Courier Journal, locally called
1.2 Watterson era
1.3 Bingham ownership
2.1 Pulitzer Prize
3 Other notable staff 4 See also 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links
Editorial staff of The Courier-Journal, 1868.
Henry Watterson, the son of a Tennessee congressman, had written for
Courier-Journal offices in downtown Louisville, built during the Bingham era
On August 8, 1918,
Robert Worth Bingham
I have always regarded the newspapers owned by me as a public trust and have endeavored so to conduct them as to render the greatest public service. — Robert Worth Bingham
As publisher, Bingham set the tone for his editorial pages, and pushed
for improved public education, support of African Americans and the
poor of Appalachia. In 1933, the newspapers passed to his son, Barry
Bingham, Sr. Barry Bingham would continue in his father's footsteps,
guiding the editorial page and modernizing the paper by setting up
several news bureaus throughout the state, expanding the news staff.
During Barry Bingham, Sr.'s tenure, the paper was considered
Kentucky's "Newspaper of Record" and consistently ranked among the 10
best in the nation.
Barry Bingham, Jr. succeeded his father as the newspapers'
editor and publisher.
The Binghams were well-liked owners popularly credited with being more
concerned with publishing quality journalism than making heavy
profits. They also owned the leading local radio and television
stations -- WHAS-TV, WHAS-AM, and WAMZ-FM—and Standard Gravure, a
rotogravure printing company that printed The Courier-Journal's Sunday
Magazine as well as similar magazines for other newspapers.
Barry Bingham Jr. sought to free the papers from conflicts of
interests, and through The Louisville Times, experimented with new
ideas such as signed editorials. Bingham Jr. also parted with
tradition by endorsing several Republican candidates for office.
Carol Sutton became managing editor of The Courier-Journal,
the first woman appointed to such a post at a major US daily
newspaper. Under the leadership of C. Thomas Hardin, director of
photography, the combined photography staff of
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In July 1986,
Year Category Recipient For
For his two
World War I
1926 Reporting William Burke "Skeets" Miller
For his coverage of the attempts to rescue
1956 Editorial Cartooning Robert York For his cartoon "Achilles" showing a bulging figure of American prosperity tapering to a weak heel labeled "farm prices". Appeared in The Louisville Times, (September 16, 1955).
For its "meritorious public service" during 1966 in its fight against
the ravages of
1969 Local General or Spot News Reporting John Fetterman For coverage of the funeral for a Vietnam casualty from Kentucky, "PFC Gibson comes home" (July 28, 1968).
For photo coverage of court-ordered busing in Jefferson County in 1975.
Local General or Spot News Reporting
For his coverage and three months of investigation of the disastrous
May 28, 1977 fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club, Southgate,
1980 International Reporting Joel Brinkley and Jay Mather For international reporting in a series of articles, "Living the Cambodian Nightmare," their vivid account of refugees in Southeast Asia (December 1979).
For its exemplary initial coverage of a bus crash in Carroll County,
2005 Editorial Cartoon Nick Anderson For his portfolio of twenty editorial cartoons.
Other notable staff
Herbert Agar, Courier-Journal editor Adele Brandeis, Courier-Journal writer and arts administrator Samuel C. Brightman, Courier-Journal reporter and Washington correspondent Grady Clay, Courier-Journal urban affairs editor Byron Crawford, Courier-Journal columnist Joe Creason, Courier-Journal columnist, known for "Joe Creason's Kentucky" column Howard Fineman, Courier-Journal reporter and Washington correspondent Pat Forde, Courier-Journal sports columnist Michael Gartner, Courier-Journal editor Kate Harrington, Louisville Journal reporter Hugh Haynie, Courier-Journal political cartoonist Paul Janensch, Courier-Journal executive editor Mike King, Courier-Journal reporter, editor, Washington correspondent, and medical writer Alan Levy, Courier-Journal reporter Ronni Lundy, Courier-Journal and Louisville Times pop music editor Priscilla Robertson, Courier-Journal literary editor Harvey Magee Watterson, Courier-Journal editorial staff, father of the paper's founder
Branzburg v. Hayes
^ Yetter, Deborah (November 17, 2016). "CJ names new executive
editor". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
^ "AAM Total Circ for US Newspapers". Alliance for Audited Media.
March 31, 2013. Archived from the original on March 6, 2013. Retrieved
June 6, 2013.
^ a b c d e Towles, Donald B. (1994). The Press of Kentucky:
Merrill, John C. and Harold A. Fisher. The world's great dailies: profiles of fifty newspapers (1980) pp 192–95 Donald B. Towles (1994). The Press of Kentucky: 1787-1994. Kentucky Press Association. ASIN B0006P81OQ. John Ed Pearce (1997). Memoirs: 50 Years at the Courier-Journal and other places. Sulgrave Press. ISBN 1-891138-01-4. Susan E. Tifft and Alex S. Jones (1991). The Patriarch: The Rise and Fall of the Bingham Dynasty. Summit Books. ISBN 9780671631673.
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