Niagara Falls Review publisher Dave Martineau is quitting newspapers after two decades in the biz on both sides of the border, TSF tipsters say.
Martineau is going into the service station biz, says one tipster.
The Peterborough Examiner and Lindsay Post recently lost their dual publisher, Darren Murphy, to the real estate business.
It is a sad commentary on Sun Media affairs when top execs are fleeing to non-media jobs.
Online profiles indicate Martineau will be a loss to the Review and media in general.
One profile reads: Dave has been in the newspaper business for 21 years including three years consulting across North America working at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post among many others.
His Ontario media credentials include director of advertising at the St. Catharines Standard and publisher of the Orillia Packet Times.
Our tipsters didn't say if Martineau's new line of work will keep him in the Niagara Falls area, where he has been very active in community groups, including Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, United Way, the Niagara Health System etc.