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Macknwarren
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 4:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LeDuff has become one of the best known newspaper writers in America over the past few years.It will be interesting to see what he tackles in Detroit. Anybody heard of him?

Original story was on Detroit Book Blog.

(Message edited by Macknwarren on February 21, 2008)
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Lilpup
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 4:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is he actually coming to Detroit or is he just hiring on as a writer with the News?

Wiki and LeDuff website

(Message edited by lilpup on February 20, 2008)
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Pffft
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 5:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From the Romanesko column at poynter, yeah he's relocating from California to metro Detroit:

http://poynter.org/forum/view_ post.asp?id=13117
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Lilpup
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 5:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For those who don't know the name, LeDuff's the guy who wrote about a Wayne County body collector for the NY Times a while back.

edit to add: He does come with some heavy baggage. We'll see how things go.

(Message edited by lilpup on February 20, 2008)
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Rrl
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 6:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Apparently, he's originally from the D, states that his family is anyway.

Go to his website, multimedia, there's a decent piece on Tiger Stadium w/ Ernie interview.

I think it's excellent, welcome to the city bro.
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Lilpup
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 7:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Livonia Churchill graduate, then UMich undergrad, Cal-Berkeley grad

google and you'll get a lot of hits
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Darwinism
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 9:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I saw his 'Only In America' series on the Discovery/NY Times TV channel. The episode 'The Real 8 Mile' was an interesting piece. Charlie LeDuff is indeed an accomplished journalist, Pulitzer Prize winning writer as a matter of fact. So, in all fairness, this is welcoming news.
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Lefty2
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 10:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

He must want a super house at a super great price.
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Lilpup
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 10:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My only real concern is the couple of charges of plagiarism.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 11:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"'I can't write the things I want to say. I want to talk about race, I want to talk about class. I want to talk about the things we should be talking about,' he said."
http://detroitbookblog.com/

Think that his opinions and thoughts on these issues will help metro D work through these problems, or is he the type of guy that just stirs things up?
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Downtownguy
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Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 1:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My only real concern is the couple of charges of plagiarism.
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Diehard
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Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 1:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I met him at a screening for "The Real 8 Mile." Very interesting dude. It'll be interesting to see what he does in this crazy news town.
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Johnlodge
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Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 2:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL Downtownguy. Took me a second.
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Tiorted
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Posted on Friday, March 14, 2008 - 8:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looks like he has his first piece today:

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=20088031403 83

Who killed Tamara Greene?
Charlie LeDuff / The Detroit News

DETROIT -- Her real name was Tamara Greene, an arresting, thick-bodied stripper known as Strawberry. By now her death is the stuff of Detroit legend, a whodunit of sex and politics and power...

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