Andy Schotz 4-22

Former Frederick News-Post city editor Andrew Schotz returned to the paper Monday as its new top editor.

Schotz, 52, was formerly managing editor for Bethesda Beat, where he oversaw daily news coverage of Montgomery County. He has also held editorial roles at Herald-Mail Media in Hagerstown and for The Gazette in Montgomery County, which shuttered in 2015.

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Mr Editor,

Please immediately pull the plug on that blot, Rick BLOTchford.


I lit gordies beehind up last week in a mass recipient email. Another VICTORY for Plumbum!!!!


He wants to “shape” what is delivered to his customers. How about just doing straight up journalism without the shaping? Source articles from non-partisan agenda driven news outlets and finally how about updating the e-version over the weekend? The same stories and articles for 3 days straight may be cost effective, but it shows what a lousy paper the FNP has become.


“‘There are some communities that don’t have that at all.”’ “Lousy” would be aspirational so.many.places that once had their own newspaper.

Greg F

How about comments that have substance piddle? You have yet to have a single one. Shaped or not. Shaping is the prerogative of an editor to weed out nonsense from the likes of those, like you, put into whatever whacked out junk you spew in here. Hope he can weed the garden of the Q slugs.


What would you know about comments with substance, Groggy? Look at what you write just about every day. 95% of it is nothing but garbage attacks on others, whining and criticizing what they wrote simply because you don't agree with what they say. If shaping is the prerogative of an editor to weed out nonsense, then you should be very grateful he doesn't exercise that prerogative with you, because he sure as hell could. Here's a suggestion; don't like what someone writes? THEN DON'T READ THEIR COMMENTS! DUH!


LOL quite the parrot


LOL quite the accomplished liar who has stated she's proud to be a cyber stalker.


Cyber stalker AND an email spammer.

Greg F

We can only hope that this editor does a better job of not allowing the nonsensical ramblings of Blatchford and his ilk, and the incessant bickering Q-anon comments from the usual RRR that are countered by the equally radical left loonies. I might be liberal, but there are some real loons on both sides on here. Also need to stop coddling their favorite religion and dedicating entire sections to it and spread that around a bit. Many people don't follow any god these days. Lastly, get that advice column off the paper. The previous one wasn't great, but the new Ask Annie is beyond horrible and written by a self-aggrandizing author who seems more about patronizing herself by posting things about her books related to her so-called (bad) advice.


Hopefully he'll disallow your garbage.

Greg F

Haha seedy…that would weed you out by default.


GregF, a press is truly free when someone you don't like is allowed to say something you don't like. That's the conundrum of the 1A. The assumption is that each side will say things in good faith to support their ideas. However, we have seen that to not be the case, day after day, on both sides of the spectrum. Unfortunately, too many lack critical thinking skills, and believe what someone on "their side" says is gospel, while the person from the other side is full of $#!+. See the "Fox v. MSNBC" statements often weaponized here.

Greg F

There’s a difference between disagreeable and bunk. Half of the comments here are just plain idiocy and conspiracy peddling.


You should know, because most of those comments are yours.

Earl Elliott

To say that FNP is a "news source" might be stretching it--there's not much original content. Indeed, often when I log-on in the morning, I see much of the same stuff I did on the previous day. The paper has long been more of an aggregator of other news sources rather than producing much of its own interesting material--hopefully that will change with this new editor.

Greg F

Pretty much the case of most papers these days.

Greg F

Gotta also say that mug shot looks a lot like Jerry Seinfeld...a bit chubbier.


No, not Jerry. Fred Gwynne, of "Car 54, Where Are You" (and Hermann Munster).

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