McElroy to Retire From KNS

McElroy To Retire From KNS

The News Sentinel’s executive editor and at least three other journalists accept buyouts as Gannett makes more newsroom cuts.

by scott barker • December 24, 2018

Jack McElroy is retiring as executive editor at the News Sentinel after 17 years at the helm of Knoxville’s daily newspaper and 43 years as a journalist.
McElroy’s tenure coincided with the industry-wide decline in print readership and advertising revenues.
“I’ve been very blessed to have had the opportunity to spend a career in this dynamic business,” McElroy said in a story published Friday on “I’ve met fascinating people, worked with dedicated colleagues, observed the amazing drama of life in our communities and, I hope, done a little good.”
McElroy was managing editor of the Rocky Mountain News when that Denver newspaper won a Pulit...

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