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Journalist reaches dream of becoming editor.

Harry Logan made his way up the ranks of South Carolina's newspapers before becoming the editor of Morning News.


Louis Sossamon

Harry Logan

Born: 1947

Newspaper History:
-Summer 1968 and 1969 Intern at The State
-Columbia Record, 1970-1980's
-The State, 1980's-2001
-Morning News, 2001-2009

Honors and Awards:
-SCPA President
-SCPA Distinguished Service Award
-Member of SCPA Education Foundation

Education:
-Wofford College
-University of South Carolina, BA in Journalism

Family:
-Grandfather, Harry Legare Watson was the owner, editor and publisher of the Index-Journal and in the SCPA Hall of Fame
-Great-Grandfather, Roswell T. Logan was the telegraph editor of the News and Courier in 1886
-Mother, Virginia Watson Logan was on the ad staff of the Evening Post Co.
-Aunt, Margaret Watson was a reporter for the Index-Journal

Video Interview

 
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To listen to the full interview, click here to download the raw audio.
The full interview is 44 minutes.

Interview Highlights (fast forward to hear about):
-Early interest in newspapers (4:09-7:21)
-Hurricane Hugo (7:31-11:12)
-The State in the 60's (11:25-12:50)
-Impactful stories (12:57-15:20)
-Pee Wee Gaskins' trial (15:36-19:17)
-Lost Trust (20:02-21:13)
-Covering state government (21:48-23:14)
-The hardest stories to report (24:37-26:38)
-Susan Smith case (27:05-28:46)
-Fun in the newspaper (31:51-33:51)
-Fighting Editors (34:05-35:42)
-American Legion Bar (35:56-36:55)
-Proud Accomplishments (37:20-40:09)
-Working with Dwight Dana (40:13-42:00)
-Advice for future journalists (42:05-43:44)

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