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By James Bock and James Bock,SUN STAFF | April 16, 1997
Jacqueline Thomas, the 44-year-old Washington bureau chief of the Detroit News, was named yesterday as editor of The Sun's editorial page.Thomas, who starts work May 19, will succeed Joseph R. L. Sterne, 68, who has been editorial page editor -- the person responsible for expressing the newspaper's opinion on issues -- since 1972.Sterne, who has served longer in the job than anyone in The Sun's history, said he would retire in June after a transition period.Publisher Mary E. Junck introduced Thomas to the newspaper's top managers yesterday morning as having an "almost ideal background" for the job.Thomas, who has headed the Detroit newspaper's Washington bureau since 1994, said: "I am thrilled to be here and look forward to getting to know all of you, and I can't wait to start."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | March 26, 2009
Gwinn F. Owens, a retired editor and editorial writer who made The Evening Sun's op-ed page a popular feature with readers and contributors, died of complications from dementia Sunday at College Manor nursing home in Lutherville. The longtime Ruxton resident was 87. Mr. Owens was born in Seven Oaks, England, the son of James Hamilton Owens, a veteran newspaperman, and Olga Owens, a homemaker and musician. They moved to Lutherville and later Riderwood, where he grew up, when his father was named editor of The Evening Sun in 1922.
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NEWS
December 31, 1996
PHILIP M. WAGNER, the editor of this page from 1943 to 1963, was witness to the transformation of The Sun from "the good club" it was in the days of H.L. Mencken to a newspaper that today is more focused on its readers than its writers.For most of the Thirties, Forties and Fifties, "brain alley" at The Sun was the scene of fierce intellectual debate (and not a few personal feuds) among such luminaries as John Owens, Hamilton Owens, Gerald Johnson, C.P. Ives, Thomas O'Neill, A.D. Emmart, Price Day and other legendary opinion-makers of their day.Mr.
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By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,Sun reporter | September 4, 2007
Anthony Day, an editorial page editor for the Los Angeles Times and son of Pulitzer Prize-winning Sun journalist Price Day, died of complications from emphysema Sunday in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 74. Born in Miami and raised in Baltimore County, Mr. Day was the eldest of four sons, all of whom followed in their father's footsteps to pursue careers in journalism. Mr. Day's route through newspapers took him from Philadelphia to Washington, where he covered politics during the turbulent administration of President Richard M. Nixon.
BUSINESS
By Robert Little and Robert Little,SUN STAFF | December 19, 2001
Jacqueline Thomas, editorial page editor of The Sun and the person responsible for shaping the newspaper's opinion pages and editorial voice the past 4 1/2 years, announced yesterday that she will resign. Thomas' last day will be Dec. 28. Publisher Michael E. Waller said a replacement will be named next month. As the top editor for The Sun's editorial and commentary pages, Thomas was the driving force behind the newspaper's editorials criticizing Baltimore's criminal justice system and the city's high murder rate.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | March 26, 2009
Gwinn F. Owens, a retired editor and editorial writer who made The Evening Sun's op-ed page a popular feature with readers and contributors, died of complications from dementia Sunday at College Manor nursing home in Lutherville. The longtime Ruxton resident was 87. Mr. Owens was born in Seven Oaks, England, the son of James Hamilton Owens, a veteran newspaperman, and Olga Owens, a homemaker and musician. They moved to Lutherville and later Riderwood, where he grew up, when his father was named editor of The Evening Sun in 1922.
NEWS
May 3, 1993
Tricia SlaterSchool: Glenelg High SchoolHometown: Ellicott CityAge: 18Her accomplishments: Tricia has been involved with class government for several years. She's senior class president and has served as junior class president, as well as freshman and sophomore class vice-president.She also serves as a peer mediator and features page editor for the school newspaper. Last year, she was activities page editor for the school yearbook.She plays varsity lacrosse and field hockey and runs indoor track.
NEWS
December 31, 1991
RAY JENKINS retires today after 10 years as editorial page editor of The Evening Sun.On Jan. 1, 1992, Joseph R.L. Sterne will assume the editorship of the editorial pages of The Evening Sun in addition to his present duties as editor of the editorial pages of The Sun.Under this reorganization, Sara Engram, who has been deputy editor for the past 10 years, will become editorial director in charge of The Evening Sun editorial page. Barry Rascovar, who has been deputy editor of The Sun, will assume the role of editorial director of The Sun's editorial page.
NEWS
August 18, 2002
GERALD E. GRIFFIN was witness -- an articulate, astute witness -- to 40 years of history as a reporter, Washington bureau chief, London correspondent and editorial page editor of this newspaper. He saw the great men in action (plus the not-so-great) and chronicled their deeds with a calm, searching appraisal that was in keeping with his personality. Integrity was a word that came instantly to mind among his colleagues. You could rely on what he wrote, not so much because he strove for objectivity, an impossible goal if taken literally, but because he sought always to be fair and was constantly so. Jerry Griffin joined The Sun in the early 1930s, the heyday of such celebrity staffers as the iconoclastic Henry Mencken, liberal Gerald Johnson, conservative Frank Kent and Edmund Duffy, whose slashing cartoons were to win three Pulitzer Prizes.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Sheridan Lyons and Sun researcher Paul McCardell contributed to this article | April 7, 1997
Bradford McElderry Jacobs, retired Evening Sun editorial page editor whose front-page endorsement helped catapult Harry R. Hughes from obscurity to the governorship in 1978, died Saturday afternoon of complications from lung surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.The Stevenson resident was 76.In his distinguished 44-year career as a journalist, editor and author, there was perhaps no more thrilling moment or greater achievement than securing for Mr. Hughes the Democratic nomination for governor.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | December 10, 2004
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. agreed yesterday to meet with top executives of The Sun to talk about his directive ordering state employees not to talk to two Sun journalists. The Ehrlich administration sent out an e-mail three weeks ago forbidding state employees from talking to Sun State House Bureau Chief David Nitkin and columnist Michael Olesker, whose coverage, Ehrlich asserted, had included falsehoods. Last week, The Sun filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to lift the ban. The meeting is set for 4 p.m. Dec. 17 in Annapolis.
