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RIP Ellen Soeteber

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Bronco77, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Well-Known Member

    Not a sports person, but a strong newsroom leader in Fort Lauderdale, then St. Louis.

    One of the two papers she led ran a good local obit (link below). The other didn't have a story in the print edition the day after she died and had wire coverage buried online, even though she had been ME and later retired to the area. Apparently, the parent company's "artificial intelligence" is encountering a few brainfarts in its early stages.

    Ellen Soeteber, former editor of the Post-Dispatch, dies
  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

  3. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Active Member

    the woman lived in fort lauderdale and used to be the paper's m.e. and no staff obit? That's pretty bad. Even a brief one would have been reasonable. Of course, the writer ripping the paper for dropping the ball is writing at an eighth-grade level, but that's another story.
  4. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Did anybody else view that embedded tronc employee video. Man, do you think they could have stuffed a few more corporate buzzwords in there? [sarcasm]. And I can't help but wonder if either of those two people have spent much time in an actual newsroom.
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