Saturday, July 12, 2014

Props To Isthmus' Owner Vince O'Hern, Retiring

He set a high journalism bar at Isthmus, the model Wisconsin weekly, for nearly 40 years. He even let me write a column and some features there in the early 1980's.

And it looks like the paper will remain in good hands - - a plus - - since Wisconsin's reportorial ranks don't need more thinning.

I am always happy to tell people that Vince and his editorial team had so much professional depth and confidence that they let me write a column series in 1982 over six weeks, as I remember it, on the Wisconsin Retirement system - - which won the paper its first Milwaukee Press Club award (and my first, too.).

How many papers would perform that way today?

Thanks, again, Vince, and best wishes.

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