The Denton Record Chronicle has suffered a rash of editorial departures recently. Some of it started, I’ve been told, when a longtime editorial writer was pushed out after not changing some opinions. Mayborn regular Lowell Brown, who just won a Philbin Award earlier this week for his work at the DRC, now works for the Waco Tribune-Herald.
Last Sunday, reporter Donna Fielder announced she is leaving too, after 33 years with the paper. (Fielder, one of the best writers in the paper’s history, will apparently focus on writing books.) You can read her farewell column here. When it ran in print, the column was accompanied by this editorial note:
“Donna Fielder has written about crimes and court trials, lifestyles and natural disasters, investigative reports and lowbrow comedy during her career at the Denton Record Chronicle.”
I’m assuming, since that note has been removed from the online version of the column (though the reader comments remain), that someone realized “lowbrow” was not the best word choice.