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Who are the GREAT sports editors?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by daemon, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. daemon

    daemon Well-Known Member

    I'd be interested to hear your nominations. . .

    Someone remarked to me the other day that there seem to be so few.

    So who are they? Who would you go to war with in this business? Who takes an average reporter and makes him a good reporter, a good reporter and makes him great?

    Who inspires?

    If you had to work for just one SE the rest of your career, who would it be?

    Who are the Van Mackenzies of today?
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Mike Fannin
    Lynn Hoppes
    Jerry Micco
    Emilio Garcia-Ruiz
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Tim Burke would definitely be on this list, but I think he's an ME now...
  4. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Kevin Whaley
    Dan Dinsmore (who got bumped upstairs, so technically, he's no longer an SE)
    Chris Simmons
    the aforementioned Jerry Micco
  5. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Stanley Woodward was the Van Mackenzie of yesterday.
  6. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Qui sont les rédacteurs de sports d'hier ?
  7. LATimesman

    LATimesman Member

    Jerry Micco is a nice guy and very professional.

    Signs of greatness are .............. ?
  8. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

  10. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I'm sure there are some at smaller papers who are just as good, just not as well-known.
  11. LATimesman

    LATimesman Member

    Emilio Garcia-Ruiz: Hard to beat a guy who helped to win a Pulitzer. And is high-energy and a good person.

    Vince Doria: You might call him sports editor of ESPN.

    To be a great one, you need all the tools: leadership, personality, ability to develop talent, integrity and hands-on editing skill.
  12. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    i was the world's greatest sports editor. just ask my staff of me, myself and i!
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