Register-Guard editor out after just over 6 months

Eugene’s newspaper announces it is changing its leadership course again.

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Eugene’s newspaper announces it is changing its leadership course again.

N. Christian Anderson III’s term as editor is over after just more than six months.

Tony Baker, chairman of the paper, wrote an email to employees that Willamette Week published.

For the immediate future, I will step back in and assume the responsibilities of president of Guard Publishing Company. I will be in the office building for a couple of hours each weekday to consult with department managers and others as needed. I will rely on those same managers to continue to lead their respective departments and carry out the media company strategic plan initiatives adopted by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors at its September meeting. I will be out of the office beginning next week through the end of the year, returning to the office on Monday, January 4 . In my absence, I have asked Rick Baker and Dave Baker to jointly assume operational direction of the company.

The Nominating and Succession Planning Committee, a standing committee of the Board of Directors, will meet and formally begin a search for new media company leadership in January. Meanwhile, I ask that everyone continue to focus on the vitally important work you do day in and day out to serve our readers and advertisers. They’re counting on us not to miss a beat.

(READ MORE: Willamette Week)

It’s been a rough year for Oregon newspapers.

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