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Whether it was reading the newspaper every day or reading a variety of sports magazines, I’ve always had an interest in the news. I wanted to know what was going on. When I first picked up a camera, I thought about being a sports photographer. I went to Purdue to become an engineer, but after joining the Purdue Exponent newspaper and working with an amazing staff and mentors, I knew I wanted a career in journalism. I as hired as a photographer by the Huntington (Ind.) Herald-Press right out of Purdue in 1987, and I stayed there for more than 20 years, stepping into the sports editor position in 1990. I learned a lot from a great staff and outstanding editor in Mike Perkins, and we built one of the best newspapers in the state. The slow death of newspapers broke up our talented group, and I left the business in 2008. I have collected a few of my favorite works and the stories behind them here. I’ve also stayed close to the industry over the years, and the struggle for media to remain relevant as it transforms the way it delivers the news.

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