New Times has new editor
April 7, 2008
San Luis Obispo’s weekly New Times has a new editor. He’s Ed Connolly, according to New Times General Manager Bob Rucker.
Ryan Miller will return to his old post at New Times’ sister publication, the Santa Maria Sun, which he edited prior to his stint at the SLO weekly. Miller will remain executive editor of both newspapers.
Connolly becomes the third New Times editor since the April 2005 death of founder and editor Steve Moss. Jim Mullin resigned after publishing a controversial article on the meth drug problem in San Luis Obispo County.
Connolly started his new assignment today, and was already working on stories, noted Rucker. The executive first said he didn’t want to discuss changes in detail until his own newspaper has the opportunity to announce them in its regular issue Thursday. Later he said he planned to issue a press release today.