(Monday morning update: Multiple sources have since confirmed that Chris Morris is leaving the News and Tribune to take a job in public relations at the hospital. Schools and health care are the two great magnets attracting journalists in search of greater employment stability. We wish Morris well.)
Roughly four and a half years after leaving the News and Tribune to become editor at the Glasgow Daily Times, Daniel Suddeath disclosed in a column on Friday that he is leaving Glasgow and returning to … New Albany?
“On May 4, I’ll return to the News and Tribune in New Albany, Indiana.”
That’s interesting. Since the merger in 2011, the newspaper’s primary base of operations has been at the former Evening News offices in downtown Jeff. What remains of the New Albany basically is Chris Morris and perhaps one or two others.
At the same time as Suddeath was penning his goodbye, the News and Tribune’s publisher Bill Hanson was revealing a curtailment of daily issues owing to a bottoming-out of revenues.
It’s hard to imagine the financially challenged local newspaper taking on new payroll — so who’s leaving?
In any event, let’s welcome Daniel back to town.
SUDDEATH: Thank you, Glasgow, by Daniel Suddeath (Glasgow Daily Times)
Glasgow, where do I even begin?
I started as editor of the Glasgow Daily Times on Sept. 29, 2015, and I can’t describe how proud I’ve been to hold this post during the past five years. The experiences belong in a book, as sometimes they’re hard for even me to believe when I begin discussing them aloud with friends and family. We’ve been through so much, and I just know the best is yet to come for this community and hopefully, this newspaper.
But it’s time for me to move on, and next week will be my last with the Daily Times. On May 4, I’ll return to the News and Tribune in New Albany, Indiana. I’ll be privileged to work alongside some talented and dedicated professionals there, continuing to do what I love — report the news and keep the public informed.