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southriverco said...

I would like to repost my comment from yesterday.

Tom Griscom is a hometown boy done good, and his stewardship of the Times Free Press will be sorely missed. He is a forward thinker who has modeled his newsroom to adapt to the constant changes in news delivery and media culture. With so many papers in bankruptcy, if they survive at all, the TFP is making it.

Two things stand out to me during Tom’s tenure at the paper. The TFP sets the standard for statewide political reporting, but much more important is the fortitude he demonstrated under fire. When a TFP reporter embedded with the 278th ACR in Iraq reported on the lack of armor on Humvees, it set off a series of events that made the Pentagon scramble for cover. Many people may have buckled under the heat but the story was right on target, forced the DoD to ramp up vehicle retrofits, and saved American lives.

May you have the best of luck in your future endeavors, and thank you for all you have done for Chattanooga, Tennessee, and our entire nation.

May 27, 2010 at 11:12 a.m.
southriverco said...

Tom Griscom is a hometown boy done good, and his stewardship of the Times Free Press will be sorely missed. He is a forward thinker who has modeled his newsroom to adapt to the constant changes in news delivery and media culture. With so many papers in bankruptcy, if they survive at all, the TFP is making it.

Two things stand out to me during Tom’s tenure at the paper. The TFP sets the standard for statewide political reporting, but much more important is the fortitude he demonstrated under fire. When a TFP reporter embedded with the 278th ACR in Iraq reported on the lack of armor on Humvees, it set off a series of events that made the Pentagon scramble for cover. Many people may have buckled under the heat but the story was right on target, forced the DoD to ramp up vehicle retrofits, and saved American lives.

May you have the best of luck in your future endeavors, and thank you for all you have done for Chattanooga, Tennessee, and our entire nation.

May 26, 2010 at 4:27 p.m.
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