Lucy Dalglish became Dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism on August 1, 2012.
For 12 years, Dalglish headed the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a non-profit organization that provides free legal advice, resources, support, and advocacy to protect the First Amendment and Freedom of Information rights of journalists working in the United States. She was publisher of The News Media and Law Quarterly magazine, the Reporters Committee's daily news blog, and dozens of special legal guides for journalists. She frequently serves as a source and commentator in the national media on First Amendment issues, and testifies before state and federal legislative bodies on issues of interest to journalists.
Dalglish also was President of the National Freedom of Information Coalition and Supervisor for the Sunshine in Government Initiative, a coalition of media organizations working on federal information policy, which she co-founded. She began her career as a journalist at the St. Paul Pioneer Press (1980-1993), where she was a reporter, city editor, national/foreign editor, and assistant news editor. She was also an editorial writer for The Tennessean (1994) and a media attorney for Dorsey and Whitney LLP, Minneapolis (1995-2000).
In 2012, Dalglish won the National Press Foundation's W.M Kiplinger Award for distinguished contributions to journalism. In 1995, she was awarded the Wells Memorial Key, the highest honor bestowed by the Society of Professional Journalists for service to the Society and the journalism professions, and in 1996, she was inducted into the National Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame.
Dalglish earned a BA in journalism from the University of North Dakota, an MSL from Yale Law School, and a JD from Vanderbilt University Law School.