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Bill Kipouras, RIP

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Smallpotatoes, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    He spent 50 years in the business. He covered some pros, but did some great work on local high school stuff. I've only talked to him a few times, but he seemed like a good guy to me.
    He was one of the more respected and well-liked writers north of Boston.
    I didn't know him well, so this is all I can really say about it. I hope there's somebody else here who knew him better and I could make a better post about him than I did.
  2. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Aw, shit.

    Bill was the first person to chew me out in this business. It was well-deserved, but at the time I didn't take it too well.

    RIP to a good newspaperman.
  3. Kamaki

    Kamaki Member

    When I was starting out in the early 90s, I sent a resume and cover letter to dozens of papers in Mass. and R.I., hoping to at least get some stringing work. I followed up with calls and got nothing.

    When I got Kipper on the line, he said sorry, they also had no openings, even for stringers. I said OK, but then asked as usual if he minded if I called back in a month or so to check again.

    He paused, must have looked again at my name on the resume, and asked, "Are you Greek?"

    I said yes. He said, "Can you be here Tuesday?"

    So I started stringing and got my first daily newspaper bylines.

    RIP Kipper. And thank you.
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