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Best editors

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ringer, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. ringer

    ringer Member

    Who are the best editors you've worked for (that are still alive) and why were they great?
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Mike Harris. :D :D
  3. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Mods, lock this thread!
  4. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    They're all dead Johnny.
  6. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    No. Let's not do that...
    Not in any order:
    Solomon, Smith and Dwyre.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, I heard he was a hack.
  8. Thanks Dooley and others.

    Oh wait you mean the OTHER Mike Harris. Damn. The one who worked for Media General. Wait I worked for Media General too. Ahhh You mean Michael J. Harris. Wait, that was me too.

    Sooooo are you confused? Did I throw a monkey wrench into this thread?
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member


    Not that one.
  10. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Why discriminate against dead editors?
  12. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I don't know if his was a sustainable style for a career, but an editor who taught me a lot and set the tone for what to come was, believe it or not: T.J. Simers.

    A couple of guys in Clearwater, Florida: Ron Stuart and Mike Davis. I know where Stuart is, but I've completely lost track of Davis.

    Then there's the usual suspects that everybody knows. I feel like I've been coached by or worked with a bunch of Hall of Famers: Fred Turner, Paul Anger, Dan Cunningham, Herb Stutz, Bill Dwyre, Tim Burke.

    The one nobody's heard of? Mary Kress. Tough, really smart, a really creative thinker, and the kind of person you could have an knock-down, drag-out argument with and then five minutes later be talking about her kids.

    Oddly, she has a pretty good chance of being my favorite ever.

    I guess I didn't really answer the question, but those are my reference points. Not bad reference points, either.
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