When we talked with Angie Fenton last week about her plans to leave the Courier-Journal, she had spoken with management at the paper and determined that she’d stay on staff until April 29, the standard two-week notice.
That changed today, and Fenton’s departure from the C-J is now effective immediately.
It turns out that the paper’s editors didn’t like the idea of Fenton’s plan to immediately start writing for a competitor, the Voice-Tribune, and decided it would be best to make her resignation immediate. Fenton told me today that her full-time employment as a Brown Mackie College faculty member will start right away. She teaches professional development and public speaking. She’s also planning to do freelance work at Churchill Downs during Derby Week.
She said there’s no animosity involved on either side.
The truth is there’s not much to be gained in the two-week notice period for either employee or employer, in most cases. So don’t blame the C-J for cutting this one short. And don’t expect to see a Buzz column tomorrow.