Thursday, October 21, 2004

Kudos to a former copy editor

Congratulations to former copy editor Sherry Chisenhall, who has been named editor of the Wichita Eagle.

She started her journalism career on the copy desk at the Biloxi, Miss., paper in 1985. In less than a year, she had moved to the copy desk at the Charlotte Observer. She went on to be copy chief there before switching to reporting.

Let Sherry (who was my managing editor when I worked at the Eagle) be an example that copy editors can move up at newspapers. At only 41, she's proving that the desk can be the perfect place for an ambitious journalist to start her career.


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