Jan 07, 2009, 08:50AM

An old timer says goodbye

The author worked at The Village Voice for almost 60 years, covering jazz, politics, the law and anything else he cooked up.

Keep on writing:

Around the country, a lot of reporters are being excessed, and print newspapers may soon become collectors' items. But over the years, my advice to new and aspiring reporters is to remember what Tom Wicker, a first-class professional spelunker, then at The New York Times, said in a tribute to Izzy Stone: "He never lost his sense of rage."

Neither have I. See you somewhere else. Finally, I'm grateful for the comments on the phone and the Web. It's like hearing my obituaries while I'm still here.


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