Sunday, April 1, 2007

Soft-spoken Merc editor Russ Robertson, 90

Mercury News reporter Connie Skipitares's obit of Russ Robertson begins: "Russ Robertson was an old-school newspaperman who spent most of his career rubbing elbows with hard-bitten, no-nonsense editors who barked orders across the newsroom. But the kind, soft-spoken editor who worked at the San Jose Mercury News from 1959 to 1979 stood out among his colleagues as cool-headed and patient, always willing to take time with reporters to help them polish their copy." Robertson, who was 90, died Tuesday at his Fremont home of a massive brain hemorrhage. Click here to read the obit.

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