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Lisa Olson quits New York Daily News

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by thirsty, Jan 29, 2008.

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  1. thirsty

    thirsty Member

    Just heard this from the AWSM pipeline. Sherri Ross, the hockey columnist, quit the paper a few months ago. It's not the best of times for women at the News.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Wow. Any clue where she's heading?
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That's too bad. She is consistenly excellent.

    I hope there's a dot-com spot in her future.
  4. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Lisa is really good people.

    She'll land on her feet. She's resilient, and she's bounced back before.
  5. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Was there any reason offered for why she decided to quit?
  6. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    According to an impeccable source, the NYDN's SE has long been a problem for his female staffers. Ross left a columnist gig to be the Devils' radio color commentator. Lisa, as Wick said, is very good people and she won't be out of work for long.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Yeah but on the bright side if you're a height-challenged columnist who likes to mail it in from the couch and sit in the front row at the park--even if it means kicking out the beat writer who, you know, actually shows up 150 times a year--the NYDN is the perfect spot for you.
  8. In Exile

    In Exile Member

    As budgets get tighter (and perhaps people leave the business) it seems to me that there is a detectable loss of women writers on the sports page industry-wide.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I too had heard rumor of this happening after Sherry Ross left. Apparently it is difficult to work for Leon Carter if you are a female.

    I've never been a big fan of the NYDN section but it just got noticably worse... as it also did when TJ Quinn took the ESPN bucks.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  11. Jones

    Jones Active Member

    Lisa's awesome. I like her a whole lot -- she's a terrific writer and person, and I hope she finds a happy spot somewhere.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Let us not forget the squeaky voice...
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