John Temple on being an organizational man

Former Rocky Mountain News Editor John Temple reflects and looks forward.

So I charted a different course, ending up inside an old and large organization where I built a life that supported my family and provided me great satisfaction. Then came last fall’s economic collapse. The Rocky Mountain News, where I had worked for 17 years, closed. My role as its editor, publisher and a vice president of news for its owner, the E.W. Scripps Co., was finished. And so, more than 30 years after my short stint at sea, I was once again without a job.

And now, breathing outside the cocoon of a large company for the first
time in a generation, I realized I’d become what I once swore I never
would be: an “organization man.”

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