McGinn & Gardner Leave Milwaukee Media Scene
A sad day happened in local Milwaukee media as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will no longer have the writings of Bob McGinn and Charles F. Gardner. Both are extremely well-respected journalists in the Milwaukee. For Gardner, it’s a retirement, and for McGinn, it’s not a retirement rather a change in location with him writing elsewhere. Packers and Bucks coverage is now worse because both are no longer with the Journal Sentinel. It continues a surprising couple weeks seeing many prominent journalists leave the field nationally and now locally.
We talked about it on the podcast a little bit about how these older journalists are getting pushed out the door due to money constraints among other things. Journal Sentinel is not doing well as a paper. George Stanley made that clear awhile back, and it’s apparent that McGinn plus Gardner leaving were causes of it.
McGinn will be remembered as the Packer journalist for the era of Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers really especially as he continues to write wherever that may be (Smart money says MMQB as a freelancer). He had a sharp eye for things and has this iron man streak of not missing Packers games. Sure, he likes to ruffle the feathers of the front office, which can drive me crazy at times, but the award-winning journalist makes it damn clear he doesn’t hold anybody’s water.
From what I read on Twitter last night, Gardner is one of the more kinder humans in the media space. There were so many great stories about him reaching out to kids just starting out covering the Bucks. It’s really special. Here’s what he did for one.
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) May 3, 2017
It’s kind of weird spot to be a reader of sports content in Wisconsin. Where do you get it from? There are still so many good ones out there in traditional and non-traditional spots, but there are new holes after yesterday.