NOB HILL--Here's a copy of an email and reply between Tribune Editor Phil Casaus and me.
I don't know how many of you read MJ Wilde's column(s) in the Trib, but if you didn't get a chance before, it is almost too late. Here are the columns that won her the award:
To: Jon Knudsen Subject: Re: mj wilde Date: May 4, 2006 9:46 AM JonMJ is no longer with the newspaper. She's doing other things.pc----- Original Message -----From: Jon KnudsenSent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 9:09 AMSubject: mj wildeHi Phil-I noticed that MJ Wilde won "Best Newspaper Writing in 2005" for columns. And I just noticed that she is no longer on the Trib website.Is she still with the paper? Where is she? What were the circumstances of her departure? Is there someone who could fill me in?Thanks,Jon Knudsen
The American Society of Newspaper Editors announced the awards over a year ago and all award winners were compiled in the book, Best Newspaper Writing 2005.
I'm such a dummy, I didn't know any of this happened. But what really bugs me is this: whatever happened to M.J. Wilde? I'll email somebody else to see if more information is available. Meanwhile, read a column or two. You won't regret it.