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Seattle Times columnist - filled

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

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    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. estreetband75

    estreetband75 Member

    Say what you want about Brewer -- and it'll certainly be said on this board -- but he gets to work and, if he's smart, learn from one of the best in Steve Kelley.
  3. udubwazzu

    udubwazzu New Member

    You can't be serious. Since when is Steve Kelley "one of the best?" What sort of criteria are you using? His columns are as bland as stale oatmeal. I hope Brewer can inject a little more punch into the Times' columns than Kelley has provided in his long (too long?) stint there.
  4. boots

    boots New Member

    Brewer's move is a loss for the C-J. Another blow that Louisville and Gannett didn't need. However, he will do well in Seattle.
  5. Moland Spring

    Moland Spring Member

    "say what you want?"

    does brewer get ripped on this board? Not sure why... that guy can write like crazy.
  6. What does get said about JB on SJ?
    I'll say that he's a great guy and a pretty darn good columnist. He'll do well in Seattle and this is a great move for him. God knows where the C-J will go to find his replacement. It's not too likely they'll promote somebody like Brian Bennett (although he'd be a solid choice).
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Brewer is one of those young fucking studs mizzou keeps talking about.

    Good luck, Jerry.
  8. Orange Hat Bobcat

    Orange Hat Bobcat Active Member

    Just for the record, how long did this columnist search last? More than one year? (Really, I just can't remember.)
  9. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I believe predecessor Blaine Newnham has been retired for at least a year and Les Carpenter, who also wrote some columns, has been adios for quite some time as well.
  10. carrie

    carrie Active Member

    Way to go, Brew.
  11. Lynn_Hoppes

    Lynn_Hoppes Member

    Brewer was a star before, during and after I met him.

  12. fever_dog

    fever_dog Active Member

    yes, this is true.
    brewer was discovered writing stories about the eagles when he worked for the philly inquirer.
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