Anderson had been publisher of the Register, but also a key executive for the paper's parent, Freedom Communications. He'll be replaced by Terry Horne, publisher of the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz., which is Freedom's third-largest paper. Judging from his background, Horne looks like a business guy - unlike Anderson who came to the Register as editor. Actually, Anderson had been expected to turn the publisher duties over to Marti Buscaglia, but she told Register honchos that she misrepresented some stuff on her resume and that was pretty much that. These have been tough times at the Register, with revenue down 14 percent from last year and profit down 38 percent (and last year wasn't so hot either). That's brought all kinds of cost-cutting, including lost jobs (LAO). Register has a short post on the resignation after the OC Business Journal broke the story.
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