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Jim Mullin Resigns from New Times

Word came out around town today that Jim Mullin, controversial New Times editor, has resigned after less than two months on the job. Mullin, as you may recall, lived in Miami, yet edited our weekly alternative newspaper from home, raising more than a few eyebrows in the process.

Mullin was responsible for those inflammatory cover stories about the Grover Beach police officer who committed suicide, as well as the infamous how-to-make-your-own-meth piece by Alice Moss. Mullin also wrote a non-apology for the meth article which seemed to only infuriate readers more. He resigned last Friday, though told no one on his staff.

King Harris will continue on as managing editor.

Still, the damage has been done and New Times faces an uphill fight to win back key advertisers and readers. To complicate matters, the paper is on the selling block and no one knows if current business manager Bob Rucker will be able to buy the paper, or if an outside bidder will toss more money to the family of the late Steve Moss.

I repeat what I said on the radio today. The community has a vested interest in New Times succeeding. We need that alternative voice. Let’s hope for better days ahead.

  1. Tom in SLO
    February 21, 2006 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks for the update, Dave, but New Times still has lost a few readers in my family because of the meth article. The editor resigning is a good thing, but we’ll have to wait and see what the new editor does. I’ll check back in with New Times this summer and see how it is. Then I’ll decide.

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