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Ousted 'San Diego U-T' Web Chief Calls Departure 'Amicable'

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Ousted 'San Diego U-T' Web Chief Calls Departure 'Amicable'

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Chris Jennewein, the former Internet chief at the San Diego Union-Tribune who lost his job last week, told E&P his departure was "amicable." He offered no ill will toward his former employers.

Jennewein did, however, blast reports on a local alternative Web site about his departure that described the Union-Tribune's online radio programming as "disastrous."

"I think that blog report was puzzling and inaccurate," Jennewein, the former vice president of Internet sites, said late Sunday from his home. "The format of the talk radio station changed in April, but the project continues."

Jennewein, 53, who left the paper last week after seven years, was referring to SignOn Radio, the online radio format he launched in 2006 with a music channel, and later expanded to talk and news last fall. San Diego Reader, in first reporting that he had left the paper last week, referred to the radio project as "the disastrous online radio experiment that is now winding down. …

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