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Publisher Who Quit 'Beacon Journal' Will Head Los Angeles Newspaper Group

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Publisher Who Quit 'Beacon Journal' Will Head Los Angeles Newspaper Group

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Edward R. Moss, the former publisher of the Akron Beacon Journal who resigned last week after less than 10 months on the job, has become the new president and CEO of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group (LANG), a MediaNews Group division with nine daily papers, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

Moss, 52, succeeds John McKeon and will also assume McKeon's role as publisher of the Los Angeles Daily News, the paper reported. The paper stated that Moss "brings 30 years of newspaper experience to his role as head of the ... MediaNews Group newspapers in Southern California. He began his career with the Valley News and Green Sheet in marketing and sales just as it was transforming into the Daily News in the late 1970s."

"Ed is one of the most seasoned newspaper executives in our industry," George Riggs, president and chief executive officer of the California Newspaper Partnership, which oversees all MediaNews Group properties in the state, said in a statement.

Moss raised some eyebrows last week when he announced his resignation from the Beacon Journal after taking the publisher's job there in August 2006. …

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