Sexual orientation shouldn’t be used in the media as a label for any individual, writes a reader in a recent Letter to the Editor in The Hattiesburg American.
We’re way behind on these items, but … Longtime Daily Leader staff writer Therese Apel departed the Brookhaven newspaper this summer to become a reporter for The Clarion-Ledger… Former Daily Corinthian editor Mark Boehler returned to the job recently. Boehler left the paper a couple of years ago and has most recently been working for its sister paper, The Banner-Independent, in Booneville. He succeeds Logan Mosby who returned home to Rolling Fork as managing editor of The Deer Creek Pilot.
A letter to the editor in Nov. 19 editions of The Clarion-Ledger suggests an ideological shift to the right might help stem losses in circulation and employment at the state’s largest paper.
To witness Keith Olbermann – the most opinionated among MSNBC’s left-leaning, Fox-baiting, money-generating hosts – suspended even briefly last week for making financial contributions to Democratic political candidates seemed like a whimsical, arcane holdover from a long-gone era of television journalism, when the networks considered the collection and dissemination of substantive and unbiased news to be a public trust.
The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi will induct several longtime Mississippi newspapermen into its Hall of Fame during a luncheon Nov. 13 at the Thad Cochran Center on Campus.
Inductees include Natchez Democrat Publisher Kevin Cooper; the late Pic Firm, a longtime educator and editor in Biloxi and Greenville; the late Frank Buckley, a newspaper publisher and former head of journalism at USM; and Sun Herald photojournalist Jamie Bates, among others.
Tickets for the luncheon are $35. The event is part of a symposium on “Journalism at a Crossroads.“
West Point’s Daily Times Leader on Sunday devoted a front page story to the travails of Mayor Scott Ross, who was reported by a Columbus weekly newspaper to be in sex addiction rehab in the same Hattiesburg facility that played host earlier this year to Tiger Woods.
A spokesman for the mayor, who is on leave from his duties, vehemently denied the claim and threatened legal action against The Columbus Packet.
Writes Greg Stephenson, a sports reporter for The Mississippi Press:
“I was given a stark reminder earlier this week that this job isn’t always fun and games.
“I had to chase down information about Friday night’s on-field fight between the Gautier and St. Martin football teams, which was difficult because this newspaper had no reporter at the game. I spent a large part of Monday trying to find out exactly what happened. Mostly, I ran into a bunch of rumors and probable exaggeration, and frankly I’m really no closer to knowing what took place even now…”