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Changes in Memphis

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    From The Pipeline:

    {Former executive sports editor} Gary Robinson will become the Online News Editor. ... will supervise a team of Web-first reporters from the newsroom and online to getting breaking news online before it hits print.

    Sports department reorganization. {Executive News Editor} John Stamm assumes supervisory responsibility for sports. Randy Bruce and Geoff Calkins will be named deputy sports content editors.
     
  2. LATimesman

    LATimesman Member

    Calkins won't be writing? Quite a loss in that regard.
     
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I've asked for some clarification on that point - can't believe they don't want him writing.

    Maybe he wants to give this a whirl. Or maybe it includes writing.
     
  4. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    It has to involve writing, right? RIGHT? Thats not fair if it doesn;t. To us, not to him, to us.
     
  5. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    The CA needs something to spice it up -- but moving Geoff out of a writing spot is NOT it. I sure hope he's still writing stories.
     
  6. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    calkins is fantastic. i hope he continues to write
     
  7. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    That's a huge loss if he's not writing. One of the best, in my opinion.
     
  8. geoffcalkins

    geoffcalkins New Member

    Thanks for the kind words. For good or ill, I'm still writing. John Stamm and Randy Bruce will be doing the heavy lifting. Like any self-respecting hack, I'll second-guess them as much as possible.
     
  9. RustyHampton

    RustyHampton Member

    geoff, that's good to hear.

    When do these changes happen?
     
  10. Thank goodness Geoff. I thought you were done writing. Your stuff is some of if not the very best out there. Don't ever stop writing! And thanks for clearing up the mis-information that made its way on here.

    Now I can at least continue to enjoy my Calkins columns. It's a good day. I wish I had 1/10th the talent you have, but then again, only someone who could leave his Ivy League law degree behind to be a sports columnist has to have a unique perspective on the world around him. I've always thought that put you ahead of the rest because it showed an introspective ability few of us are capable of grasping much less following.
     
  11. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    I'm a HUGE Geoff Calkins fan, but that's still laying it on pretty thick. He is quite talented and perceptive, and he's a terrific guy. So are a lot of people who didn't happen to go the lawyer route.
     
  12. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Your Huckleberry? Or Your Dingleberry?

    Just kiddin', bud. ;D
     
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