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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,Sun reporter | January 8, 2008
Paul M. Moore, a veteran Sun editor who has spent nearly four years as the liaison between readers and the paper's staff, will return to the newsroom effective tomorrow as the deputy managing editor for operations. Publisher Timothy Ryan said in a statement that the paper would not hire another public editor, but will moderate a new interactive blog between readers and Sun journalists for Baltimoresun.com. Moore's Sunday column, which looked at the public's perception of the paper, will be discontinued.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2014
Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., a former managing editor of the Baltimore Afro-American who worked closely with Malcolm X in the early 1960s and once shared a house with a young Miles Davis, died April 3 at the Adelphi House assisted living facility in Adelphi, Prince George's County. Mr. Dawson died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, or COPD. He was 86. "Ralph was always very inquisitive," remembered Harry Peaker, a retired mathematician who grew up with Mr. Matthews in Northwest Baltimore.
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BUSINESS
By Lynda Robinson | May 16, 1991
James I. Houck, managing editor of The Sun since 1982, announced his resignation yesterday -- the latest in a series of upper-management changes at The Baltimore Sun.Mr. Houck, 49, said he is ready to do something else after nine years at The Sun's helm. He also noted that his departure will make it easier for John S. Carroll, editor of The Sun and The Evening Sun, to reorganize the newspaper's leadership."I came here nine years ago with the intention of staying five," said Mr. Houck, who plans to take some time off to consider what "I should be doing with the last third of my working life."
SPORTS
By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network  has done away with the combined broadcast booth for Orioles-Nationals games this season, opting for separate telecasts when the teams play their interleague series in July. Pete Kerzel, MASNsports.com's managing editor, wrote about the change on their website this afternoon . The teams play at Nationals Park on July 7-8 and at Camden Yards on July 9-10. For each game, the home team will have its telecast on MASN, with the visitors' broadcasters on MASN2, Kerzel wrote.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,hanah.cho@baltsun.com | September 16, 2008
Robert Blau, The Baltimore Sun's managing editor, the No. 2 position in the newsroom, announced yesterday he is leaving the paper Friday. Blau, 49, said the decision was personal and one that he had been considering for the past several months. "It just seems like a good time and good opportunity to take a step back and take stock," Blau said. "The fact of the matter is, I couldn't have liked a newspaper more than this one despite some of the challenges we all face. It has an enormously talented staff and a very engaged readership.
SPORTS
April 13, 2006
Tim Wheatley, who has run the award-winning sports section of The Indianapolis Star for the past six years, has been named assistant managing editor for sports at The Sun, Editor Tim Franklin announced yesterday. Under Wheatley's direction, The Star's sports section has won numerous national awards. Last month, the Associated Press Sports Editors named the paper's Sunday sports section and special sections among the top 10 in the nation, and The Star's daily section was named one of the country's 20 best.
BUSINESS
By a Sun Staff Writer | May 4, 1995
William K. Marimow, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, yesterday was named managing editor of The Sun, the No. 2 newsroom post.The position has been vacant since the departure of Kathryn Christensen on Aug. 13, 1993. Mr. Marimow, however, essentially has acted as managing editor since he was named associate managing editor on Aug. 15, 1993."This makes it official," said Editor John S. Carroll."He has helped build a sense of teamwork and journalistic excellence," Mr. Carroll said.Mr. Marimow's newsroom duties will not change immediately or dramatically, Mr. Carroll said.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg News | May 21, 2008
NEW YORK - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. named Wall Street Journal publisher Robert Thomson as the newspaper's managing editor yesterday, succeeding Marcus Brauchli. Thomson's appointment was approved by a special committee created to oversee the Journal's editorial integrity, New York- based News Corp. said in a statement. Murdoch is remaking The Wall Street Journal, the second- largest U.S. newspaper based on daily circulation, to emphasize more general news and compete with the New York Times.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2003
Loretta Agnes Feeley, who had been the secretary for two managing editors of The Sun, died of heart failure Monday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The lifelong South Baltimore resident was 75. Orphaned at an early age, Loretta Myers was raised by an aunt. She was a graduate of the commercial course at St. Mary Star of the Sea Parochial School. Mrs. Feeley began her career at The Sun in 1971 as a part-time telephone clerk in the circulation department. She became a full-time employee in 1974, and worked as secretary to Herbert B. Reynolds, who headed the department.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff | December 12, 1991
John M. "Jack" Lemmon announced today that he would retire as managing editor of The Evening Sun at the end of the month.Lemmon, 63, served in the post for 12 years.Lemmon's announcement comes as The Sun and The Evening Sun begin to merge their news staffs.In a memo to the staffs today, John S. Carroll, editor of both newspapers, said: "One of the least happy consequences of our decision to merge the morning and evening news staffs is the diminished role of the evening managing editor."Although Lemmon had planned to work a while longer before retiring, he said, "The changes coming just made that impossible.
