The ranks of the unemployed

Dateline: Tue 12 Mar 2013

Former Indianapolis Star executive editor Dennis Ryerson, who was bounced last April from his position as all around cheerleader for the community (that he, incidentally, did not like), is taking his act to Denver.

Sources report he has left the city of Indianapolis and is hoping to land a job with the American Civil Liberties Union (!) in Colorado. That shows us where his priorities are, but everybody knows by now there's no such thing as objectivity or even lack of bias in Gannett's top leadership ranks.

Ryerson was never much of a journalist, so it's not like his effort to job-switch is a great loss to the world of ideas.

But friends say he could moderate the heck out of a panel.

I'm sure he'll be going to a lot of afternoon art movies. It's what recovering Norwegians do, or at least, what he did in flyover city.







Whitebeard [unverified] said:

Ruth. I'm curious. How do you know he didn't like the cheerleader role? From outward appearances, it seemed that he relished it and I don't see the same in the current editor.
I don't have any inside information; just what I have observed from a distance.

2013-03-12 14:30:06

hendy [Member] said:

WB, I think a lot of it was that he had to be cheerleader, not having been a part of the community before he assumed the position-- so it was mostly PR on his part.

But an angry, self-righteous white boy moderating panels in civility is a paradox picture, for sure. He must have been pretty unhappy.

2013-03-13 07:53:53

indykjsharp [unverified] said:

Ruth, please come visit us at the ACLU of Indiana and get to know more about what we do. 1031 E Washington St.

2013-03-14 21:55:06

Gail [unverified] said:

Anyone else find it ironic that the man who helped create the list of experienced newspaper veterans to chop plans to work for the American CIVIL LIBERTIES Union? Just how does he purport he's going to help the trodded upon?

2013-03-18 07:43:37

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