Hotelier Doug Manchester’s behavior in the board room is well-documented: He’s brash, bold, confrontational.
But across the region Thursday, one question hovered over the announcement that Manchester is the new owner of The San Diego Union-Tribune, which he said he purchased for more than $110 million. What happens when that brash, bold, confrontational man steps into the newsroom of the region’s largest newspaper?
John Lynch, the former local radio executive who will become the newspaper’s new president and CEO, offered a preview Thursday night of that future. Some parts of the paper may stay the same. Lynch and Manchester want its publisher, Ed Moss, and its editor, Jeff Light, to stay. Lynch said he doesn’t foresee the print product disappearing for at least a decade.