Saturday, 10 November 2007

Ed Sun needs pub

The Edmonton Sun is searching for a full-time publisher.

Gord Norrie, who has been doing double duty as publisher of the Edmonton and Calgary Suns for months, will become publisher and CEO of the Calgary Sun and 24 Hours in Calgary on Jan. 1.

He will also be senior group publisher of Sun Media group community publications in southern Alberta.

That leaves the Sun/24 Hours publisher's chair in Edmonton up for grabs.

"I have mixed feelings because I live in Calgary now and that's where my family is," Norrie, 49, told Daniel MacIsaac in a Sun Media story.

"But on the flip side, the Edmonton Sun is the Crown jewel of Sun Media - the most profitable, the most-efficient and the best-managed newspaper. So to leave those people and that opportunity behind is difficult."

Norrie told MacIsaac he has mixed feelings about the move while knowing, professionally, it's in the best interests of Sun Media and its readership.

"The Edmonton Sun deserves a full-time publisher. So, I'm happy for Edmontonians."

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