Carolyn Wyman got a few facts very wrong in a story in her first job in journalism. She talked about those mistakes with her dad, James Wyman, who was then the editor at The Providence (Rhode Island) Journal.
“I was pretty upset about it, but he was more measured,” Carolyn Wyman told Poynter in an email, “acknowledging that I had better be a lot more careful while at the same time, making me feel like it was fixable, not making me feel like I should just hang it up.”
Her dad was good with people, always measured, “and when I find myself in a tough psychodynamic spot, I almost automatically think about how my dad would handle the situation and try to do likewise.”
James Wyman spent 44 years at the Journal and retired as executive editor. He died May 9 at his home in South Kingston, Rhode Island. He was 90. Read more