Ned Barnett Leaving N&O Sports

I’ve always appreciated Barnett’s articles. Some of them are home runs; some of them are equally incorrect. But, for the most part, his stuff is much better than 95% of the writers out there. (Link)

Starting next week, I will move to the Newsroom and have new responsibilities as editor of the Sunday newspaper. It’s part of many moves at The News & Observer as staffers change roles to improve the newspaper’s content and the way we cover the region in print and on the Internet.

My move is a return to what I did before becoming a rookie sportswriter at 43. Then I was an editor who wanted to write. Now I’m writer who is needed to edit.

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3 Responses to Ned Barnett Leaving N&O Sports

  1. Charles Kuralt 02/11/2007 at 11:18 AM #

    From what little I know, Ned is a good guy and will do well in this role. He is liked and respected in that newsroom. I once had a beer with him at a local place and it was interesting to hear some of his “off the record” stories about various ACC sports stuff.

  2. Sw0rdf1sh 02/11/2007 at 5:31 PM #

    Good luck Ned. Full circle, eh?

  3. gumbydammit 02/11/2007 at 10:07 PM #

    Ned wasn’t pro-Heel enough for the N&O sports dept. No shocker here.

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