Austin City Limits
Linda Austin heads to Fort Wayne, Indiana.
By Kathryn S. Wenner
Kathryn S. Wenner, a former AJR associate editor, is a copy editor at
the Washington Post.
Linda Austin, former managing editor at Greensboro, North Carolina's News & Record, lands her first top newsroom gig, becoming executive editor of the News-Sentinel in Fort Wayne, Indiana. "The main thing was really the staff," Austin says. "I was quite taken with them. Many of them have very deep roots in the community." The Knight Ridder paper recently extended its joint operating agreement with the family-owned Journal Gazette, a morning daily with a weekday circulation of 60,692; the afternoon News-Sentinel's is 45,944. "There aren't too many two-newspaper towns," says Austin, 47, who has worked in a couple of them: Dallas, where she was an editor at the late Times Herald, and in Philadelphia, where she spent 12 years at the Inquirer. "I'm very excited about that challenge."