Martin Kaiser will step down as editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. George Stanley will replace him, Bill Glauber reports. Kaiser, who’s been a member of Poynter’s National Advisory Board, told Glauber “I have come to the conclusion that it is time for me to move on to the next chapter of my life and to seek a new challenge.”
“We all begged him to stay,” Publisher Betsy Brenner said.
Kaiser will leave in February. Journal Communications, which owns the Journal Sentinel, plans to merge its broadcast operations with E.W. Scripps Co. The combined company will spin off its print properties.