Craig Lynch: He Was Different From Most Sports Journalists—He Was Blind Since Birth

From a story in the Chicago Sun-Times by Mike Clark headlined “Blind sports writer Craig Lynch dies at 72”:

One day in 1982, Craig Lynch walked into the old Sun-Times building on Wabash Avenue and asked Taylor Bell for a job.

“He said that some of his friends had heard we were looking for freelance writers to cover high school sports,” said Bell, the now-retired Sun-Times prep sports editor.

Bell’s philosophy was to give pretty much any would-be writer a chance. The ones who couldn’t file accurate copy on tight deadlines tended to weed themselves out pretty quickly.