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San Jose editor moving to Alabama

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SixToe, May 20, 2008.

  1. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    From Romenesko:

    Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 12:35 PM
    To: & EDIT ALL
    Subject: FW: kevin wendt announcement

    Folks:

    We're saddened to announce that Kevin Wendt is leaving the Mercury News to become editor of the Huntsville Times, in Huntsville, Ala.

    http://poynter.org/forum/view_post.asp?id=13346
     
  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Kevin Wendt went.
     
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Damn. Can't this person move to Atlanta or Florida with the rest of the Yankees? :-\
     
  4. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    What are the odds 10 years ago that a Merc editor would take an editing job at a 50k paper in Alabama?
     
  5. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Huntsville is more like a 90K, I believe.

    rb
     
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    That's a fact, Jack! [/stripes]

    Should we congratulate Mr. Wendt on his prison break?
     
  7. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    It might have a good Web presence, but print circulation is pretty small:

    TIMES, HUNTSVILLE (MADISON CO.) SUN DLY 71,786
    TIMES, HUNTSVILLE (MADISON CO.) SAT M DLY 50,981
    TIMES, HUNTSVILLE (MADISON CO.) AVG M (M-F) DLY 53,194
     
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    He's not the editor in San Jose. He's an AME. And he's taking the No. 1 job in Huntsville. Doesn't seem THAT much out of the realm of things, especially how things are going in Northern California.

    Here's the Merc job opening.

    http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=927046
     
  9. sportsed

    sportsed Member

    The Huntsville Times is a good paper, and Wendt will make it better. But he's only 30 years old, so this is likely just the next in a series of bigger and better jobs to come for him.
     
  10. MMatt60

    MMatt60 Member

    He must have been a hell of a reporter and editor to move up that quickly. Was he a sports editor, too??
     
  11. Shark_Juumper

    Shark_Juumper Member

    He was a designer and I believe the sports editor reported to him when he was AME. The Merc used to be one of the best places for designers to work. If you were a designer and wanted to get into editing/supervising that was a great place to be.
     
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

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