Pensacola News-Journal publisher, top editor both ‘retire’

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In a big management shake-up last week, Pensacola News Journal Publisher Kevin Doyle and Executive Editor Richard Schneider announced their retirements at a staff meeting, the paper reports.

The daily also confirmed reports on Gannett Blog that 10 other employees had been laid off, including the controller. Those reports had predicted Schneider would announce this departure.

The PNJ‘s weekday circulation is 34,780, andSunday is 51,746, according to the March 31 AAM report.

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