Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sad news: Former publisher Dave Sharp dies

Dave Sharp's brief battle with pancreatic cancer ended today. Among the leaders at the Journal during the latter years, I always thought Mr. Sharp was a pretty straight shooter. It's sad he didn't have more time to enjoy his retirement.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Your chance to help one of the "new" journalists

In the new world of journalism resourceful reporters are on their own to  try and gather the funds to do what a newspaper company once paid them well to do.

I am somewhat familiar with Chris Killian, he has written for the Kalamazoo Gazette, among others, and has that passion and desire to do the work that reminds me just a little of some of the fire I used to have for the work.

So I found this article on Jim Romenesko as well as Kickstarter and if you feel like helping this young man, please do so. I'm debating how much I can afford to kick in myself. He is already about 1/2-way to the $2,500 he is looking for to do his election year project.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Former Publisher ailing: Notes of encouragement requested

A friend sent me a link to a support site for a former Flint Journal publisher.  A lot of folks will want to encourage Dave Sharp and his family so I'm including the link here with best wishes to the family.

Follow the prompts and you can leave a message for Mr. Sharp and his family.