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According to NetNewsCheck.com, J.R. Mahon, who has led U-T San Diego's $3.5 million, 24-hour live streaming video network since its inception in May 2012, is out.

U-T Chief Executive John Lynch told NetNewsCheck that Mahon would have a consulting job as the paper seeks to build a national video network. Mahon is "just not overseeing the newsroom and [is] focusing on starting to talk with other papers," Lynch told the publication.

U-T Editor Jeff Light has taken charge of both the video and newspaper sides, Lynch said. The video network has often been an object of derision -- as has the newspaper side.

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Don Bauder Aug. 17, 2013 @ 10:45 a.m.

David Crossley: Oh yes, and the company says it is taking it national, even though it has flopped so far in San Diego. Roger Hedgecock is one of the stars, among other so-called personalities. Best, Don Bauder

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aardvark Aug. 19, 2013 @ 9:51 a.m.

I am really curious what the rank-and-file remaining at the U-T think about the attempt of dominating the airwaves, while they work for an incredibly shrinking newspaper.

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Don Bauder Aug. 19, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m.

aardvark: But the top echelon doesn't give a hoot about the rank and file. Best, Don Bauder

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Burwell Aug. 17, 2013 @ 11:09 a.m.

Most San Diegans cannot watch UT-TV because the largest cable providers don't carry it. Lynch has hit upon a business model that will force CBS and ABC out of business in five years. Lynch will become the William Paley of the internet and a billionaire to boot. Roger Hedgecock will become the new Eric Sevareid. Many have said it can't be done, but Lynch will prove them wrong. A man of Lynch's intellect is unstoppable.

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Don Bauder Aug. 17, 2013 @ 6:24 p.m.

Burwell: Especially when that brain matter is well oiled. Best, Don Bauder

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JustWondering Aug. 17, 2013 @ 9:51 p.m.

Our worst nightmare coming true....say it ain't so Burwell.

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Don Bauder Aug. 19, 2013 @ 9:51 a.m.

Burwell: It was a superb piece of satirical comment. Congratulations. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Aug. 19, 2013 @ 9:50 a.m.

JustWondering: I am sure Burwell will confirm that it ain't so. Best, Don Bauder

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aardvark Aug. 19, 2013 @ 9:48 a.m.

"A man of Lynch's intellect is unstoppable." Best laugh I've had for awhile.

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Don Bauder Aug. 19, 2013 @ 9:52 a.m.

aardvark: Unstoppable when...Oh, never mind. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Aug. 19, 2013 @ 9:53 a.m.

Psycholizard: Only scared for a minute? Best, Don Bauder

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