Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Courier's 50 years

In preparation for a 50-year anniversary section, The Courier staff has been scanning our old archives quite feverishly.

The issues Matthew Gill used to put out were incredible. And, let me say, the words "controversial" and "The Courier" go back a loooong way.

Some of the highlights:

1) Matt Gill successfully sued Middletown Township in 1970 AND 1980... and publicized the entire thing week after week in the paper

2) Best headline (published in the December 6, 1979 issue): "Caller threatens to kill Courier reporter as shooting death controversy continues" (and upon seeing that headline, Purcell remarked, "That's just Thursday.")

3) The headline "__(insert an official's name)__ under fire" has appeared a number of times on the front page of the paper

...some things change, some things stay the same.

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At 4:42 PM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

Are you going to reprint your first issue's front page?

At 5:11 PM, Blogger Jackie Corley said...

There are just so many wonderful stories in the archive that I would love to reprint. It's going to come down to a matter of space and what the editorial staff ultimately decides to go with.

Going through the archives just makes me so proud to be a part of this organization.


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