Michael Burke, a business reporter at the Racine Journal Times in Wisconsin, is retiring.
Burke writes, “Most of my journalism career has been spent with The Journal Times in my hometown of Racine, and most of that time has been on the business beat, by choice. My time here has spanned the transition from newspapers being read only on paper to being read far more commonly on computers and smartphones. From the news landing at one’s doorstep once a day to landing on a screen repeatedly throughout each day.
“This has been a great job. Returning to Racine and joining The Journal Times allowed me to reconnect with people such as my great childhood friend Greg Anderegg and make new friends such as Chris Paulson, who also became a lifelong friend. I’ve met so many great, interesting people through this job.
“Not the least of them have been many, many cool, talented newsroom staff members over the years who have done lots of great reporting and photography despite all the relentless deadlines.”
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