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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Dean Baquet's First Correction?

In the interests of full disclosure, I have amended the post below on John Carroll's resignation. I had written that it was actually a "re-retirement" because he was called out of retirement to helm the Los Angeles Times in 2000. Turns out that's not true; he came directly from the Baltimore Sun to the Times five years ago. Though I swear I read somewhere once that he was coaxed out of retirement, or perhaps was convinced to postpone post-Sun retirement plans--something about buying a yacht--I can find no support for that now*.

But I was encouraged in my assumption that Carroll had retired from the Sun by John Spano's story on the Los Angeles Times' web site, which reports, incorrectly, that "he was editor of the Baltimore Sun from 1991-98."

UPDATE: They fixed it. Glad I could be of service.

*Yacht, Neiman, whatever. Turns out Carroll was intent on leaving the Sun in 2000 to take a cushy job running the Neiman Fellowship Program at Harvard University when TribCo convinced him to take over the Times.