Alumnus’ Tweet becomes USA Today Editorial

Tyler Buchanan, 2013, is in the news rather than editing the news this time.

Buchanan, the 26-year-old editor of the Athens Messenger, responded to a New York Times profile about Erik Hagerman, who now lives just outside of Athens and has been purposefully avoiding the news since President Trump’s election. Buchanan tweeted about the self-imposed news blackout, then USA Today asked him to turn it into an editorial.

Read Andrea Simakis Plain Dealer story, “An Ohio ‘millennial newspaper editor’ takes on news hermits and New York Times,” about how it all unfolded here.

Read the USA Today editorial, “It’s tempting to ignore the news to avoid Trump. Here’s why I hope you won’t,” here.

Also of note, Buchanan was just appointed a board member of the BGNews Alumni Society.

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