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Marty Kaiser jumps ship at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by old_tony, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member


    Says he's looking for new opportunities but probably doesn't have to work another day in his life.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Is it jumping ship to retire at age 64 after 20 years with the company?
  3. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Well, the company is being taken over by a new entity in a couple of months, and he says he's not retiring but looking for the next opportunity.

    I see him in a cushy professorship at Marquette University in the near future.

    The interesting part to me is that George Stanley has been privately telling anyone who can to get out, and now he's taking over as editor.
  4. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    I remember Kaiser getting all erect over the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at Miller Park one day and get a freebie from the Brewers of a jersey with his name on the back.

  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I assume he appreciates the Dickensian aspect.
  6. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    He and Garry Howard must have gotten along pretty well.
  7. baddecision

    baddecision Active Member

    Going from Marty Kaiser to George Stanley is like going from Vince Lombardi to Phil Bengston.

    I mean, is George going to dress up like Santa Claus 13 days from now and pass out tiny three-cent bags of stale popcorn to the newsroom survivors, who will call it their "Christmas bonus?" I think not. Marty made that outfit work.

    Doesn't matter much in the long run, though. George will be the final editor of the seven-day Journal Sentinel.
  8. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Hell, when times were great in the business, the "Christmas Bonus" at the JS was a small chocolate Santa handed out with your paycheck.
  9. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    But you must admit, they were delicious.
  10. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    Christmas bonus? What's that?
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    One of the best reasons to get out of the newspaper business now. Just got mine this week.
  12. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Best Christmas bonus I ever got was first job: coupon for free frozen turkey from local grocery store. Of course I was single, living far from family and friends and, anyway, no way was I cooking a turkey. Donated to local shelter, done, gee-thanks bosses.
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