Magazine article American Journalism Review

Publisher's Pick. (Bylines)

Magazine article American Journalism Review

Publisher's Pick. (Bylines)

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After an eight-month courtship, Denver Post Publisher William Dean Singleton hires Boston Globe Managing Editor Greg Moore to replace Editor Glenn Guzzo.

"I wanted my own editor," says Singleton, who inherited Guzzo when he named himself publisher last year after the Post entered a joint operating agreement with the Denver Rocky Mountain News. (Singleton's MediaNews Group owns the Post.) "Glenn is a very good editor and a good person and a friend. What attracted me to Greg was that he was managing editor of what I consider to be one of the best regional papers in the country"--a category Singleton says he wants the Post to join.

Guzzo, 51, who spent six years as managing editor of the Akron Beacon Journal before former Post Publisher Gerald E. Grilly hired him in 1999, describes his departure as "really a mutual understanding about separation. There's really no animosity or controversy."

Moore, 47, says Singleton called him "out of the blue" last August. "He wasn't in a hurry. He wanted to gauge my interest." After Moore sent him a detailed critique last winter, Singleton took him to dinner and the talk started getting serious. On May 2, two-and-a-half weeks after telling Guzzo, Singleton announced the change to the staff, though he didn't reveal Moore's name until after it leaked the next day. The publisher said he and Guzzo "didn't share the same vision and the same pace for how to build the Post in the future," according to a May 3 Post story. …

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