Jeff Smith 6 p.m., Oct. 8
Head of U-T's streaming TV network leaves job
J.R. Mahon will supposedly be a consultant
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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