Bennie Ivory http://wfpl.org en Web Publishing Veteran Neil Budde is the New Courier-Journal Editor http://wfpl.org/post/web-publishing-veteran-neil-budde-new-courier-journal-editor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Courier-Journal's new top editor is an Internet journalism veteran with Kentucky roots.</span></p><p>Neil Budde was <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/proart/20130919/business/309190106/digital-news-leader-neil-budde-named-executive-editor-courier-journal-media?pagerestricted=1">introduced Thursday as the replacement for Bennie Ivory,</a> the Louisville newspaper's executive editor since 1997. Ivory retired in July.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:35:01 +0000 Joseph Lord 6850 at http://wfpl.org Web Publishing Veteran Neil Budde is the New Courier-Journal Editor Bennie Ivory's Departure From The Courier-Journal a Loss for Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/bennie-ivorys-departure-courier-journal-loss-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sixteen years is a long time to survive as the editor of a major American newspaper. With the exception of David </span>Hawpe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Mark </span>Ethridge<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, in modern times, no person has lasted so long at any Louisville newspaper. That achievement has been one more of the many achievements that Bennie L. Ivory has recorded in a 40-year career as an American journalist. He<a href="/post/courier-journal-executive-editor-bennie-ivory-retiring"> stepped down last Friday as executive editor and vice president of The Courier-Journal, </a>where we worked closely with him for most of those sixteen years.</span></p><p>Bennie was a product of the South, in his case Arkansas, and he was steeped in the culture, good and bad, of the region he knew best. As a boy growing up in a home where education and hard work were his parents’ compass, Bennie also was painfully aware of the scourge of Jim Crow, for 1950s Arkansas remained highly segregated. In the years in which I worked with him, he would only occasionally refer to that past, but he did when a current event seemed to spark a memory.</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 11:05:56 +0000 Keith Runyon 6320 at http://wfpl.org Bennie Ivory's Departure From The Courier-Journal a Loss for Louisville