Tennessean Editor Departs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessean has announced that editor Mark Silverman is leaving the newspaper to join the Gannett Co. corporate staff.
Silverman, who has been Tennessean editor for about five years, is going to corporate headquarters in McLean, Va. He will be part of a Community Publishing Division team that works to strengthen the chain’s 81 local U.S. newspapers, The Tennessean said Tuesday.
Silverman was named Editor of the Year in 2010 by the National Press Foundation, and The Tennessean’s coverage of the Nashville flood was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news this year.
Silverman previously was editor of Gannett newspapers in Detroit; Louisville, Ky.; and Rockford, Ill., and at Gannett News Service.
Gannett’s holdings include USA Today, newspapers in Britain and 23 TV stations.

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