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New Seattle Times Columnist

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, I cross-posted. Put this on the jobs board, too.
    From the Moddy pipeline:

    I am sorry to inform you that Jerry Brewer is leaving The Courier-Journal to join The Seattle Times as a sports columnist.

    Jerry says that he had mixed feelings about leaving his home state, but that the opportunities in one of his favorite cities — a major league city — were too good to turn down.

    Jerry’s final column will appear Aug. 2.
  2. alanpagerules

    alanpagerules Member

    Jerry - let me the first on here to wish you good luck and say congrats.
  3. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    This only took, what, one year?

    But is he an f'in stud, Mizzou?
  4. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    One of the good young humble people in the business and a great friend. I'm happy for him.
  5. fever_dog

    fever_dog Active Member

    jerry brewer is awesome. a great person, a great writer and a great journalist to work with. this business could use hundreds more like him.
  6. Moondoggy

    Moondoggy Member

    That's a great deal for Jerry, but let me be the first to say it: What happens to his gig in Louisville?
  7. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    Didn't know Jerry Brewer from a hole in the wall, so I googled him.

    HOLEEEE SMOKES. He's a, ahem, a minority.

    What will that guy at the Detroit Free Press say about that? Shouldn't a guy with his experience level been a columnist by now?
  8. great writer and an even better guy

    congrats, brew
  9. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Maybe they'll give it to their Kentucky beat guy ... wait ...
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Haha. You gotta admit he's a damn good writer.
  11. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    I read a few of his pieces, probably too small a sample to accurately get a picture. Also unfamiliar with the market, and what flies and doesn't fly there and what people cotton to and what captures the pulse of what the readers are into there.

    Seems well-written, gramatically correct, and with an intrinsic kindness to it that is refreshing. Not dramatic, or extremely clever, or flashy (not that this is a bad thing), or with anything outstanding from an originality point of view. Solid, I guess, was the overall impression I got. This is not a criticism. There's far too little of that.

    Good luck and congratulations to him. Like to hear people say good things about one of our own.
  12. soccer dad

    soccer dad Guest

    met jerry brewer during a raptors playoff game years ago. seemed like a good guy. great broadcast voice, too. could be a crossover star.

    good luck.
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