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From AJR,   June 2002

Moves In Minneapolis   

Anders Gyllenhaal departs Raleigh’s News & Observer to succeed Tim McGuire as editor of Minneapolis’ Star Tribune.

By Kathryn S. Wenner
Kathryn S. Wenner, a former AJR associate editor, is a copy editor at the Washington Post.     


Minneapolis' Star Tribune appoints Anders Gyllenhaal, executive editor of Raleigh's News & Observer, as Editor Tim McGuire's successor. McGuire, 53, announced a year ago that he would retire this summer to devote his time to researching and writing about work and spirituality (see Bylines, June 2001). Star Tribune Publisher J. Keith Moyer praises Gyllenhaal as "a real..forward-thinking, contemplative kind of guy," someone who can "build on the legacy of what [McGuire] has done here over the last 20 years, someone who would be sensitive to that, but also understand the need to move forward." Gyllenhaal, 50, calls the Strib an "outstanding paper" with "enormous strengths across the board." His plan for the coming months, he says, is to listen and ask questions, such as "Is the paper doing enough storytelling? Are we breaking enough important stories? How do we approach competition?" Meanwhile, the News & Observer promotes Managing Editor Melanie Sill, who joined the paper two decades ago, to executive editor.

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