John Huff named New Bern Sun Journal ...

John Huff named New Bern Sun Journal editor

There are 11 comments on the The Times and Democrat story from May 26, 2007, titled John Huff named New Bern Sun Journal editor. In it, The Times and Democrat reports that:

“His most recent project has been to lay the groundwork needed to transform our newsroom into a 24-hour news operation on the Internet.”

John C. Huff Jr. has been appointed editor of the Sun Journal, publisher Vernon L. DeBolt announced. via The Times and Democrat

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Johnson City, TN

#1 Dec 25, 2007
He's a real jerk

Englewood, FL

#2 Mar 20, 2008
He's an extremely smart man. The people who think he's a jerk are usually the ones that dont do their job to the level that he does his.

Lenoir City, TN

#3 Mar 22, 2008
Any person who describes this man as a "jerk" is someone who settles for mediocrity. Find another job where you can relax, since obviously you are not very successful at your present position, and have no aspirations for higher achievement.
no thanks

Warner Robins, GA

#4 Mar 26, 2010
yea, the guy is a jerk. he has ruined many a career with his so-called motivation. obviously, if you support this man, you must be in fear of your job.
more like it

Anderson, SC

#5 Sep 10, 2010
no thanks wrote:
yea, the guy is a jerk. he has ruined many a career with his so-called motivation. obviously, if you support this man, you must be in fear of your job.
I've know this guy at two different papers, the second when he was top editor. The vast majority of us who have worked for him are much better journalists because of it. A few are stars because he believed in them. Anyone whose career was ruined would have self-destructed under some other editor, if the editor was the real deal... maybe faster under somebody like this who expects people to care about their professions. Most of us will take truth, toughness, humor (even wiseass) and quality over easy, mediocre and "nice." One thing I know Huff brought to the table besides setting the bar high: He protected the people who worked for him in ways they never knew about. "Ruined many a career"? Ridiculous. Broke a few eggs in the kitchen? The right thing to do.

Maitland, FL

#6 Dec 20, 2011
"Ruined a career"? "Jerk"? What crybabies! Perhaps you should work for someone who holds your hand, pats you on the back and tells you what a great job you're know, much like what would be said to a child.
I guess if you don't have your own high standards, the answer is to trash someone who does.
Laurel Smith

Mount Dora, FL

#7 Aug 17, 2014
This man speaks of integrity and honesty, yet he is a serial adulterer. Just ask his wife. Ask her what he did to her.

Mount Dora, FL

#8 Jan 8, 2015
I used to work for this a@@hole. I know his lovely wife. Now I hear he's shacking up with some other woman. Talk about a jerk. He's a real coward.

Seneca, SC

#9 Jul 22, 2015
Wow. I knew this guy was a dick but I didn't realize it extended beyond the work force. I hear he finally retired. Great day for the newspaper industry. I also hear his wife finally divorced him. Even greater day for her.
Found an interesting blog about him. Sure sheds some remarkably insightful light onto exactly who this guy really is.
Jim in Orlando

Tampa, FL

#10 Aug 23, 2015
Good for you, Patty. I never could understand how you could stand to be married to that jerk.
Former - thank God - wife

Orlando, FL

#12 Nov 17, 2015
I was married to John Huff for almost forty years. Most, if not all of the comments posted here are true. Yes, he did commit adultery numerous times and was even shacking up with somebody' before I found out and filed for divorce. Yes, he did give me an incurable STD....but, he is retired now.
He doesn't care what you say and he cares even less what you for all of you veteran journalists out there, you'll understand when I say "it's time to hit 30."

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