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Rick Daniels Named Publisher of The Baltimore Sun

by | Jan 6, 2016

bal-rick-daniels-20160105The Tribune Publishing Co. named Richard J. “Rick” Daniels, left, as publisher and CEO of The Baltimore Sun Media Group, dropping “interim” from the title it gave him in September, reports The Sun.

Daniels, 58, becomes the 18th publisher for Maryland’s 179-year-old news organization after filling in since Tribune Publishing transferred Tim Ryan to California to lead the Los Angeles Times and The San Diego Union-Tribune. Tribune Publishing also owns the Chicago Tribune and other news organizations, according to the article.

“The challenge for all publishing companies, for all properties, is to adapt to an ever-changing business model and to devise one that works and still keeps the high level of local relevance that we have and that we’ve built,” Daniels said in the report.

Daniels said upcoming work includes integrating The Sun’s newer acquisitions, including the Annapolis and Carroll County papers, into the larger company. He also said he hopes to boost revenue by expanding events, figure out ways to incorporate sponsored content and make further use of the Tribune organization’s scale.

The Baltimore Sun Media Group includes The Capital in Annapolis, the Carroll County Times, The Aegis in Harford County, the Howard County Times, and Baltimore’s alternative weekly City Paper, as well as their websites and other publications.

Photo credit for Daniels picture: The Baltimore Sun

About the Author

Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey A. Davis, APR has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience and heads J. Davis Public Relations, LLC, a PR and social media consultancy. A three-time PRSA Maryland president, he serves as Maryland regional editor for the Capitol Communicator and is co-founder of Podville Media in D.C. where he co-hosted the "Practically Social" podcast. Jeff is the regional representative of the national Public Relations Consultants Group (PRCG). He began his career as a reporter at daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.


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