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Mike Fields' farewell column in Lexington Herald Leader

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by KYSportsWriter, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

  2. LesJ9488

    LesJ9488 Member

    One of three folks in the Lexington Herald-Leader sports department that took buyout offers from McClatchy. A few losses in the newsroom as well.

    Mike was a great guy and will be missed tremendously.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The Herald-Leader sports department was pretty thin as it was. Losing those guys is gonna hurt. I don't know how (if?) they are going to cover high schools.
  4. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    They need to cover it, that's for sure. The official source for Big Blue basketball is the guy in Cal's back pocket. Not that covering college sports wasn't always a kind of celebrity deal at many schools, but it's especially so in that particular context.
  5. LesJ9488

    LesJ9488 Member

    According to a tweet from another LHL sports reporter, they're promoting a editor/reporter named Joshua Aaron Moore to cover high school athletics.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Shows how editors are valued these days when you get promoted from an editor to a reporter.
  7. LesJ9488

    LesJ9488 Member

    He's been employed at the LHL since 2009 as a part-time writer, copy editor and news assistant, according to this article today.
  8. TarHeelMan

    TarHeelMan Member

    Fields is a good guy, no ego and a fine reporter.
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