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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Post of the day -- HBP

Posted By on Tue, May 30, 2006 at 8:16 PM

Because our archives are cranky and because some of you don't go back that far, we elevate a comment from Roy Reed of Hogeye, reporter and UA journalism prof: on the death of Hugh B. Patterson Jr., former Arkansas Gazette publisher: He wrote the NY Times obituary, which appeared Wednesday.

I could make a case that the eight best years of my life were spent working for J. N. Heiskell, Harry Ashmore, Bill Shelton, and Hugh Patterson. Hugh paid my salary and that would have been enough, but he did more. He sat in his office downstairs and endured the certain knowledge that up above him, on the third floor, were a couple of dozen of the crankiest editors and the most arrogant reporters ever assembled in an American newsroom. He put up with us because now and then one of us would find a story that made him proud, or some Allbright or Owens or Whitworth or Portis or some kid who was there today and gone tomorrow would strike off a sentence that would make him smile. That's all he required. In my opinion, that's a definition of a good publisher.

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