Via Dan Riemold, Ryan Frank, publisher of the Emerald Media Group (aka the Daily Emerald) at Oregon, is leaving at the end of this school year. Frank has had a frantic 3-years at the Emerald, helping the organization push a digital-first path, transitioning from a daily to a semi-weekly last year and pushing a variety of online products and projects. You can read about that transition here: 13 Lessons from Killing Our College Daily Paper and Pushing Digital.
So the EMG is looking for a new president. Details are here.
Frank tweeted about his upcoming departure, promising “Here’s why I’m leaving.”
Good for Frank to give a year’s notice, which will allow the organization to spend the necessary time to recruit and train the next person to take the reins. I wish them success in finding the next president. They are at a crucial time in a transition, and it would be a shame to lose the momentum Frank says they’ve gained in their new publishing strategy.