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News Journal, 1969-1975, 1984-2004

Identifier: III.

Scope and Contents

In 1969, Lockman was hired as the first African-American reported hired by the Wilmington News Journal. He started on general assignment, then becan covering city hall and Wilmington government. Lockman worked his way up to the government editor for the News Journal, eventually being named Washington bureau chief. Lockman was covering politics in Washington when the Watergate story, especially the tape transcripts, broke.

While at the News Jorunal, Lockman wrote a weekly editorial column titled "Counterpoint." Lockman used this column to talk about issues of personal concern, including government accountability and civil rights.

In 1975, Lockman left Wilmington and began working for the Boston Globe. After ten years in Boston, Lockman returned to the News Journal as managing editor, a position he held for seven years. He continued writing regularly for the News Journal through 2004, and was a nationally syndicated columnist from 1991 to 2004.

This series is divided into two subseries. The first subseries documents Lockman's News Journal career from 1969 to 1975. The second subseries follow's Lockman's career with his return to the News Journal in 1984.


  • Creation: 1969-1975, 1984-2004

Repository Details

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