Long Beach ‘Press-Telegram’ Gets New Editor/GM

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By: E&P Staff

The Press-Telegram in Long Beach, Calif., has a new editor/general manager.

Sue Schmitt joins the Press-Telegram Sept. 30, and will have oversight of the news operation across all platforms.

An award-winning editor, Schmitt served as editor of the Daily Breeze in the Torrance from 2001 through 2006. She also served as general manager of dailybreeze.com and director of innovation.

“We are extremely pleased to have Sue join us in Long Beach,” Publisher Linda Lindus said in a statement. “Sue is the right person, a great journalist as well as a creative implementer who will push our news and information across emerging digital platforms.”

Schmitt, who began her career as a copy editor at The Quad-City Times in Davenport, Iowa, worked for Copley Newspapers for 24 years, including serving as publisher of The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill. She spent 18 years as an editor in the Copley Chicago Newspapers division.

Her consulting company, Picas2Pixels, leads newsrooms through the cultural and workflow changes required to meet the 24-hour news cycle, and provides market data analysis, niche publication launches and strategic planning.

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