The Toronto Sun has a new publisher and it doesn't surprise us that his forte is advertising, not newsrooms.
Today's Quebecor executive shuffle moves Kin-Man Lee out of the Toronto Sun after three years as publisher and moves Michael Power (see photo) into his sixth floor office.
A Quebecor press release says Power, previously vice president of advertising sales and 24 Hours, joined the Toronto Sun in advertising 19 years ago.
Lee, with the Sun since 1989 and publisher for three years, is promoted to Sun Media's chief financial officer. He was possibly the most photographed TorSun publisher since Day One, pictured at supermarket openings and other functions.
Power joined Osprey Media in 1998 as publisher of the Belleville Intelligencer, so technically he left Sun Media after eight years and returned to the fold when Quebecor purchased Osprey in 2007.
The press release says Power was most recently senior group publisher for North Central Ontario at Osprey Media and publisher and general manager of the Barrie Examiner.
There are other troop movements in the Quebecor press release, but none that will mean much to employees in Sun Media newsrooms.
But speaking of publishers, this is the tabloid's track record since Day One in 1971:
Previous Publishers: Doug Creighton, Paul Godfrey, Hartley Steward, Jim Tighe, Mark Stevens, Doug Knight, Les Pyette, Neil Fowler, David Swail, Kin-Man Lee.
Our faves: Creighton, Steward and Pyette, print newspapermen to the core.