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
The Queen tells Alice, "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. " If the Queen were on the Internet, she could discover six asinine things before the coffee has begun to cool in the cup. I offer as a specimen the remarks on copy editing by one Abraham Hyatt, reported by Jim Romenesko : "I strongly believe that online audiences don't notice the majority of the work a copyeditor does. Readers see misspellings and blatant errors in grammar.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
William A. Miller Jr., a seasoned newsman and public relations executive who was the first managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, died Wednesday of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88. "He was a very special person, newspaperman, and a special citizen," said former Sen. Paul A. Sarbanes. "He was always very fair and thorough in his reporting. He was a combination of the outgoing and quiet, if that's possible. He was very warm, friendly and outgoing and not the explosive type," said Mr. Sarbanes.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2012
Christopher Gaul, former managing editor of the Catholic Review and reporter for The Sun and The Evening Sun and area television stations, died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Essex. He was 72. He joined the Catholic Review as a writer in 1995 and worked there until he retired in 2005. George P. Matysek Jr., the Review's assistant managing editor, remembered Mr. Gaul as a mentor to the junior writers at the paper, taking time to carefully edit their work. "He really showed us what went into a good story," Mr. Matysek said, "He was very nurturing in how he dealt with younger writers.
NEWS
By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2012
Sunni Khalid, managing news editor at WYPR-FM, has been dropped by the public radio station after more than nine years on the job there. His departure from WYPR was confirmed in an email by a newsroom staffer sent to colleagues at the station and elsewhere Monday. His last day was Friday. Khalid and WYPR management both declined comment Wednesday. Khalid, a former Baltimore Sun reporter, had been on probation in February for comments he posted on the Facebook page of a friend questioning the influence of Israel on American politics.
NEWS
By Nick Madigan and Frederick N. Rasmussen and Nick Madigan and Frederick N. Rasmussen,nick.madigan@baltsun.com and fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | October 6, 2009
A 48-year-old newsroom executive at The Baltimore Sun died Monday in a traffic collision in northern Baltimore County that left his 9-year-old daughter in critical condition. Timothy M. Wheatley, former assistant managing editor for sports who since May had been business editor, lived on Corbett Road with his wife, daughter and two teenage sons. Mr. Wheatley was driving his youngest child, Sarah, to school when the accident occurred at York and Corbett roads, two miles from the family's home.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | September 15, 2009
Christian "Chris" Godwin, a veteran newspaper copy editor who earned the sobriquet "Capt. Deadline" from newsroom colleagues during his more-than-30-year career, died Saturday of metastatic cancer at Hospice of Queen Anne's County in Centreville. He was 49 and lived in Dover, Del. Mr. Godwin, a fourth-generation newsman, was born in Miami, and moved with his family to Anchorage, Alaska, where his father was an FBI agent and his mother was an editor on The Anchorage Times. While a 14-year-old student at West Anchorage High School, Mr. Godwin began working as a copyboy for the Associated Press bureau chief in Anchorage.
NEWS
February 14, 1998
PAUL A. BANKER, who died Thursday at 77, was the adopted son of The Baltimore Sun. This newspaper put him through college after his father, an assistant managing editor, drowned in a boating accident. The Sun became his journalistic home for four decades, including 16 years as managing editor.To most readers, Paul Banker was just a name on the masthead. But during his stewardship, the paper reflected his journalistic convictions, his sense of institutional history and his belief that The Sun had earned a place in the first rank of U.S. newspapers.
NEWS
By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,Staff Writer | August 4, 1993
Kathryn Christensen, The Baltimore Sun's managing editor for FTC the last two years, resigned yesterday to join ABC Television as senior broadcast producer and managing editor of the network's "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings."Ms. Christensen, the first female managing editor in the papers' 156-year history, served in the No. 2 editorial position at The Sun, under John S. Carroll, editor and senior vice president.It was Mr. Carroll who recruited Ms. Christensen from ABC's premier news show in 1991 to oversee The Sun's daily news coverage.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,Candy.thomson@baltsun.com | August 16, 2009
With his bushy beard and ever-present pipe, Bill Burton looked like the outdoors writer from Central Casting. His basement resembled a tackle shop. His stories were lively and memorable, as you would expect. But truth be told, Bill Burton was a softie, with a heart of gold and a center as squishy as an Easter peep. He loved cats. And beautiful sunrises. And fresh, ripe Maryland peaches just off the tree. And kids, especially his granddaughter Mackenzie Noelle Boughey, whom he called "Grumpy."
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