David Squires, a veteran of several news organizations, including the New York Times and the Black Voices website, which he edited,David Squires is joining the Sporting News as an assistant managing editor who will work on the publication’s digital efforts, Editor in Chief Garry D. Howard told Journal-isms on Tuesday.
“We’re trying to take it to the digital world,” Howard said of the Sporting News. But the digital space also needs experienced journalists, “and David has experience like no other.”
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“Lee begins the new post at the end of August, becoming one of three black journalists currently leading the sports departments at major daily newspapers,” according to an NABJ release. The others are Lisa Bell Wilson of the Buffalo News and Larry Graham of U-T San Diego.
” . . . In his new role, Lee will lead coverage of four professional teams in South Florida, including the reigning NBA champions the Miami Heat. He will also lead coverage of the state’s college programs, more than 300 high schools and the paper’s digital efforts in sports.
Leading a journalist of color association has not always been a career-booster, in part because of the time required to fulfill duties at the association. In some cases, the job was not even protection from a layoff. However, Lee enjoyed the support of the Globe.
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