Resigned editor named circulation veep p.13

By: Editorial Staff NEARLY A YEAR after admitting to plagiarism and resigning as Chicago Sun-Times editorial page editor, Mark Hornung was named the newspaper's vice president of circulation.
Hornung's appointment was announced the same day the Sun-Times said it had filed an interim report with the Audit Bureau of Circulations showing the newspaper's average daily circulation had exceeded 500,000 for the first time in more than a year.
Hornung had been editorial page editor for two years when a Sun-Times reader noticed that whole parts of his Feb. 24, 1995 column had been lifted from a Washington Post editorial of the day before. Hornung resigned March 9.
At the time of his resignation from the editorial position, Sun-Times officials said they would try to find a place in the corporate offices for him.
In June, they did, appointing Hornung director of distribution. In September, he was promoted to head of the consumer sales and service area of the circulation department.
Hornung's journalistic crimes don't "mean he should have his head chopped off," Larry Perrotto, president of Sun-Times parent Hollinger International told the Chicago Reader's media writer, Michael Miner, at the time. "My God, who of us has not made a mistake in his life?"
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