Seattle Times Executive Editor David Boardman will leave to paper to become the dean of Temple University’s School of Media and Communication, he announced to the newsroom Wednesday. The paper has not yet named a successor.
“I don’t wanna get too purple about all this, but Seattle losing Boardman is a loss for the whole town,” Dominic Holden writes in The Stranger.
Boardman, who is the chairman of Poynter’s National Advisory Board and was recently elected president of the American Society of News Editors, joined the Times in 1983. He was named executive editor seven years ago.