Departing Newspaper Editor Tells It Like It Is

Jim Romenesko reports on Valley City (N.D.) Times-Record managing editor, Lee Morris: 

in your face, your face, in+your+face, nelson pointing finger

Before stepping down as Valley City (N.D.) Times-Record managing editor, Lee Morris wanted to tell readers about what the out-of-state owner — Illinois-based Horizon Publications — was doing to their newspaper: Horizon had banned criticism of the city, and ordered the Times-Record staff to cover Chamber of Commerce luncheons and ribbon-cutting ceremonies, said Morris. His challenge was to get the warning into the paper without his bosses noticing.

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http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/romenesko/143379/departing-editor-gets-attack-on-bosses-into-paper-by-disguising-it-as-a-gene-lyons-column/

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