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Wash Times Sports Reporters Bid Adieu As Paper Shifts Focus
Published January 4, 2010
|Washington Times Eliminates Sports Section,
Lays Off Sports Reporters, Columnists
FINAL FAREWELL: Several Washington Times sports reporters said their goodbyes in articles and blog posts last week. Dan Daly, the paper's first sports department employee in ’82, wrote a eulogy for the sports section. Daly: “As irony would have it, the sports department is disappearing at a time when, frankly, it’s never been better” (WASHINGTON TIMES, 1/1). The TIMES’ Time Lemke wrote under the header, “A Final (Perhaps) Blog Post” (WASHINGTONTIMES.com 12/30). The TIMES’ Zuckerman wrote under the header, “Farewell, And Thanks” (WASHINGTON TIMES.com, 12/30). Former Washington Times writers Tim Lemke, Patrick Stevens and Mike Jones have new blogs, and the POST's Steinberg implored readers to visit the sites. Steinberg: "Don't do it out of charity; do it because there will be stuff there you'll want to read, as a DC sports fan" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 1/1).