Interesting news this morning. Mike Magee, founder and Editor of The Inquirer, will be departing the publication at the end of February. Magee founded the Inquirer in 2001 and sold it to media conglomerate VNU two years ago. We understand Magee may pursue a new venture, but not one that competes directly with The Inq.
Mike was a distinctive voice in the industry whose reporting style always kept things interesting. His presence will be missed.
Paul Hales will succeed Magee as Editor. The question now, for The Inquirer, is whether VNU can retain the remaining key staff and keep the publication relevant. We don't reckon that will be easy to do.