Saturday, June 03, 2006

New Editor at the Star?

The daily newspaper in Harlingen is looking for a new editor, according to the South Texas blog The Paz Files. Current Valley Morning Star editor George Cox is either leaving the paper or getting promoted out of the newsroom, the blog speculates. (DISCLOSURE: During my time at The Monitor, I worked with George Cox on a company task force.)

The Paz Files cites a notice on the media website JournalismJobs.com advertising "an immediate opening for a proven newsroom leader" at the Star, which Paz calls "a paste-up pasatiempo for the Winter Texans and a small insular gang of influential local Republicans."

The blog nominates former Brownsville Herald metro editor (and current South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau spokeswoman) Melissa Zamora for the job. For a while Zamora published ┬┐Que Onda RGV?, a weekly bilingual entertainment guide that's no longer printing.

I'm curious why Cox is leaving the Star (if, in fact, he is). I'm out of the loop these days, so anybody at one of the Valley Freedom Newspapers who has some chisme on this, please email me.

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