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Profile of Ruth Berger

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Gazette Staff
October 14, 2007
Age: 60
Address: Janesville
Title: Accountant. Ruth started at the Gazette in 1966, taking time off occasionally as she had children. She’s been working full-time since 1978. Her main duty is producing the monthly financial statements that pull revenue and expenses together.

“Everything else that happens in accounting feeds into that.”


What do you like about working at the Gazette? “It seems like every year, there’s some challenge that comes along, (such as) a new financial system.”

Ruth likes the people she works with and is proud of the newspaper. She jokes that her department is often the last to know anything.


“We don’t even hear the breaking news.”


About the upcoming changes: A lot of changes are on the horizon for newspapers, many fueled by the Internet.

“I don’t look at the Internet myself. I like to have a paper to hold in my hand and read selectively.”


Ruth is looking forward to the new product.


“I like the local stuff. It will be interesting to … have more local news.”


Her story: Ruth and her husband, Bob, have three children and four grandchildren. She relaxes by reading—she is in a book club—cross-stitching and doing number puzzles.
A favorite book: “The Deep End of the Ocean,” by Jacquelyn Mitchard. Ruth and her husband enjoy traveling and are interested in professional theater.

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