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Jim Ridley


Photo courtesy of the Nashville Scene Story by Robin Duff / Contributing Writer  MTSU and the Nashville Scene are joining forces to raise funds to start a scholarship in honor of the late Jim Ridley, editor of the Scene and an MTSU alumnus. Murfreesboro native Jim Ridley graduated from MTSU in 1989 with degrees in Journalism …

Jim Ridley, an MTSU graduate and editor of the Nashville Scene, died today at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville. He was 50 years old. Ridley, who graduated from MTSU in 1989 with a journalism degree, collapsed in the Scene office on March 28 after experiencing a cardiac event and never regained consciousness. The Scene announced the news on its blog. A Murfreesboro native, Ridley began writing film and …