Guy Clifton’s Position Eliminated from Reno Gazette-Journal

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Image from Guy’s Twitter account.

Guy Clifton, long time Nevada journalist with the Reno Gazette-Journal (RGJ), announced today on Twitter that he is no longer with the Gannett-owned company.

Clifton said he had been at the RGJ for 22 years. His position elimination comes on the heels of other senior RGJ reporters taking buyouts and retirements, including Ray Hagar, Bill O’Driscoll, Jeff Delong and photographer Marilyn Newton, who had been with the company for more than 50 years.

Here’s Clifton’s announcement, posted today after noon:

According to his Facebook bio:

Clifton grew up in the central Nevada mining community of Gabbs and attended the University of Nevada, Reno to study journalism. He is a former editor of the Gardnerville Record-Courier and Tahoe World.

In addition to his newspaper writing, he has written six books: a history of the Reno Rodeo; two volumes of “You Know You’re A Nevadan If…” “Dempsey In Nevada” about former heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey’s days in the Silver State; “Johnson-Jeffries: Dateline Reno,” a look at the 100th anniversary of the famous heavyweight title fight; and “Reno,” a photographic history of Reno for Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America,” series.

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  1. DISMANTLING OF RGJ: RGJ media mouses are following Sam DEHNE’s multi-year Orders to dismantle itself. But they are dismantling some of the wrong people. The dismantlement should start at the top with removal of antediluvian hqtrs cowards.
    RGJ insane fear and envy of legendary Guard Dog against media mouses and govt bureaucrats is treacherous. DEHNE holds All the records for Guard Dogging against media mouses (click):

    • PS
      This is Clifton’s “reward” for obeying RGJ diabolically perfidious orders to refuse to acknowledge the 10 ton tarantula at every govt meeting. Sam DEHNE, the citizen of the Century.

      w/numerous cc’s

  2. Typical Reno Gazette-Journal (aka “USA Today”)… eliminate the most interesting, local color writer, the one who BEST knows Reno and who has his finger on the pulse of what local readers care about. The RGJ (aka USA Today) is sliding toward mediocrity at a high rate of speed.

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