Manitowoc native honored by Ripon College for lifetime achievement

Former Los Angeles Times foreign editor receives Distinguished Alumni Citation

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RIPON, WI (06/27/2017) Mark J. Porubcansky of Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota, received a Distinguished Alumni Citation from Ripon College (Wisconsin) June 23. He is a member of the Class of 1977 at the College.

Porubcansky is retired as the foreign editor of the Los Angeles Times newspaper. While there, he oversaw a team of correspondents on five continents, shaped coverage of major news events, and edited projects that won major U.S. journalism prizes. In an 11-year career as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press, he was based in Moscow, Vienna and Hong Kong.

Following his retirement, he has contributed to MinnPost, an online news site based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He is currently a senior editor at Round Earth Media and a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations-Minnesota.

At Ripon College, Porubcansky majored in politics and government, and philosophy. He was editor of College Days and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

He is a native of Manitowoc, Wisconsin.