Michael Skube

Michael Skube is a former journalist who is on the faculty of the Elon University School of Communications.

Skube received a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University. In 1975 he began working as a freelance journalist after having worked at the Customs Service. He began writing editorials for the Raleigh News & Observer in 1982 and became a book critic for the paper in 1986. In 1989 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism and the American Society of News Editors Award for Distinguished Commentary.[1] In the mid-1990s he moved to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he was a book reviewer and columnist. While there, he also wrote a regular beer column that won the James Beard Foundation Journalism Award for newspaper writing on spirits, wine and beer in 2000. He left the paper in October 2000[2] and joined the faculty of the Elon University School of Communications in 2002, where he is now an associate professor.[3]


  1. The Dispatch / Friday, March 31, 1989, p. 11: "Raleigh book editor wins Pulitzer Prize for Criticism"
  2. http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/skube_doo_where_are_you_/Content?oid=1639%5B%5D
  3. https://www.elon.edu/u/directory/profile/?user=mskube

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