Robert A. Berger retired in 2001 after 20 years as the op-ed page editor of the Los Angeles Times. He began teaching part-time at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, in 2001, and joined the full-time faculty in fall 2003. His 37-year newspaper career includes working at the Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, Mass., as a reporter and editor; the Griffin-Larrabee News Bureau in Washington, D.C., covering Congress for 10 Massachusetts newspapers; and the Washington Star as assistant national editor and opinion editor. He graduated from the Loomis School and then Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. He received a bachelor's degree in political science in 1964. He spent the summer of 1964 participating in the Freedom Summer voter registration project in Mississippi. He is a consultant to the Institute for Justice and Journalism at USC Annenberg.