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Mr. Carroll Goes to Washington (for Chattanooga TFP)

From the TFP’s Alison Gerber:
At a time when many newspapers are scaling back coverage and closing bureaus, the Times Free Press is doing something to buck the trend. We’re sending a reporter to Washington, D.C. and reopening the bureau we closed there in 2008.
Reporter Chris Carroll, who covers politics for the newspaper, moves to Washington this week. And, while D.C. reporters are notorious for practicing “pack journalism,” where everyone follows the herd to the biggest story of the day, Carroll won’t be following anyone. That’s not his nature nor his assignment.
He’ll be there to cover Washington through the lens of what readers in Tennessee and Georgia care about and report on the states’ congressional delegations. And this is a good moment in time to do that.

For the full editorial page column, click HERE.

Drew Johnson Named Chattanooga Free Press Editorial Editor

Conservative columnist Drew Johnson has been named as the opinion editor for the Free Press editorial page, according to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press.
He succeeds Lee Anderson, who retired in April as the Free Press editorial page editor after 70 years with the newspaper.
Johnson helped found and direct the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, a government watchdog group in Nashville (Note: Since re-named Beacon Center). For the past two and a half years, he has been a senior fellow for the Taxpayer Protection Alliance in Nashville and Washington D.C. and a weekly columnist for Newsmax.

UPDATE: The Times-Free Press reports that, shortly after his hiring was announced, Johnson was “the victim of a mean-spirited Internet prank.” Someone took over a Twitter account in his name and started tweeting obscene stuff.