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Robert McClory

Robert McClory (MSJ71) is a member of the Medill Hall of Achievement.

McClory was an associate professor emeritus at Northwestern University. He taught at Medill on a full-time or part-time basis beginning in 1983. Though mainly an upper-level magazine-writing teacher, he also taught freshman and sophomore writing classes and was for many years a coordinator of summer programs on religion and media for graduate students. In 1999, he was a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Northwestern University Alumni Association.

McClory began his journalism career with the Chicago Defender as reporter, feature writer and city editor. He was a staff writer for the Chicago Reader and the National Catholic Reporter and a contributor to many publications including Chicago Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and US Catholic Magazine.

McClory wrote several books, including "The Man Who Beat Clout City," "Racism in America," "Turning Point: The Inside Story of the Papal Birth Control Commission" and "As It Was in the Beginning: The Coming Democratization of the Catholic Church." He also co-wrote the play "Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day."

McClory died in 2015.