Thursday, July 28, 2005

Bad day:
It was a bad day at the Miami Herald yesterday, when a discredited former city commissioner, Arthur Teele, walked into the newspaper's lobby, put a gun in his mouth, and shot himself. He died a couple hours later. Then columnist Jim DeFede was fired for taping a conversation with Teele a few hours earlier. A scathing story about Teele was just coming out in Miami's New Times newspaper, so it's odd Teele would have chosen The Herald as his last stand.
Of course, you've seen this on Romenesko. Herald stories here, New Times story here.
The story made the online edition late yesterday afternoon. Talk about a newsroom in shock.....


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