Monday, February 12, 2007

Sad news for Timberwolves coverage

Britt Robson will no longer be working at City Pages as of March 1, according to the Star Tribune.

City Pages senior editor and writer Britt Robson abruptly resigned Monday, the latest in a series of shakeups at the alternative weekly. Robson said that chief among his reasons for quitting: editor Steve Perry's resignation, followed by the immediate hiring of new editor Kevin Hoffman from owner Village Voice Media's Cleveland paper...

Robson, 53, said that it was clear to him that Village Voice Media, now controlled by the New Times chain after a merger, "wants standardized templates for all their newspapers. I don't agree with those people." He doesn't know what he'll do next, but said he hoped there were enough local and national media outlets available for him to continue writing in his areas of expertise.

The fact that he's in good company isn't much consolation.

To say that Robson's post-game analysis and general team coverage, along with his articles on music and politics, are always top notch would be an understatement.