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PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE EDITOR

 PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Linn Washington Jr. has been named to the position of executive editor at The Philadelphia Tribune, effective today.
 Washington, who has extensive journalism experience, including that of investigative reporter and free-lance writer, comes to the Tribune from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania-Office of the Chief Justice, where he was special assistant to Chief Justice Robert N.C. Nix Jr., responsible for media relations, policy analysis, research and speech writing.
 In his new position, Washington, 42, will be responsible for managing the editorial department at The Philadelphia Tribune. His duties will include the management of the Tribune newspaper and its other products: The Tribune Magazine, a monthly publication; Weekend Portfolio, the Tribune's weekly entertainment section; and The Learning Key, the paper's educational section, which is the only such supplement currently distributed throughout the School District of Philadelphia.
 "This is a tremendous opportunity for a journalist, and I look forward to contributing to the continued growth of the oldest black newspaper in the country," said Washington.
 Washington, who previously held positions as a general assignment reporter, weekly columnist and photographer at the Tribune, began his professional career as a free-lance writer. He has been published in several national and local periodicals including American Visions, Black Enterprise, Emerge, Essence, and the Philadelphia Inquirer's Sunday supplement.
 From 1979 to 1989, he was an investigative reporter; neighborhood beat reporter; general assignment reporter; bi-monthly Op-Ed columnist and a member of the City Hall Bureau for the Philadelphia Daily News. He has also held similar responsibilities with the Philadelphia Journal.
 Washington's professional training includes a journalism fellowship at the Yale Law School, where he obtained a master's in studies of law. He also holds a B.S. in communications from Temple University.
 "Linn Washington brings a tremendous background and exciting resource to The Philadelphia Tribune," said President Robert W. Bogle. "We believe his management and leadership skills will make us the most outstanding publication in the region and country. We're absolutely excited about this opportunity. We are consumed in reorganizing and expanding our staff, not only in editorial but every department in the company,"
 Washington is the recipient of several awards for investigative journalism, including the Unity in Media Award, The Philadelphia Bar Association Media Award of Excellence, Philadelphia Press Association and Women in Communications-Sarah Award.
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