Journalist and author Byron Pitts gave some advice during a visit to Syracuse University. Pitts (along with Soledad O’Brien) will be part of “Conversation on Race in America” concert special that airs tonight on A&E Network and AOL.com.
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There are do-overs and make-overs, but one of the most stealth ads, “GAP as FUBU,” was maybe one of the greatest get-overs. We wonder if this campaign is studied by advertising students today? Well, if not in marketing classes, hopefully in entrepreneurship classes.
How easy is this? Sometimes the little guy triumphs.
— sean kirst (@seankirst) October 14, 2015
Philly had Steve Lopez; Detroit had Mitch Albom; New York had Jimmy Breslin; and here in Syracuse, for nearly 30 years, we had Sean Kirst. He has been the kind of local journalist who, if we could somehow take soul out of his body, and convert it to an mp3 audio file, what you would hear, if you listened close, is the heartbeat of this city.
Today is Kirst’s last day at The Post Standard, and he will be truly missed.
We are not sure of the salary for a mid-sized city columnist these days, but when it comes to stepping up to the plate to represent the common man (or woman), and making a difference using the written word, Kirst is one of our best story-tellers, and he exitis as one of the richest men in town.