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Ms. Clowes joined the Courier-Journal in 1936 as a staff reporter. Her previous newspaper experience was with the old Herald-Post. She was named editor of the Courier-Journal editorial page in 1966, and held this position until her retirement.
Ms. Coady began her career with the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times as an assistant copy editor employed temporarily during the summer of 1945. She returned after graduation from college in July 1946 to permanent employment. She has worked as an assistant copy editor, feature writer, news reporter, education reporter, and general assignment reporter and in September 1981 became the Arts Editor.
Mr. Crowdus joined the staff of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in the summer of 1947. His initial assignment was to cover the police beat as a reporter. He then covered general assignment stories through the 1950s. In 1961 Mr. Crowdus began covering City Hall. Through the administrations of four mayors (Cowger to Sloane) Mr. Crowdus covered city government. In 1977 he returned to general assignment reporting.
Mr. Frank Hartley joined the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in 1938 as a sports writer for the Times. In 1956 Mr. Hartley moved to the newsroom. Eight years later he returned to the sports department as assistant sports editor. In 1968 he transferred to the Courier-Journal and assumed the position of assistant state editor. In 1976 Mr. Hartley became state editor. Mr. Hartley remained Kentucky editor until 1979, when he was named news ombudsman for the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times.
Mr. Hawpe has been with the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times since November of 1969. Prior to that he worked for two years as a reporter for the Associated Press in Lexington, Kentucky and for two years as an editorial writer on the St. Petersburg Times. Mr. Hawpe's initial position with the Courier was as the Eastern Kentucky reporter. In 1972 he joined the editorial staff. He served as assistant state editor for two years, until 1977, when he became the city editor for the Louisville Times. Beginning in 1979 he served as the managing editor of the Courier Journal.
Mr. Janensch is a vice president of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times Company and Executive Editor of both Courier-Journal and Louisville Times. He succeeded Robert P. Clark in this position.
Herman Landau is a retired makeup editor of the Louisville Times. His career in journalism began as an office boy. Born and raised in Louisville, Mr. Landau has a broad knowledge of his hometown and the newspapers that have been so much a part of his life.
Mr. Moore worked full-time for the Louisville Times for forty-four years. He served as police reporter, Indiana Editor, copy editor and telegraph news editor. During these years he also wrote the "Lemme Doit" column for four and a half years and began writing "Looking Backward" in 1936. At the time of the interview, he was still writing the "Looking Backward" column.
Mr. Pearce joined the Courier-Journal staff as an editorial writer. He shared in the Pulitzer Prize awarded to the Courier-Journal in 1967. On this occasion the Courier-Journal received the Pulitzer Committee's "Meritorious Public Service Award" for its successful battle for stronger strip-mining controls. At the time of the interview, John Ed Pearce was a writer for the Sunday Magazine in which he specializes in Kentucky county profiles.
Carol Sutton began her career with the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in 1955. She began her employment as a secretary and was promoted to feature writer in 1956. She served as editor of the women's section beginning in 1963 and as managing editor of Courier-Journal in 1974. She served as assistant to the publisher for the development of tailored news section before becoming senior editor of the Courier Journal and Louisville Times news and editorial departments in 1979.