|The chopping block|
Hollingsworth, who also is publisher of The Des Moines Register, told a staff meeting that she hoped to name a new GM "soon,'' the paper says.
As head of the West Group, Hollingsworth oversees more than a dozen other newspapers, including The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif. In September, Sun Publisher Richard Ramhoff left his job, also without warning; his departure got the four-paragraph treatment, too.
The Press-Citizen's circulation is 10,129 Monday through Friday, and 12,396 on Saturday. It does not publish Sunday.
Text of Press-Citizen story
General Manager Dan Brown has resigned from Press-Citizen Media.
That announcement was made to Press-Citizen staff at a meeting Wednesday by Gannett Co. West Group President Laura Hollingsworth. She said she hopes to name a new general manager soon. Hollingsworth, who is president and publisher of The Des Moines Register, oversees the Press-Citizen as well as more than a dozen other newspapers.
Brown joined the Press-Citizen in 1991 as an advertising account executive. He served in several positions during his time at the Press-Citizen, including marketing director and advertising/marketing director. He was named general manager in July 2009.
Executive editor Jim Lewers will be responsible for Press-Citizen operations until a new general manager is named.