[Sculpture as installed on 11th floor of Gannett Tower]
From a new post on Jim Romenesko's blog:
"USA Today sports department staffers Karen Allen; Denise Tom, and Cheryl Phillips were fired 10 years ago this week," he says, "after scrawling 'Kilroy was here' with their fingers on a Lita Albuquerque sculpture near the offices of then-CEO Douglas McCorkindale."
Within the journalism industry, Romenesko logged lots of protests. Among them, Daryl Lease, then with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, sent Romenesko his "Top 10 back-up protests" in case a planned Christmas party boycott didn't sufficiently underscore staff disgust with the firings. The No. 1 back-up protest? Read Romenesko.
Earlier: Blue ball of death reportedly meets own demise.
Related: a short video of the blue ball.
[Photo: "Blue Ball of Death," by Flickr user ladygypsy]