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Barry Bingham, Jr., editor and publisher of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times discusses his upbringing, education, and experience in television prior to moving into the leadership of the newspapers. He also discusses his experiences as editor and publisher, including leading the papers through controversies, and his vision of the future of newspapers.
The Louisville Times editor on the process of school desegregation in Louisville.
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. Edwards began his career in journalism in Horse Cave, Kentucky as news correspondent for the four newspapers then published in Louisville. His first job in Louisville was with the Herald before it merged with the Post. After the stockmarket crash and a period with the Hearst chain, Mr. Edwards joined the Courier Journal and Louisville Times. He served as news editor and assistant managing editor of the Times under Norman Isaacs.
Linda Freeman is a retired registered nurse and Professor Emerita from the University of Louisville. While there, she developed the study abroad program for nursing students and traveled with students to England, Germany, France, and Russia. She was hired for a few months in 1975 to help open the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh. Harold Freeman is a retired newspaper editor from the Courier-Journal, where he covered global issues and politics. Harold also served in the Peace Corps in Eritrea and last year, traveled to Ethiopia to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Peace Corps. The Freeman's have had considerable international experience which sparked their interest in hosting for the World Affairs Council. Both have been influential in Louisville and have become reliable World Affairs Council hosts. This interview contains a brief history of their experiences hosting international professionals and shows how the digital age and the fall of the Soviet Union affected their experiences as hosts.
The former city editor of the Courier-Journal discusses the newspaper's coverage of Louisville's school integration process in the 1970s.
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.
Beginning work as a cub reporter, Mr. Herchenroeder later served as City Editor of the Courier-Journal (1945-1965) and held the Ombudsman's position for 12 years until his retirement.