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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


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

  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.

  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:

  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.

  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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