Editors, and how bad ones are ruining the newspaper business
Thanks for posting and linking to Spin Ditties. My blog now links to yours, as well.Regards
Jim: Thanks for linking to my blog,and I'll look forward to reading yours.I must say, though, while I've never worked with her or know her personally, my professional feelings about Carole Leigh Hutton -- as I've enumerated on my blog -- are more muted, especially in regards to her legacy at the Detroit Free Press.I thought it was shameful how she handled the Mitch Albom fake column episode, and the double standard for a star, which she righteously maintained at the expense of what was left of the newspaper's credibility.I think it was a cautionary tale of why an editor should also never be a publisher, especially at a large newspaper.
Let's try posting this comment again:Dear Steve: On the Mitch Albom affair I absolutely agree. No one at my level would have survived that transgression. My feelings about Carole Leigh are mixed because we went to college together (Michigan State) and were colleagues there. We lost touch with each other and I really haven't talked to her since, except once at an AP awards ceremony (where she was collecting plaques for Mitch by the way.) When I knew her she was a hard news gal in the best sense of the word. I've seen a lot of former hard news editors bend and break in the new newspaper reality. Sad, but true. Thanks for commenting. Jim
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