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Journo’s classic departure letter: ‘Would have loved to piss on your shoes’

Thursday, March 15, 2012

imageGreg Smith’s much-read resignation letter to Goldman Sachs yesterday got Jim Romenesko thinking about what he considers maybe the best newspaper departure tome he’s read, in 2001. It’s from then Akron Beacon-Journal reporter Mark Schlueb to former Knight Ridder (remember it?) CEO Tony Ridder (remember him?), with this kicker: “I would have loved to piss on your shoes.” Romenesko has the letter in its entirety.

Image: former Knight Ridder CEO Tony Ridder
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