New editors named at St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Orlando Sentinel.
SHE DIDN'T DO IT for the baseball, but watching her hometown team again is on the to-do list of Ellen Soeteber, who leaves as managing editor of South Florida's Sun-Sentinel to become the new editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "This is not only the paper that I grew up reading, it's the paper that inspired me to be a journalist," says Soeteber, 50, a native of East St. Louis. Soeteber, called a "journalist's journalist" by Sun-Sentinel Executive News Editor Jeff Glick, is credited with improving that paper's local news coverage. The position in St. Louis had been open since April, when Cole Campbell left his editorship for a six-month stint with the Poynter Institute.... Moving in the other geographic direction is Tim Franklin, who becomes vice president/editor of the Orlando Sentinel. Franklin, 40, held the same title at the Indianapolis Star for less than a year before taking the new job. Franklin says he hopes to build a "great American daily" in fast-growing Orlando. He also hopes to expand the newspaper's involvement with Central Florida News 13. "It's a newspaper that still has its best days ahead of it, and it's obviously a great news state," Franklin says. ###