Herewith is our list of potential new editors for The Tennessean and how they would change the paper, good and bad:
♦ Jimmy Lewis
For: Would add credibility and insight to paper's coverage of vice.
Against: Would probably be the main topic.
♦ John Seigenthaler
For: Unimpeachable track record in state and national journalism.
Against: With a job at the Freedom Forum, who needs work?
♦ Willy Stern
For: Tenacious, uncompromising journalist whose specialty is investigative work.
Against: Tenacious, uncompromising journalist whose specialty is investigative work.
♦ Hedy Weinberg
For: Sure grasp of complex socio-political issues facing the city and country.
Against: Eek! A liberal!
♦ Ozzie, the Nashville Sounds mascot
For: Gives the paper automatic appeal to sizable sports-loving demographic; can settle workplace disputes with a slash of his two sharp incisors.
Against: May be overqualified.
♦ Ms. Cheap
For: Cost-saving initiatives will please higher-ups at Gannett.
Against: Printing on recycled paper towels potentially a bad idea.
♦ Dave Green
For: Short name will save valuable space in staff listings; doesn't write a wine column.
Against: Space insufficient.