Dec 7, 2009

A little off the top in Oregon, Tampa

The two top editors at the Oregonian and the Tampa Tribune, both of whom are women, have announced that they will step down.

Sandra Mims Rowe, who led the Oregonian to five Pulitzers in her 16 years at the helm, leaves as the paper prepares for a round of layoffs - she said the paper has too many top editors to justify the expense of keeping her on.

Tribune editor Janet Coats has shepherded her paper through six rounds of layoffs since 2005. She said she chose now to resign because the paper is now on more stable financial footing.

(found via Romenesko)

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