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Corban Goble

Corban Goble

2019

A one-time printer’s devil who earned a doctorate in mass communications, he started working at the Berea College Press as a ninth grader for 11 cents an hour. Before graduation from the college, he worked for The Berea Citizen, was editor of the college newspaper and co-editor of the yearbook. After serving in the Navy during the Korean War, he returned to the press and the Citizen, both owned by the college. From 1964 to 1970 he was editor of the paper and superintendent of the press. He chaired the circulation division of the Kentucky Press Association and served on its executive committee. Shifting to academia, he earned a master’s degree in communications at the University of Kentucky and a doctorate at Indiana University, where his dissertation was on the American history of the Mergenthaler linotype machine. He taught journalism while at both schools, and for 11 years full-time and five years part-time at Western Kentucky University.