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By Dianne Donovan | December 28, 2003
"All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced upon them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else." Remarkably, those aren't the words of a politician. They're the words of a journalist - Baltimore's patron saint of journalism or its most annoying historical sorehead, depending on your viewpoint: H. L. Mencken, former editorial page editor of The Evening Sun and editor of The Sunday Sun and The Evening Sun. Mr. Mencken wrote those words back in 1919.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Pakenham | December 8, 2002
I first met Robert Maxwell in 1990 in London, where I was working as executive editor of the Sunday Correspondent, a smart startup national weekly paper that was gunned down in the crossfire of an advertising recession and ferocious competition. There was talk of his investing in it, but his well-established notoriety as a sleazy financial operator and an arrogant tyrant blocked that. I next met him in New York, when at the end of a brutal, violent strike, the Daily News -- of which I was editorial page editor -- collapsed financially and was sold, for essentially nothing, to Maxwell.
NEWS
August 18, 2002
GERALD E. GRIFFIN was witness -- an articulate, astute witness -- to 40 years of history as a reporter, Washington bureau chief, London correspondent and editorial page editor of this newspaper. He saw the great men in action (plus the not-so-great) and chronicled their deeds with a calm, searching appraisal that was in keeping with his personality. Integrity was a word that came instantly to mind among his colleagues. You could rely on what he wrote, not so much because he strove for objectivity, an impossible goal if taken literally, but because he sought always to be fair and was constantly so. Jerry Griffin joined The Sun in the early 1930s, the heyday of such celebrity staffers as the iconoclastic Henry Mencken, liberal Gerald Johnson, conservative Frank Kent and Edmund Duffy, whose slashing cartoons were to win three Pulitzer Prizes.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 15, 2002
Gerald E. Griffin, whose distinguished 40-year career with The Sun included stints as chief of the newspaper's Washington bureau and editorial page editor, died of heart failure yesterday at the home of a daughter in Silver Spring. He was 94. Born in Lincoln, Neb., and raised on a farm in nearby Greenwood, Mr. Griffin had his first newspaper writing experience as an eighth-grader in a one-room school when his teacher sent his essay on a poem to the local weekly. "Even at that age, I knew the piece was pretty bad," he wrote in a biographical sketch for The Sun library at his 1972 retirement.
BUSINESS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | January 8, 2002
Dianne Donovan, senior editor for staff recruitment and editorial columnist at the Chicago Tribune, was named yesterday as editor of The Sun's editorial page. Winner of the American Society of Newspaper Editors' Distinguished Writing Award for editorial writing in 2000, Donovan succeeds Jacqueline Thomas, who resigned last month to pursue other interests. Donovan will start her new position Jan. 21. Donovan, 53, will be assisted by Jean Thompson, a 14-year veteran of The Sun who was named to the position of co-associate editor yesterday.
NEWS
By Dianne Donovan | December 28, 2003
"All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced upon them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else." Remarkably, those aren't the words of a politician. They're the words of a journalist - Baltimore's patron saint of journalism or its most annoying historical sorehead, depending on your viewpoint: H. L. Mencken, former editorial page editor of The Evening Sun and editor of The Sunday Sun and The Evening Sun. Mr. Mencken wrote those words back in 1919.
NEWS
January 3, 1999
Opinion pages and the people who create them too often are a mystery to a daily newspaper's readers. That's why The Sun today is running articles about the purpose of the opinion pages and how they function.Also, we've included brief biographical sketches of the editors, writers, cartoonists and support staff behind the editorial and op/ed pages.Jacqueline Thomas, editorial page editorMs. Thomas has been editorial page editor of The Sun since May 1997. Previously, she was Washington bureau chief of the Detroit News and, earlier, the news editor in Detroit.
BUSINESS
By Robert Little and Robert Little,SUN STAFF | December 19, 2001
Jacqueline Thomas, editorial page editor of The Sun and the person responsible for shaping the newspaper's opinion pages and editorial voice the past 4 1/2 years, announced yesterday that she will resign. Thomas' last day will be Dec. 28. Publisher Michael E. Waller said a replacement will be named next month. As the top editor for The Sun's editorial and commentary pages, Thomas was the driving force behind the newspaper's editorials criticizing Baltimore's criminal justice system and the city's high murder rate.
NEWS
January 3, 1999
Opinion pages and the people who create them too often are a mystery to a daily newspaper's readers. That's why The Sun today is running articles about the purpose of the opinion pages and how they function.Also, we've included brief biographical sketches of the editors, writers, cartoonists and support staff behind the editorial and op/ed pages.Jacqueline Thomas, editorial page editorMs. Thomas has been editorial page editor of The Sun since May 1997. Previously, she was Washington bureau chief of the Detroit News and, earlier, the news editor in Detroit.
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