Thursday, November 23, 2017
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Tampa Tribune executive editor Richard 'Duke' Maas leaving

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About six months after taking the job, Tampa Tribune executive editor Richard "Duke" Maas has announced he is leaving the newspaper.

Maas will conclude his 12-year tenure at the paper Nov. 30, according to a story published on the paper's TBO website. He was appointed executive editor in May after seven years as managing editor, the story said.

The Tribune and TBO were purchased in October from Media General, based in Richmond, Va., for $9.3 million by Revolution Capital Group in California. The sale separated both outlets from their longtime corporate sibling, Tampa NBC affiliate WFLA-Ch. 8.

The new owners have told employees to expect pay cuts and staff reductions.

In other news related to the sale, the city has said that the owners do not need formal approval to split the two properties the Tribune owned overlooking the Hillsborough River.

As a result of the sale, Revolution Capital Group received title to the Tribune's old building at 202 S Parker Street. Media General kept NBC affiliate WFLA-Ch. 8 and the News Center, its home next door to the Tribune building.

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