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By Noel Nash

Recent events brings back memories of my first time


August 8, 2019

You never forget your first, right?

I sure haven’t. It was 1999.

We had moved to Florence, Alabama, about eight months earlier. I was the new managing editor of The Times Daily, a 35,000-circulation daily newspaper owned by The New York Times.

After a career mostly covering sports news, I was now responsible for the whole ball of wax – the day-to-day operation of the entire newsroom.

As part of my duties, I was a member of the editorial board, a group consisting of the publisher, the executive editor, our city editor and myself. We would debate the most relevant issues each week, and ul...

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