U-T San Diego CEO Accused of Threatening City Official Over Vote

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By: Hazel Sheffield | Columbia Journalism Review

The investigative news site Voice Of San Diego has raised ethical concerns about the CEO of the city’s major daily newspaper, who has reportedly been sending threatening emails to local officials in an attempt to push through the paper’s editorial vision of a huge stadium and extended conference center along the San Diego port, which is currently a cargo terminal.

John Lynch, who became CEO of U-T San Diego (formerly the Union-Tribune) in December, has led the U-T in a campaign to completely redevelop the San Diego port into a waterfront complex.

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