University. He is a member of the Texas Tech Mass Communications Hall of Fame. In 2002, he was named to the newly formed Texas Tech Mass Communication Board of Directors. Record also served on the American Bar Association’s national Commission on Public Understand About the Law and the Commission on Partnership Programs. He is the recipient of the TCU Journalism Ethics Award and 19 professional awards for reporting, photography and headline writing.