'Watch for MediaNews CEO search to end with Journal Register's Paton'

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Rick Edmonds explains his "wild guess": "John Paton has transformed Journal Register to digital first, and that aligns with MediaNews’ likely direction." Journal Register and Media News can also be merged -- perhaps with Freedom too, he says. PLUS: Who is Randall Smith and what does he want with the newspapers he's investing in?

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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