The Flint Journal 125th anniversary coverage
chronicles the history of the newspaper, its people and its relationship
with the community since it started publishing April 5, 1876. Highlights
include a day in the life of the modern paper, a gallery of Journal
photographs and a look at the top 10 Journal stories of all time.
The coverage in print consisted of three special sections in the Sunday,
April 29, 2001, edition of The Journal, plus a Page One story that day
and special daily features throughout the week.
Jeff Johnston, assistant local news editor for Sunday, coordinated the
The online version of the 125th anniversary project was designed by
Presentation Editor Michael Robb and produced by designer Amanda Barnes.
Writers and contributors include: Shena Abercrombie, Helen Bas, Betty
Brenner, Brenda Brissette-Mata, Lisa DeJong, Bruce Edwards, Michelle
Edwards, Ron Fonger, David V. Graham, Jane Hale, Andrew Heller, Len
Hoyes, Jeff Johnston, Paul Keep, Jamie Kelly, Steve Kleeman, Brian Masck,
Ed McGraw, James M. Miller, Dan Nilsen, Ken Palmer, Wayne Pickvet, Doug
Pullen, Rose Mary Reiz, Michael J. Riha, Michael Robb, Emily Robinson,
James L. Smith, Marlon Vaughn, Jennifer Walkling and Mary Ann Chick
Also assisting were The Journals library staff Dave Larzelere
and Lazarre Johnson and electronic imaging staff Henry
Hills, Sue Mayer and Kevin Yauch.
Journal retirees and past employees consulted, interviewed or quoted
from archives include: Edwyna Goodwin Anderson, Ed Backus, George Bousu,
Cindy Byrd, M. Teresa Calkins, Ed Conaway, Carolyn Coulter, Ralph Coulter,
Ralph B. Curry, Keith Davis, Bob DeLand, Isaac Finley, Lou Giampetroni,
Raymond Gover, Lawrence R. Gustin, Mildred Lawrence, Alice Lethbridge,
Tom Lindley, Roland Bob Martin, Colin J. Mac
McDonald, Alfred L. Peloquin, Rowland R. Raymond, Robert Swartz and
Allan R. Wilhelm.