The leader of newsroom at The Gazette in Janesville, Wisconsin, has announced plans to retire in April.
Editor Sid Schwartz’s decision came after the death of his wife, Julie, in February after a long illness. He said The Gazette and owners Adams Publishing Group were supportive during that difficult time.
“This is completely my decision to retire,” Schwartz said.
Orestes Baez, regional president and publisher for APG-Southern Wisconsin Group, said he would first seek internal candidates for the editor post, and if that doesn’t work out, an external search would target “a digitally savvy newsroom leader who can help move our newsrooms more into the future with data analytics and enterprise story-creation leadership.”