Posts tagged: Doug Floyd
After 42 years in the service of the Cowles Publishing Company, long-time Editorial Page Editor Doug Floyd is memorialized by a Milt Priggee cartoon at his retirement celebration last Thursday. Milt Priggee, of course, was the long-time political cartoonist for The Spokesman-Review. You can see more of Milt Priggee's cartoons here.
On Thursday afternoon, after 42 years of newspapering for the Chronicle and The Spokesman- Review, I’m off to sample the pastures of retirement. Never one to recognize a good chance to shut up, I’m tempted here to retrace every miraculous technological twist along the road from hot-metal type to Twitter. I heard something like that once from my father, except it was about horse-drawn buggies and jet airliners. Every generation marvels at its own journey, I guess. ’Nuff said. The change that I find most striking, and scary, is not the technological advancement of the past four decades but the way it’s being used to poison the public conversation that sustains democracy/Doug Floyd, SR. More here.
Question: Are you a regular reader of newspaper editorial pages?
As I told Jeanie earlier this afternoon, on June 30, the end of next month, we will both have a reason to make special note of the day, for that will be Editorial Page Editor Doug Floyd's last day at the Spokesman-Review before his retirement. According to nearly everyone I have spoke with, Doug has been working for the SR for over 40 years which, by itself, is quite an accomplishment, given all the changes to the newspaper he has seen take place during that time/David Laird, Community Comment. More here.
DFO: I'll be 62 in November and midway through my 42nd year in the newspaper business. I started in the last year of the hot-metal press at the Chico (Calif.) Enterprise-Record and now blog at the speed of light and read my books on Kindle. I relish what I do on this blog. But I know that retirement isn't too far away. Mebbe 3-5 years. So here's my question:
Question: When do you know that it's time to retire?
On Facebook, SR buddy Doug Floyd, the SR’s Opinion Page editor, writes: “I was feeling old enough before a young (21) woman sat down beside me on the bus and asked about the book I was reading, a biography of Winston Churchill. “Who’s Winston Churchill?” she asked.
Question: Have you had a similar experience to Doug’s?