Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Food Editor Katie Carlson - "Martha Stewart before there was Martha Stewart"
I came across the story of Katie Carlson yesterday while researching the history of the Association of Food Journalists, Inc., (formerly the Newspaper Food Editors and Writers Association, Inc.). Katie was an officer in the organization in the 1970s.
Carlson started as food editor of the Daytona Beach News-Journal in 1971 and was promoted to women's editor in 1977.Her food pages won first place in the national Vesta awards competition for three consecutive years starting in 1973.
I loved this quote from her obituary: "She was Martha Stewart before there was Martha Stewart," said Carlson's daughter, Susan Wright of Ormond Beach.”
I am planning on writing more about these food editors and the organization they created.