Dan Corkery

Corkery: Foreman 'never looked back'

I don’t remember the first time I met John Foreman.

But you knew he was there. You could hear him. His typewriter sounded like a machine gun.

As a young copy editor, I saw him hunched over an IBM Selectric, banging out stories as a member of The News-Gazette’s “state desk” — a subset of our reporting staff focused on news outside of Champaign-Urbana.

Corkery: For newspapers, trust, but verify

I don’t envy Jack McElroy and Sam Venable.

They are, respectively, editor and columnist with the Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel.

Last week, they co-authored a cringing confession.

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