Via Politico’s Dylan Byers comes the news that John Solomon, the former fiery and hyper-promotional top editor of the Washington Times, will once again serve as the top editor of the Washington Times. He’ll be supervising both the editorial and news sides of the operation, not to mention the paper’s digital business strategy.
Washington Times President and CEO Larry Beasley issued this statement, according to Politico:
“John has pressed, pushed and prodded the profession to stretch beyond traditional business models and embrace the new journalistic opportunities of the 21st century. His work in 2008-2009 at the Times helped us significantly improve the reach and financial condition of this company, and he has returned to help put us back on the course to profitability that he started back then.”
On the hunch that Beasley surely wished to expand upon those sentiments, the Erik Wemple Blog rang him up moments ago. An assistant answered the telephone, took note of our request, put us on hold and then returned with this verdict:
I’ve been instructed to tell you that our press releases speak for themselves.