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The Journal Gazette's newsroom

Who's who in the Newsroom

Julie Inskeep, publisher, 260-461-8490

Craig Klugman, editor, 260-461-8853

Sherry Skufca, managing editor, 260-461-8201

Karen Francisco, editorial page editor. 260-461-8206

Delivery problems, questions, 260-461-8519 or 1-800-324-0505

Quick notes

  • If you don't know which department in the newspaper would most likely handle your story idea, we can help. The general newsroom number is 260-461-8773, the general fax number is 260-461-8648 and the general newsroom e-mail address is You can also call the 24/7 news tip line at 260-466-6397.
  • If you want to complain about accuracy, coverage, or lack of it, you may contact the editor, Craig Klugman, 260-461-8853. Or, you may contact the managing editor, Sherry Skufca at 260-461-8201.
  • The Journal Gazette is in the 260 area code. All extensions at the newspaper are four digits, beginning with an "8."
If you want to go directly to voice mail and know the last four numbers of a reporter's or editor's number, you can also call the voice mail system at 260-461-8570. When prompted to enter an extension number, that is the four-digit number (beginning with "8.")

Metro news department

The Metro staff handles all news that happens in our circulation area not covered by the sports, business or feature staffs.

The reporters in the department write city government, police, court, county government, schools and other related stories. If it is a story that is happening as you speak, this is the department to call.

  • Lisa Green, assistant managing editor for local news, 260-461-8200.
  • Jim Chapman, assistant metro editor/night city editor, 260-461-8366.
  • Ron Shawgo, assistant metro editor/enterprise editor, 260-461-8312.
  • Jamie Duffy, education, 260-461-8816.
  • Dave Gong, Fort Wayne city government, 260-461-8281.
  • Viv Sade, Allen County government, 260-461-8207.
News releases may also be sent to the general newsroom e-mail address.


The Sports staff covers sports news from area high schools, local colleges, Indiana and Purdue universities, the University of Notre Dame, and professional sports, including the Fort Wayne Komets and the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Coaching changes, athlete signings, sports features, and schedules all come under this department.

For most stories and general questions, call the sports editor, Mark Jaworski, 260-461-8260.

For high school news, call Greg Jones, the high school sports editor, 260-461-8224.

(See the separate item about submitting sports scores.)

Perspective, Opinion, letters to the editor

Our editorial page staff is responsible for the daily Perspective and Opinion pages, including letters to the editor and guest columns. The staff also produces the Sunday Books pages.

If you have an idea for an editorial or feedback about published editorials, contact Karen Francisco, editorial page editor, 260-461-8206. Francisco is also the contact if you want to submit a letter to the editor or a guest column, or have questions about published letters and columns. She also is responsible for the Books pages.


The Business staff provides news coverage about the economy, health care and manufacturing industries, labor, retail, banking and agriculture.

If you want to report news about promotions, awards, seminars and new businesses -- all of which appear in Sunday's Business section -- the information must be submitted in writing by 1 p.m. the Tuesday before desired publication. News releases should be faxed to 260-461-8893, Attn. Business News, or e-mailed to

If you are including a photograph with information for the Business People section on Sunday, the photograph must be attached to the e-mail as a separate jpeg image.

Information may also be mailed to: The Journal Gazette - Business News, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802 (Photographs will not be returned).

If you have questions, contact Lisa Green at 461-8200.

Lifestyle, entertainment, faith, food

The Living staff writes stories that are not so time-sensitive and generally are described as feature stories.

Entertainment news, solution-oriented stories, profiles, lifestyle trends and food information are the staples of this department. It is also this department that is responsible for many of the lists the paper publishes, like entertainment guides, and is responsible for the Home section and its Garden page.

Terri Richardson, features editor, 260-461-8304.

Diana Parker, community listings, entertainment listings/Cook's Corner, 260-461-8476.

Washington editor

Brian Francisco

Phone: 260-461-8718

Cell: 260-615-7872


Fax: 260-461-8893

Indianapolis Bureau

Niki Kelly

Phone: 317-686-0901


Fax: 317-636-1124

Address: 200 W. Washington St., M-8

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Photos, slideshows, photo galleries and videos

The Journal Gazette's photo staff takes local photos and videos for use in the printed newspaper and on, some of which are organized as slideshows or photo galleries.

For information about the photos or videos in the newspaper or online, contact Visual Editor Cathie Rowand at or 260-461-8226.

Photo reprints

Photo reprints: 461-8831

Speakers Bureau

Lisa Green

Phone: 260-461-8200


Terri Richardson

Phone: 260-461-8304


News services, copy desk

Sherry Skufca, managing editor

Phone: 260-461-8201



Jim Touvell, design editor

Phone: 260-461-8629


News Technology

Tom Pellegrene Jr., manager

Phone: 260-461-8377


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