Brenda Starr Turns in Her Press Card

Brenda Starr Turns in Her Press Card

Brenda Star, Reporter, filed her last story today. Like many print journalists in these days of downsizing, she was let go. Her 70 years of seniority didn’t protect her. Ms. Starr emptied her desk into a copy paper box and a security guard escorted her from the newsroom.

Frankly, after all this time, most of the names in Ms. Starr’s Rolodex were pretty stale.  If you’re the under-paid young whippersnapper who replaced Brenda, a Rolodex is an analog contact manager.

More:

“After 70 years, Brenda Starr will soon face final deadline,” Washington Post.

“Bye-bye, Brenda Starr,” Tenley Woodman, Boston Herald.

“Brenda Starr, reporter, to leave newspapers Jan. 2,” Phil Rosenthal, Chicago Tribune.

“Goodbye, Brenda Starr: A Role Model to Girl Reporters Everywhere,” Suzi Parker, Politics Daily.

“The Lady Who Made Brenda a Starr,” Dale Messick website.

“Dale Messick: A Comic Strip Life,” Jackie Leger, Animation World Magazine.

 

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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