The 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