Tuesday, April 03, 2007

An editorial writer departs

Editorial writer Byron McCauley had tendered his resignation.
-----Original Message-----
From: Wells, David
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 12:38 PM
To: CIN-News Users; Callinan, Tom; Buchanan, Margaret ...
Subject: Byron McCauley

I am sorry to announce that Associate Editorial Page Editor Byron McCauley will be leaving the Enquirer on April 13 to take a position as executive speech writer at the Cintas Corp. Byron has been a tremendous asset to the Enquirer, the editorial board and to me personally in the four years he has been with us. His wisdom, thoughtfulness, humor and hard work will be missed very much. Please join me in wishing him all the best in his new career. One benefit he notes is that his new office is only 18 minutes and 46 seconds from his house, according to Map Quest.

Byron's departure creates an immediate opening on the editorial board in our editorial/community conversation operation. We are looking for a thoughtful, versatile and accomplished writer who understands the community conversation philosophy of reader engagement and participation. Anyone interested in discussing the position should contact me by e-mail. --David Wells

David Wells
Editorial Page Editor

This leaves the Enquirer without an African-American voice on the editorial board, at a time when the local NAACP is promising to be more active. Such voices are hard to come by in newspapers, and it won't be easy for a say-nothing editorial board to find a promising black writer willing to come aboard a sinking ship. And, there's no certainty the Enquirer, which is in continual cost-cutting mode, will fill the position.

2 Comments:

Blogger Andrew Warner said...

McCauley taught my first journalism class. I'm sad to see him leave journalism to write speeches.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Whig said...

Long-term, the prospects writing "The seats in our pants last 50% longer" are better than writing "only time will tell," apparently.

2:12 PM  

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