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Letter Suggests SDNN to be Bought Out

SDNN didn't exactly get off to a great start when the actual founder and visionary who created the concept, former editor Ron James, apparently clashed with Mr. Senturia. Money talks and Mr. James was shoved out the door. A settlement agreement with Mr. James is rumored to have been reached before SDNN published a single article. Without Ron James' vision and ability to leverage his longstanding relationships, SDNN was seriously hampered. Mr. James' unceremonious ouster also angered a lot of his colleagues, who then refused to work for SDNN without him. Mr. Senturia's ill-conceived morning radio show further drained the venture of much-needed capital. It's a shame that we may be losing this platform for so many good writers; veterans Elliott and Salm, established writers like Caron Golden and Margo Schwab; and fresh voices like Sharna Langlais. At least Golden and Schwab publish independently... smart women.
— May 29, 2010 8:56 p.m.

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