Norman M. Covert’s first effort as a publishing entrepreneur was creating a newsletter for his church in 1955. It folded after two issues, a victim of a World War II military surplus mimeograph. It required more patience and skill than the 12-year-old possessed. He didn’t lose his love of the medium. Sixty-nine years later he can boast knowledge of “WYSIWYG,” using Apple/Macintosh or the current Gateway Windows XP driven computer.
Aside from a stint in the Newport News Shipyard, Norm has been a reporter, writer, editor, public relations professional and columnist his entire career. At Newport News High School (Class of ’61) he wrote “COVERT’S CORNER,” a sports column in “The Beacon.” His loved the staccato banter of the now defunct New York Mirror, one of Gotham’s storied tabloids.… Read More