USA Today's newest publisher, Larry Kramer, may prove to be the paper's best chief executive.
But a recent reader comment reminded me that every publisher has supporters in the beginning -- but not necessarily at the end.
Here's what I'm talking about: On Friday, Anonymous@8:52 accused another reader of dragging down the paper. "You are so stuck in the past and your own personal disappointments that you refuse to see or recognize anything positive," they wrote.
Kramer's predecessor, Dave Hunke is gone, 8:52 noted, and Kramer and his new editor, David Callaway, "are a great team and are ready to move USAT forward."
Of course, we heard similar accolades about Hunke, too, when he was promoted to publisher from chief executive of Gannett's Detroit newspaper operations in April 2009. Back then, it was a Detroit co-worker who wrote: "I am fortunate enough to work for Dave Hunke here in Detroit. I will miss his vision, his positivity, and his willingness to see the greatness of Detroit. We all learned from him."