Glenn Doty: was the editor of the Legislative Gazette, a 20,000-circulation weekly in Albany, for 23 years. He was responsible for editing and designing what has become one of the most important public policy manuals in the state capitol. Doty began his career at the Times Herald Record in Middletown, beginning as a sports reporter and then eventually becoming the newspaper's managing editor. In 1978 he joined the faculty at SUNY New Paltz, teaching various newswriting classes. He started the Gazette in 1978, eventually "coaching" nearly 450 students to careers in journalism and media. Doty retired in 2000. He wrote a column about state and local government for 15 years and currently runs an antique store with his wife in Montgomery, N.Y.
Alan Chartock: Hundreds of New Paltz grads know Alan as the man who taught them how to wade through the thicket of government in Albany while they worked at the Legislative Gazette. He is still the Gazette’s Executive Publisher and Project Director but formally has retired from teaching at New Paltz and SUNY Albany. He remains President and CEO of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio. He hosts the weekly Capitol Connection series, heard on public radio stations around New York. For almost twelve years the program highlighted interviews with Governor Mario Cuomo and now continues with conversations with state political leaders. Dr. Chartock also appears each week on The Media Project on WAMC and offers commentary on other WAMC programs such as Midday Magazine. Alan's syndicated column on politics appears in newspapers throughout New York State. Chartock has won numerous awards at SUNY including the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching . He continues to teach a seminar for Gazette reporters.