One of my colleagues suggested that we start a “Bring Trudy Home” campaign.
I think that’s a great idea. She has been subjected to airline delays, dirty toilets and interesting fashion designs. Today, she quotes a lot of unnamed people in Kandahar who say the real problem is Pakistan, not Afghanistan. Kinda like my neighbor doesn’t mow his grass when he should. Maybe she should go to Pakistan to see what the folks there think about Afghanistan. I think she might get the opposite view, although I am not really a fan of either country when it comes to U.S. foreign policy.
The Inquirer, which is in bankruptcy, is spending a fair amount of money to have Trudy in Kandahar. I think she really should come home to save someone’s job.
It is difficult to find emails for the top brass at the Philadelphia newspapers. You can try Linkedin to talk with the publisher, or you can write or call the Philadelphia Inquirer CEO Gregory J. Osberg at: 400 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Wendy Warren (http://twitter.com/WendyWarren) is the editor of philly.com at 215-854-2210 I would be more than happy if you emailed me at email@example.com and I can hand deliver the plea: Let’s bring Trudy home!
Update: One of my intrepid former students advises the following:
I saw your “Bring Trudy Home” blog post and thought I would let you know: You can get anyone’s address at the Inquirer or Daily News by using the first five letters of his last name, followed by his first initial, joined by “@phillynews.com.” So the Larry Platt’s email address from the DN, for instance, would be firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m not sure about philly.com, but I hope that helps you out. Good luck on your mission!