Sunday, June 17, 2012

Big Al | When reader comments are really tricky

Some stories by and about Gannett executives pose especially thorny challenges when it comes to moderating reader comments. Invite readers to post their thoughts, and you've just created an opportunity to piss off the top brass.

One obvious solution came in 2008 at The Arizona Republic, when Sue Clark-Johnson retired as president of the newspaper division.

So, here we are today, and the Father's Day gift USA Today's editors almost certainly hope to get: an Al Neuharth column that doesn't mention the holiday.

Oh, well: better luck next year.