Gregory Favre

Started in daily newspaper business 57 years ago. Former editor and managing editor at a number of papers, former president of ASNE, retired VP/News for McClatchy.


The short shelf life of today’s heroes, in sports and in journalism

Michael Wilbon was on ESPN radio discussing Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o when he posed this rhetorical question: “What is the shelf life of a hero today?”

An excellent question: What is the shelf life of heroes in a world … Read more

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Gregory Favre: Just a footnote to his famous football cousin

I always wondered what it would be like to be a footnote. Now I know:

“Poynter has a longtime association with Brett Favre’s cousin, Gregory Favre, who was in no way involved with this story.”

There you have it. I … Read more

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Paulson: First Amendment Needs to Be Taught Better, Protected

Ken Paulson has had a full dance card for the past three decades.

He has been the editor of USA Today, the nation’s largest circulation newspaper, editor or managing editor of four other newspapers, and is now president and … Read more

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Milton Coleman: Diversity Isn’t a Social Experiment; It’s an Industry Imperative

“The times are changing, but the mission has not.”

That’s what Milton Coleman, senior editor of The Washington Post, has to say to young journalists of color in today’s rapidly-evolving news media world.

Coleman’s advice comes from his own … Read more

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Kaiser Takes Over as ASNE President: ‘Our Profession is in Crisis’

Marty Kaiser, editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, officially becomes the new president of the American Society of News Editors this week. But there won’t be the ceremonial passing of the gavel before a crowd of his colleagues at … Read more

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NAMME Director: Diversity Important to News Organizations’ Survival

Toni Laws vividly remembers the days when she was told to sit in the back of the bus and when she could only buy a ticket at the black-owned movie theater in her hometown of Wilmington, Del.

That was years … Read more

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In Death Do Us Part: Saying Goodbye to Your Newspaper

There is no easy way to say goodbye to the newspaper you love. How we grieve is so personal. Some cry, some bundle it inside, some seek isolation, others company.

And worst of all is when the death comes quickly. … Read more

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ASU’s Rodriguez Teaches How to Provide In-Depth Immigration, Latino Coverage

When Chris Callahan, dean of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, went looking for someone to be the Carnegie professor and to help launch a program that is part of the university’s Southwest Borderland’s Initiative, it … Read more

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NAHJ President: Membership Is up, but Number of Hispanics in Newsrooms Is Down

Ricardo Pimentel, editorial page editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has compiled a busy resume during his newspaper career: reporter, metro editor, Washington correspondent, managing editor, executive editor, syndicated columnist, author.

In that mix there is one constant: advocate for … Read more

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Demographic Changes Reflect Growing Need for Diversity Coverage

For the past decade, Bobbi Bowman has been at the center of the American Society of Newspaper Editors‘ efforts to make newsrooms more accurately reflect their communities.

Bowman, who is the society’s diversity and membership director, started her career … Read more

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