Changing Chamber chief

JGFitzgerald -- August 20th, 2009

The DNR reports today that the Chamber of Commerce head in Harrisonburg is stepping down. The story uses several common journalistic techniques to imply there’s more to the story than the DNR can find out, or that they have the story but can’t use it. Wonder which?

7 Responses to “Changing Chamber chief”

  1. Jamie Smith says:

    JGF, didn’t your old buddy Dick Morin help to bring that fellow to town? I always wondered why a guy that age would want to relocate.

  2. JGFitzgerald says:

    Chamber chooses, for interim director, the DNR general manager who left the paper after he was caught, as the American Journalism Review so kindly phrased it, putting a price tag on news.

  3. Jamie Smith says:

    He was at the DNR for years after the incident you refer to. Mink left long before he did.

  4. JGFitzgerald says:

    Closer to six months. A decent interval. Mink left in May of that year; Dick “retired” soon after.

  5. Jamie Smith says:

    My bad! You’re right. I had my decades mixed up.
    Mink went on to an outstanding collegiate basketball career!

  6. JGFitzgerald says:

    One wag noted that Mink lasted ten years in Harrisonburg and ten weeks at his next job. A shame the various people writing about his roundball antics didn’t capture the man’s truly colorful nature.

  7. Jamie Smith says:

    That is a funny story you wrote about Mink. I remember the crazy hair colors. I first knew of Ken in the ’60’s when he was with the Bristol Herald Courier. It’s truly a small world.

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