In Response to: The Dead Beat

What a shame that the photography (and the darkened reproduction in the print version) accompanying Doug Martin’s article failed to capture his light-hearted, warm and midwestern charming persona. Doug is anything but the grim reaper image presented in the PAW in print, and less so in the online version where at least the color photograph shows warm hues. Few readers would expect to find the reporter I knew at The Wall Street Journal, who told me after interviewing legendary newspaper editor Eugene Roberts, “He said, I used to use your ‘ah-shucks’ personality, too.”

V.J. Pappas ’72
Philadelphia, Pa.