John Dougherty's Last Column for Phoenix New Times

september 5, 2006  09:33 am
"The kind of journalism I practiced at [Phoenix] New Times is not for the weak-hearted who want approval from the powerful and wealthy, or who want to be invited to lunch with the governor and to power brokers' fancy parties," reporter John Dougherty writes in the weekly's Aug. 31 issue. In his final column, Dougherty reflects on his personal and professional development and explains his decision to leave "one of the best jobs in American journalism" after 13 years.