‘San Diego Union-Tribune’ Appoints New Publisher

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By: E&P Staff

Ed Moss has been named president and publisher of The San Diego Union-Tribune, effective May 18.

Moss most recently served as president and CEO of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. Before that, he was president and publisher of the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal.

“Our biggest challenge will be to grow a business that has been shrinking for some time,” Moss said in a statement. “That means maximizing current revenue streams and identifying new ones. We’re committed to doing that.” Moss lived in San Diego for six years earlier in his media career, which spans 32 years.

Beverly Hills-based Platinum Equity Partners purchased the San Diego Union-Tribune in March from the Copley family for reportedly $50 million. David Black, chief of Black Press, which operates the Akron Beacon Journal, is involved with the new ownership.

Chief Restructuring Officer Paul Bridwell said in a statement: “We have our work cut out for us, given the challenges facing the newspaper industry and the overall economy. But the Union-Tribune is a strong franchise that can thrive as long as we support quality while maintaining a profitable business.”

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