That's the question that popped into my mind when I saw this article in the Seattle Times.
After 30 years -- and four Pulitzer Prizes -- David Boardman, executive editor and senior vice president of The Seattle Times, is moving on.
Boardman announced Wednesday he was taking a new job as dean of the School of Media and Communication at Temple University in Philadelphia.
But I may be projecting. I know that I wouldn't want to work for Ryan Blethen, currently associate publisher and executive producer, and headed, presumably, for the publisher's office eventually, and so I suspect that Boardman may not want to, either.
Cross posted at Jim Miller on Politics.
(For those unfamiliar with the Seattle Times: It has been owned and run, approximately forever, by the Blethen family.
The Seattle Times has not asked for my advice, and wouldn't pay any attention to it, if they did, but I'll give them some anyway, in the public interest. Take a look at what geneticists learned, more than a century ago, about regression to the mean. And if you know anyone at the New York Times, you might pass the same advice on to them.)Posted by Jim Miller at July 14, 2013 01:04 PM | Email This