This column appeared in The Charlotte Observer on Sept. 14, 2008.
This is my last column as editor of The Observer’s editorial pages. Taylor Batten takes over Monday, and I retire after 35 years here.
I am passing the torch into familiar hands from a new generation. When I applied for an editorial writing job here in 1973, Reese Cleghorn was editorial page editor and Jim Batten...
This article appeared in the Fall-Winter 2013 issue of Nieman Reports, published by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.
After being hired for his first reporting job by W. Hodding Carter III, NF ’66, Williams spent 25 of his 35 years at The Charlotte...