Friday, February 10, 2006

Sales Guy Replaces Sales Guy As TU Head

Hearst announced today that they've replaced retiring Times Union publisher David White with Mark Aldam, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Hartford Courant (Tribune). Big media companies tend not to trust journalists at the helm on the money side, so this is no big surprise. White will stay on for a spell as chairman; he said, "In my new role, I intend to continue doing my part to make certain we fulfill the Times Union's First Amendment responsibilities."
I really must go back and re-read that First Amendment.