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McClatchy's Pruitt Will Be AP CEO

  • Poynter, Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:04 PM

Gary Pruitt will become the new president and CEO of the Associated Press in July, replacing the retiring Tom Curley. Pruitt is currently CEO of McClatchy, the third largest newspaper company in the U.S.

Julie Moos' post, largely a pasteup from different sources, includes some boilerplate corporate happy talk from the various parties, but also some negative background on Pruitt's handling of McClatchy's purchase of the Knight Ridder newspapers in 2006.

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